The police at Flint have defected.
They, under order of their chief, have laid down their weapons and taken off their helmets and have joined in protesting and marching.
my sister in law had told me that this had happened.
but I didn't believe.
I didn't even let myself dream it until she sent me pictures and that link as proof.
THe Police that have defected have been yelling "enough is enough" and throwing their batons on the ground.
@magicalmilly holy fuck
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@oct2pus is that IS the case, I will be devestated. And it will be tragic.
But also, it's the police, so I it won't be the most surprised.
I am very hopefully optimistic
"we condemn what happened in Minneapolis"
"that's not who we are"
... oh boy do I have news for you
@magicalmilly I saw something about police marching with protestors in new jersey as well but I don't know which city
@radicalrobit please let me know if you find anything!!!
@magicalmilly good cops do exist!!!
@magicalmilly could be a new tactic... But if not, holy shit
@magicalmilly my wife (a Michigander) just said that she’s not surprised bc there have been a lot of police reforms in Flint over the past few years (I am not personally familiar with the situation)
@magicalmilly REALLY? WOAH
@magicalmilly looking back on this it's probably an attempt to gain sympathy from the masses tbh
not gonna trust a fucking cop until they quit their jobs
@magicalmilly yo holy SHIT
@magicalmilly im sorry but acab still applies
@jess oh 100%
but this is something positive for once
@magicalmilly if any police force is going to do this, it makes SOME sense for it to be fling. The entire town has been screwed for years now, there HAS to be some awareness there isn't any point in playing nice any more.
@MrControl Flint is fucking tired.
@magicalmilly oh my god
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