But the issue in a dynamic situation, Ford said, is that there are many perspectives involved in a single incident.
When the dispatcher told Bashizi that he was intimidating the woman that “was a validation of the one person’s perspective,” and it’s for that police are apologizing.
But for the last 20 or so years, ‘validating one person’s perception’ is exactly how it’s worked.
In fact, the justice system has invented whole new laws and special victim categories purely on the basis of the aggrieved ‘victim’s’ feelings.
Why has this suddenly changed?
…on Wednesday a San Francisco lawmaker introduced new legislation that’s meant to punish people who make false 911 calls on the basis of racial motivation.
Aha! Suddenly, all those former victims must be thrown under a bus, told that their feelings and perceptions don’t matter after all. Because of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Because the establishment has decided that this pernicious movement must be capitulated to immediately. Never mind what they thought before, that must all be overturned.
Bashizi said an apology from the police is not what he was after, but it’s a step in the right direction.
“I don’t know this woman’s life. I don’t know what’s happening in her life. I don’t know if she has kids to feed.”
He said he’s not rushing to punish or shame her, but he wants some repercussion to come from this, something that could discourage this from happening to someone else again. She can’t call police on innocent people, he said.
Which basically means she can’t call the police at all. Because everyone’s ‘innocent’ until proven guilty. The police act on reports of a crime, but they don’t know if a crime has actually happened until they get there and investigate.
Is that the real goal? To dissuade people from calling the police when a crime has been committed?