Most of us, even if we have never had a good relationship with the police, take them for granted. They’re necessary, right? Don’t we need police? Aren’t they a natural part of any civilized society?
I want to delve into the history of the police in the U.S. for a bit here and then we can analyze whether they’re necessary at all, because–stay with me–I’m not so sure they are.
*Today’s topic is discussed wordily and humorlessly by Samantha Clarke. If you make it all the way through, you get to read the joke at the end. May the odds be ever in your favor.*
Most Americans, so fascinated with individual morality and heroism, generally face a certain question at some point in their youth: if placed in history, would I have done the right thing even if I differed from the majority?
Fun, I know. Here we go.