It's really not about if all our police are good guys or bad guys, or if all are racist or not racist. Those kinds of extreme dichotomies don't help the conversation.
Racism is not a police issue, it's an America issue we all need to deal with, and the police are doing the job we gave them, they are showing us all who we are.
What we need to work out is what we want our police to do for their job, and what does the balance of power looks like between police and the communities that hire them to protect and serve. Right now that balance is way off and everyone is suffering because of it, including police officers themselves.
We also need to decide if we are OK with giving people that do racist things a baton, gun, and license to act violently at will.
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