This is horrible.

cops lie as a matter of course, and reporting on them should start from a position of skepticism.
Also, while body cams captured this encounter, they did not and so not prevent things like this from happening, which seems to be what a lot of people hope they will do.
All this over an “unspecified traffic violation.” Not even a “crime.”

It’s telling that the reform-minded police voices in the story take issue with how Greene was treated after the police had him on the ground — but they don’t take issue with the fact of the encounter itself.
This is a huge philosophical difference between “reform” and more radically reimagining public safety: reform often leads to policy solutions that alter the procedures of policing but not the premises of it. (Like wearing the aforementioned body cameras.)
Hire more brown cops, Have more “community policing,” mandate body cameras, equip cops with “less lethal” weapons, give them better training, etc

Are you safer if a cop carries out a bullshit traffic stop during which you are tased while their body cam rolls? Is anyone?
Why is any of that contact with the police necessary?

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