American Policing Functions As Intended

Kevin Putzier
4 min readOct 8, 2022

ACAB. Even the “good” ones.

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The problem with American policing cannot be reformed. Reform indicates that there is a problem that needs addressed or corrected within the system.

This simply is not the case. The police, regardless of any individual officer’s desire, is an army of occupation designed to maintain the status quo. It cannot be reformed because it works as intended. The best that can come of reform, with a view to more efficiency, is an exponential increase in the use of violence!

My reasoning behind this statement is simple. The job of the police is, was, and has always been to serve and protect the upper classes. This means, if they are to hold true to their purpose, that the masses must be suppressed to the point of extreme fear or the upper classes will have to deal with us. Thus, more use of violence and its explicit threat is necessary.

Now, if we want city guards and investigators of crime, that’s a different story. In that case, we legitimately need to completely start over. An army of oppression cannot fulfill that function efficiently for multiple reasons.

One, without coercion they will get little to no community cooperation. Because you don’t collaborate with the self-avowed enemy if you wish to remain a part of the community. The phrase “Snitches Get…



Kevin Putzier

I am a practicalist, which means I take political and social ideas from all sides and try to find what works. Mostly Progressive.