As Hurricane Ida Strands Thousands, the Police Would Rather Focus on “Anti-Looting” Patrols – Mother Jones

Just to emphasize the point: In the middle of a natural disaster, with elderly people stuck at home in dangerous heat, as boats and helicopters scour the state to find people who fled to their attics and rooftops, the cops seems less interested in helping residents access life-saving essentials than they do in criminalizing them. “[T]he city is powerless and underwater,” one lawyer with the Twitter handle Jane, Esq. tweeted, “& they’re using their resources for…anti looting. [T]his is a poster example for defund the police.” Source: As Hurricane Ida Strands Thousands, the Police Would Rather Focus on “Anti-Looting” Patrols – Mother Jones

2 thoughts on “As Hurricane Ida Strands Thousands, the Police Would Rather Focus on “Anti-Looting” Patrols – Mother Jones”

    1. In too many cities, they have been allowed to be in charge of themselves and to those who give them unquestioned support, rather than to the community at large.

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