Police were created to uphold and protect white supremacy. The first police in the US were created in the 1800s to control the street culture of the immigrant poor and to protect the property of the wealthy. In the south, police evolved out of slave patrols and prisons evolved out of chain gangs. The dark history of police systems sets in place the system we have today, which ostracizes the radicalized poor and makes them a disproportionate victim to police violence. Police are inherently violent, and they rely on the threat or intimidation of violence in order to run.

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