Police officers and prison guards have some of the highest rates of COVID-19

Originally published at: Police officers and prison guards have some of the highest rates of COVID-19 | Boing Boing

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One more data point showing that the “Blue Lives Matter” movement was never, ever about protecting the lives of police officers.

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Who’d have thought regressive trumpist authoritarians of below average intelligence don’t protect themselves from a deadly disease.

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Yep. Police Officer in the city my GF works for was 23 died from it last week. Unlike the cop who was shot to death couple years before, they haven’t announced a funeral procession along a route lined with flags. They have put out a gofundme for expenses. Took him about a month in the hospital to die from it. :confused:

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With numbers like that, you’d think being in (and working in) prisons would be a major Humanitarian Crisis that can’t be ignored. And might be, in a different timeline. Maybe we need to imprison more rich scumbags so they can stage giant protests about the conditions and risks.

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Survival of the least willfully stupid.

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The byline of humanity.

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As insufferable as I find NDT the man doesn’t tell lies.

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Maybe if we made the masks yellow.

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When you say picket or protest, I think “superspreader event.”
(Not a good idea in these COVID times, but on the other hand, a general “strike” to the revenue stream would be more effective.)

If I were a police officer, I would go contact free and refuse to issue citations unless the situation involves arrests.

They don’t care. The people dying are mostly in safe red districts.

Due to gerrymandering dynamics, I wonder how many of those districts are “safe red”, instead of something that will flip if there’s just a couple of percentage points’ shift in voting dynamics and demographics?

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Would so many people be dying if it were just a few percentage points’ difference between the good guys and the bad guys?

What? Covid has overtaken guns? You guys clearly need bigger and better guns.
/s

The #1 killer of cops was traffic accidents. After that it was heart disease. Then violence.

Guns never were the biggest killer of cops.

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So, with Covid, guns have slipped to 5th place, eh? Got need something with a belt feed if you gun owners aren’t going to be completely left behind.

/s/s just to make really sure.

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