It takes strong leadership in the community. I think you're really on target with the "resentment about life in general". That crap has been crammed down the throats of these communities by people who profit by keeping them down for decades. Back in the 50's and 60's people the key word was "overcome". Folks were encouraged to better themselves and their communities. They were encouraged to be proud and defiant of those that really did victimize them. Unfortunately, it's hard to stand up to real abuse but it's easy to pick and choose certain nits to pick and call them "abuse". If I were in the shoes of some of these people I'd damned sure have to think twice about ratting out a drug dealer who has made it known that he knows where my kids go to school and where I live. Who knows, maybe I'd turn a blind eye to the shop keeper that got beat up because he didn't pay his protection if I thought I might be next.
These problems aren't really black problems. Over the years they've been Irish problems and Italian problems and Jewish problems, etc. They happen in Asian communities too. If you get a chance take a look at all the stuff Leeland Yee was involved with back in CA. Lots of people have tried lots of stuff to fix the problems but they're endemic and the only thing that EVER fixes them is encouraging successful, healthy, lawful communities and that takes leaders who actually care.
So what are some of the negative impacts?
Alot of opinion for sure about body cams. I worked with quite a few rural OK deputies and a few Sheriffs. Most are for cameras, many already wear a body mic while on one man patrol and at least one deputy was fired for turning his off on a routine traffic stop.
It stops the citizen attempting to claim harassment or unwanted sexual advances when stopped for a traffic violation. It records what was said by whom if the stop escalates.
I don't see it as a tool to prosecute a citizen, but rather a shield to stop false claims against the Officer.
It's time has come...
One of the very few things I actually agree with Obama on. While 50k camera's are just a drop of water compared to whats really needed its a very big drop of water. I'm an advocate of police wearing camera's. A picture might be worth a thousand words, but a video is worth a million imo.
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