Things America needs to change right fucking now

  1. Nationwide police de-escalation and sensitivity training.
    Our officers have dramatically fewer hours of training in this than other industrialized nations and it shows by the extremely high rate of shootings we're seeing. No monetary cost for this training is worth more than the innocent lives lost (Black lives MATTER).
  2. End the "War on Drugs," release the POW's, expunge their records
    Highest. Incarceration. Rate. In. The. World. Higher than goddamn Russia, and disproportionately made up of minorities so we can't sit here and pretend this isn't a product of systematic oppression. Give black "drug felons" their right to vote back. Give them their right to earn a living and qualify for housing.
  3. Replace EVERY member of Congress who's obviously working only for the interest of their political donors rather than their constituents.
    My state has Hatch, and if he isn't the most obviously self-gratifying white man dinosaur in Congress I'll eat my own underwear. Go away old man, you don't represent me.
  4. Body cams that police don't control
    Why is footage not available? "It fell off" my ass, give them a camera that can't fall off, sew it into their uniform and make tampering with it punishable.
  5. Set up policies so an objective third party investigates police activity
    Not the same department that did it, not the prosecutors who work with police every day, but maybe an expert group with no dogs in the ring.
  6. Admit there is a problem
    Number one. Do this first. Because this shit has barely started to simmer, and it's gonna start boiling if nothing changes. People are mad, they have every right to be mad. Listen to them. It's not that fucking hard.