June 02, 2020

A thought experiment.

Imagine for a moment that we did a big reset and said, ok, all cops fired. Rookies, vets, sergeants, chiefs, whatever, all of them. But while you're building up their replacements, you'll let back in any of them who had, even just once, reprimanded or reported or intervened when a fellow cop had been racist or abusive. Then the rest of the forces would have to get filled out with people who had never been cops before. This is a magical thought experiment so we can let them back in even if the intervention went unrecorded or if the reprimand were purely verbal; but it's not enough for them to have purely thought disapproving thoughts or told their spouse about it.

So here's the question: what percentage of the current American police forces get let back in, vs having to recruit new people? It's not a high bar, right?

"How many more gay people does God have to create before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants them around?" --Steve Simon

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