RIP Officer Friendly

Officer Friendly Is Dead

A Chicago policeman has been charged with the first-degree murder of a 17-year-old kid over a year ago. Yet another sign that Officer Friendly is dead.

aNewDomain —  A Chicago policeman has been charged with first-degree murder for shooting a 17-year-old child over a year ago. No wonder many African Americans avoid cops as much as possible. So much for good old Officer Friendly.

A Chicago policeman has been charged with first-degree murder for shooting a 17-year-old child over a year ago. Is it any wonder that black people avoid cops as much as possible?
RIP Officer Friendly cartoon: Ted Rall

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Ted Rall

Based in New York, Ted Rall is aNewDomain's chief commentator and a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist. A Pulitzer nominee, Rall's latest book is the NYT bestselling book, Trump: A Graphic Biography.
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1 Comment

  • I’m not a “minority” but I figured out early in life that most cops are arrogant, untrustworthy bullies, or worse. Both of my almost-adult sons were raised to believe that cops should be avoided if at all possible because they tend to make situations worse. Sadly, we still need police, just because most Uh’mericans are flaky, irresponsible children that don’t know how to “police” themselves.

    I’m a old-school peacenik, but my stance on gun rights has been pretty much the same as since I was a kid: as long as cops have guns, citizens should have that option too. I’ve never owned a gun, because I don’t live in fear like conservatives do, but if they keep escalating the Police State like they have in recent decades I might consider arming myself.