that's usually the response from most people living in civilized first world countries the more they learn about policing in americaGobsmacked.
I posted earlier in this thread about another case in NYC where a known serial killer was allowed to absolutely shred a guy with a knife on a subway train and the cops that were following him ran into the front of the train to escape. Fortunately the dude lived because everyone else in the car not paid to protect people actually protected the guy and gang rushed the fucker with a knife. The stabbed guy sued and that's why his case got thrown out. So we pay them to do a job that people can often do better themselves.
Where I've been riding my dirtbike lately is just outside of Carson City, NV (state capital). BLM land that backs up to a neighborhood. The place is absolutely littered any day of the week with people firing off every sort gun. I'm not sure I'd know the difference between what a bumpstock fired semi auto and fully auto would sound like but there's definitely always one of them in the mix. None of these are legal shooting areas and all have specific ordinances prohibiting it.
That's just patriotism though. When a black kid fires a gun off in his environment the cops have to kill him because they got a report of shots fired. I literally could not count the number of 'shots fired' I hear on a regular basis, also in illegal to fire areas. Ones that caused a wildfire last year that ate up a neighborhood btw.......
I don't need an explanation of why carson city is different than chicago because I'm not a moron. But the actions are identical. You can just as easily hit a house, pedestrian, mountainbiker in this place. And it is just as trashed as any 'urban decay' I've ever seen. Blown out televisions, furniture, more spent shells than dirt visible.......
Police choose what they enforce, and what they ignore.