You can't say something about one man, even if it is generally true about men in general. The irony is that given the levels of institutional racism that exist in America, it isn't surprising that what Wilson did gets a pass, it is perfectly legal. Therein lies the injustice. Wilson is a product of the system. And it is the system that is fucked up. It's easier to show that a Department is biased and too violent, you can treat it as one statistical entity and send it the the outhouse based on its statistical record. Which is why the Justice Department has taken a number of PD's to court. You can't however do that to an individual, no matter how much he might deserve it.leady wrote:So just to be clear here - you think the burden of proof should be reversed because a lab test suggests that the human subconscious reacts marginally faster based on race? or to put it another way - because Wilson unloaded a whole 2 foot further away he needs to prove his innocence?
The argument as espoused here glosses over the fact that too often police are to aggressive with everyone. Minorities, women, the poor to name a few. And it is further complicated by the presence of enormous numbers of guns in all parts of American society.