I've been seeing a lot of tweets of people noting how kitted out police are vs care workers & I actually did a quick break down of the cost of gear to kit out an officer vs how much it costs to kit out a care worker in PPE. [...]
Front line workers who have to try and fight the #COVID19 pandemic WE ARE STILL IN. How many police were in riot gear in downtown Seattle? Multiply each one by at least 27 & think about how we are fighting a pandemic & our front line workers are wearing fucking trash bags.
They're cutting out plastic sheets to make face shields so they don't add another body in hospital that's already full to the brim waiting for tests that maybe sorta don't work while there seems to be NO shortage in teargas and rubber bullets.
The system chose to buy artillery to defend a blatant murder of an innocent man instead of buying supplies to help try and end an already disastrously handled quagmire of a pandemic.