HomeIssuesPolice ReformEx-Seattle Police Chief Condemns Systemic Police Racism Dating Back to Slave Patrols
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magsview

I never thought of what has been going on like that, ‘Slave Patrols’. Damn! That rings too true.

Flourishing Of Years
Flourishing Of Years

The recent violence has a lot of people riled up, and continued activism is needed to ensure we move forward, not backward.

NVPainter

So well said! Thom Hartmann also pointed out recently that the whole Second Amendment was written as it is, in order to support the existence of the slave patrols and satisfy Patrick Henry’s demands. And Patrick Henry (Give me liberty or give me death) turns out to have been the largest slaveholder in Virginia.

I actually transcribed and wrote a post about it, but didn’t have a chance to post it yet. I will now, before I have to get back to work.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that our policing traditions stem from slave patrols, too. 🙁

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