When we give it a go.
I listened to this while writing this post, try it while you read :o)
Things happen, there’s no denying it. But let’s see what that means. It is true that police violence happens. Saying that it doesn’t happen would be completely ridiculous. But can we say that if something happens, it is inevitably likely rather than possible? Here are some examples to read aloud.
It is possible for a woman to experience sexual harassment at work.
It is likely that a woman will experience sexual harassment at work.
It is possible for a non-white person to be discriminated against.
It is likely that a non-white person will be discriminated against.
It is possible during a police arrest to be subject to abuse of intervention force.
It is likely during a police arrest to be subject to abuse of intervention force.
Do you hear the difference? The gap between possibility and probability is huge. There are certainly several examples of these aforementioned cases and many other atrocities, but does that make it a considerable probability or even a norm?
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there are approximately 1 million full-time law enforcement personnel. Is it fair to say that you have a one in a million chance of being subject to an aggressive intervention? How many interventions are there each year for those 1 million employees? Does the rate systematically increase according to the individual’s profile?
Let’s take a break to protest and look at the matter. Relay the information, not just the emotion.
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Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on August 20, 2020 by Coach Danny