As most police depts are local in scope and not operated from a federal or state or sometimes not even a county level (even within cities there’s borough departments) – that’s many thousands of relatively independently operating units.

As most police depts are local in scope and not operated from a federal or state or sometimes not even a county level (even within cities there’s borough departments) – that’s many thousands of relatively independently operating units.

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If I thought I might face this issue the next time I get in the car, I’d consider buying this bag and following its instructions.

Someday maybe the systemic issues will be resolved. I hope so.

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It shouldn’t be necessary. But I’m glad it’s an option somebody thought of. Maybe enough of these bags in cars will get the point across better.

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It culminates in a split second decision:

“Is this individual more likely to be reaching for a gun or a driver’s license?”

What drives that decision? it can be so subtle. A single heart flutter away.

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If it was an issue I had to face (in a stop and frisk city), I’d do it. Maybe stitch it to my clothing. So long as it was my choice. I think that’s what makes the difference.

Enough folks make that point to show that systemic racism really _is_ an American problem and not made up and maybe it’ll jumpstart some positive changes.

I’m glad I don’t have to think about this stuff. I want nobody to have to think about this stuff.

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No reaching = less chance of a misconstrued body language. Goal here I think is basic survival.

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Oh wow, THAT will take a mountain. Late 1980s started the ball rolling in making police not responsible for their actions. It had a reasonable enough start. It was that case with the cops in the subway in NYC I think.

Lots more protections added since.

There was one just last year, argued in the Supreme court. I should find it.

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Thing is, I’m not anti-police. But I believe authorities should have a higher level of accountability than citizens.

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