Here's what happens when you dismantle policing.

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COLIN KAEPERNICK NEEDS TO KEEP HIS YAPPER SHUT FOR A MINUTE Especially if he ever wants to work again in the NFL.  Sure, he's entitled to his opinion, but the NFL doesn't want his opinion, especially if it's as racially charged and stupid as his latest opinions are.  He tweeted this out after the acquittal of the officer in the Philandro Castile case: 

Colin kaepernick tweet

H added the comment,

A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without consequence, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled!

Mmmkay, let's run with that.  All he needs to do is visit Baltimore, Maryland, where after the Freddy Gray case, the police have been absolutely hamstrung.  I read this article about what it's like to be a cop in Baltimore since Freddy Gray recently and though I knew violent crime had increased dramatically, I didn't realize shootings had increased 75% in the past two years.  From the article I'm citing:

When the city recorded its 50th homicide of this year on Feb. 23—an otherwise ordinary weekday when nine people were shot across the city—it put Baltimore nearly a month ahead of 2016’s murder rate, which was the worst on record, other than 2015.

Street robberies and aggravated assaults are also surging, with each up nearly 40 percent year-to-date over 2016. And recent carjackings, which included the high-profile assault of 80-year-old former City Councilwoman Rikki Spector in her Federal Hill garage, have nearly doubled. Meanwhile, with court-enforceable federal mandates now hanging over the department, the BPD faces an uphill battle of rebuilding trust in the community, recruiting more cadets, and putting additional uniformed bodies on the street. It’s a huge climb that only got steeper last month after the stunning federal indictments of seven police officers, who served on a specialized gun unit, on racketeering and extortion charges. (The allegations of brazen thuggery include robbing a driver after a routine traffic stop and stealing $1,500 from a nursing home maintenance man who needed the cash to pay his rent.)

Now the upside of the above stats is that dirty cops are being indicted.  The unfortunate problem is that the City Attorney rushed to judgment and indicted officers in the Freddy Gray case who were not dirty.  And that created a very difficult environment for the cops.  And now that has created a crime surge that the innocent residents of Baltimore get to deal with.  But please, Colin Kaepernick, tell us how dismantling the police will help.  


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