You wouldn’t think that cops would blatantly defend bad cops, or be against the idea that black people should receive impartial justice. I hope that’s not what this is.
My acquaintance on Facebook is a cop, and he posted a link to this spammy, clickbait, article. (I posted a comment on that article, but it was deleted, which is really lame.) I don’t know whether he actually read the article or not. I don’t know whether the commenters read it or not. Maybe they see a Hollywood liberal post something, and they immediately jump to a conclusion without reading it carefully. I hope that is what it is. Because if they understood and read what he wrote, what they say about it is shameful and revealing.
First of all, I think police should be completely defunded and ABOLISHED. I want that because that is what Scripture teaches. But is that what liberals want? Liberals are socialists and statists. How can Obamacare or whatever socialist dream be forced on anyone without government agents with guns?
If my Facebook buddy thinks he’s the target of defunding, does he realize that he’s admitting to being a bad cop?
But it turns out that when you read the article. it directly quotes Ruffalo’s tweets, and it doesn’t say anything about wanting to abolish police. His tweets say:
Defund bad cops and police departments. Tell Obama: We need an executive order!
I stand with the Movement For Black Lives in the fight for peace and justice for Black people. Will you?
It says defund BAD cops. What kind of brainless, cop-worshiping idiot wants to continue funding bad cops? Well, I showed you the original poster. He’s one. There are others.
Laying off bad cops causes one to roll her eyes. Are cops supposed to be tenured people who can’t be fired for doing a bad job? One guy sees the inconsistency of Democrats wanting to ban guns while being protected by armed bodyguards and apparently thinks that applies to every possible situation. He’s so stupid he must be a cop. But wait. There are others who want to defend bad cops.
I really hope these people didn’t read the article or the guy’s tweets and fell for the clickbait article title. I wrote the second to last comment and no one has responded. I hope they will.
I agree that Ruffalo is probably some nutjob leftist. And if he is, there is plenty to pick on him for. But we all need to be more careful when we criticize someone that it doesn’t lead us to do stupid stuff, like protect bad cops from being fired, or defend the liberal position that police should be receiving federal grants, or God forbid that all police departments should be receiving federal grants no matter how good or bad they are. Who is the liberal in this scenario, Ruffalo or the commenters? Who’s for strong unions with untouchable government workers?
We all have traditions that can blind us and cause us to not understand what other people are saying. As unpleasant as it might be, our concern for truth as Christians must cause us to spend time understanding what our “enemies” believe so that we can argue against what they’re really saying, and not against a straw man.
I sincerely hope the commenters here are just making up a strawman to knock down (that’s sinful enough). I hope they’re not actually defending bad cops and departments and hoping for more federal grants for their personal PD. That would make them the nutjob leftists.
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