Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Actually, I have been raped. Repeatedly. And, while I had some issues with white men for a while after my first sexual assault, I got over it. Why? Because I met some decent white men after that.
I have also been assaulted. Repeatedly. And, still, my anger and hatred towards men didn't last past meeting decent guys who treated me with respect.
Now, decent cops? Well, they probably exist. Thing is, I haven't met many of that sort in my area. And, since this is the area where I am living and, so far, raising my son, this is the area, and the cops, that I'm concerning myself about. And I have, repeatedly, stated that my experiences are with the cops HERE. My feelings are because of the cops I've interacted with HERE. If I ever have the opportunity to meet and interact with decent officers who treat people with respect and don't abuse their powers, then perhaps my feelings will change.
I'm sorry if this is difficult for you to understand.
My husband and I keep our family safe, with the assistance of our dogs, and, if necessary, weaponry. The police here haven't yet made my life safer. They have endangered my life and my family. They nearly killed people who I loved. They harassed, ridiculed, beat up, and sexually assaulted my friends and family. I grew up trusting the criminals more than I trusted the cops. That's just how it was where I grew up.
Google "Prince George's County police; brutality" and then tell me that I don't have a right to feel the way I feel.