Joe Clark

Unfortunately, the answer as to when police will get "tired" of Karens calling them for racist reasons is based on economics. As long as the Karens have local economic and political control, the police are not going to ruffle their feathers too much.

On the other hand, if police officers were reprimanded and fired for mistreating Black citizens due to the community's influence and control over the department, you would see a change in attitude toward situations like this and many others.

Like it or not, capitalism controls everything from the quality of your healthcare to the attitude police have toward you and your community. Control the economics; you can expect a better behaved and more "sympathetic" government and, by extension, police force.

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You may be right in the long-term as more attitudes sour toward the current law enforcement culture.

Fewer people trust the police than ever, thanks to uploaded videos capturing their behavior, especially those involving First Amendment auditors, which could become a significant factor in law enforcement as people growing up watching auditor videos become police officers.

There are many deep current changes in the water we've yet to see manifest; perhaps putting the concept called "defund the police" into the ethos is another small but significant change to the future zeitgeist.

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Joe Clark

Joe Clark

I’m a Louisiana native living in Texas who enjoys discussing Black history, culture, books, phycology, along with racial, social, and political issues.