30 Reasons Why Saying ‘Don’t Want to Get Hurt by Cops? Don’t Break the Law’ Is Totally Wrong

This common meme is ridiculous for all kinds of reasons.

It’s common phrase among those who unquestioningly support law enforcement regardless of documented incidents of corruption and misconduct.

The badge and uniform are infallible in the eyes of those who are too afraid to question authority. Police kill, we are told, because they have to make it home to their families at night. Police only harm those guilty of a crime, and if you don’t want to get shot by police, don’t break the law, they say.

In an attempt to break through to the apologist crowd, we have gathered 30 stories from our archives of examples in which police have hurt innocent people, who have not broken the law. Tragically, some of those hurt or killed were children; others were disabled and mentally ill.

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