We have a police force that has militarized as a direct result of the war on drugs. Not only in their equipment, but in their tactics. Stop and frisk, flash banging children based off of anonymous tips that result in nothing, shooting people's dogs after breaking into their house in the middle of the night to raid them, civil asset seizure, equitable sharing, AND THAT'S JUST THE STUFF WE KNOW ABOUT as a result of the huge increase in video capability over the last 10 years.
Then when you look at the current figures, 1 in 50 black people are currently in jail. The war on drugs has been waged primarily in communities of color where people of color are more likely to receive higher offenses. According to the Human Rights Watch, people of color are no more likely to use or sell illegal drugs than whites, but they have higher rate of arrests. African Americans comprise 14 percent of regular drug users but are 37 percent of those arrested for drug offenses. From 1980 to 2007 about one in three of the 25.4 million adults arrested for drugs was African American. Source Hell, Nixon invented the drug war as a way to target blacks and hippies.
We do not have a police force that protects and serves all people equally, We have an army that imprisons people for private FOR FUCKING PROFIT prisons, which are now the US's biggest lobbying group
Police are on the front line of a long series of political fuckups and unless we do something to change the political system, we will not see the end of this violence.
You think immigration is a problem? You think e-mails are a problem? They're different color socks on a single puppeteer's hands. Until you guys stop voting over who is going poison you least, it's not going to change.