My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.
When an esteemed police detective discovered that an innocent woman had spent years in prison for a murder she didn’t commit, he notified his supervisors and tried to make the tragic error known. Instead of seeing that the new evidence came to light, police brass demoted the whistleblower and kicked him out of his unit. Another veteran officer stood up for the whistleblower, earning him termination from the department after decades of service. The Louisville Metropolitan Police Department has taken nefarious steps to hide a dark secret.
It’s rare to hear about cops sticking their own necks out to do the right thing when they see other cops conducting business as usual. It probably has something to do with how they and their family are treated by the police precinct as a result, both professionally and personally.
The system doesn’t cater to accountability, it deters it. The business of policing is a disgusting, moral-less entity, fueled by money and power, that punishes those few who might try to bring it out of the sewer.
Oh, but you see, he will live forever.
“Developed by Norman Lear” - An illustration based on this Ebony article about the off-stage tensions of the popular sitcom.