tfw you try to sympathise with the ACAB people and you really just can't because you would be dead without cops even though you know they're awful
@Elizafox i think, if anything, that's even more of a reason to demand police reform and accountability.
nobody (except probably for actual violent/dangerous criminals) should see a police officer and think "are they going to help me or make things worse?".
@devurandom Yes. I want police whomst you can feel like you can turn to in an actual emergency, who are sensitive to the needs of the community, and understand that they are there to protect and serve the public, not protect and serve their interests.
@Elizafox i personally see "acab" not as a literal statement, but more like an expression of feelings (like "kill all men" or "ugh, cishets").
one _could_ say "not all men/cops", but they're missing the points that
1. still, a lot of men/cops
2. there is no way to instantly tell which men/cops are good and which are bad
3. the good men/cops are rarely holding the bad men/cops accountable for their actions
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