If one is familiar with Cyrus Vance’s time as Manhattan DA, his interest in meaningfully pursuing crime, particularly if committed by the wealthy and powerful, is laughable. Vance infamously dropped cases against and/or declined to prosecute powerful New York figures, including Donald Trump’s children and Harvey Weinstein, subsequently receiving massive donations to his re-election campaigns from Trump family and Weinstein lawyers.
Whites ended slavery in the Western Hemisphere, Europe, and major parts of Asia. In India they ended suttee (burning the still-living wife on the dead husband’s funeral pyre). They ended human sacrifice in Central America and cannibalism in the Caribbean. Since the last half of the 20th Century, white agricultural methods have fed the world.
The only way to make sure everyone is absolutely safe is to put EVERYONE in prison. Since that isn’t practical, the next best way is to control every aspect of your life. How do you do that most efficiently? By scaring people into conformity. Let fear be the driver. How do you scare them? You threaten their safety.
Don’t behave in a way that brings the cops down on you. If you do, it’s your own fault. No cop has any license to rough you up or kill you, but know that the rest of America sees unruly behavior as the primary cause of black issues with police.
It’s time to start organizing our neighborhoods, at least in our minds, basing our thinking on reality. The main thing is get to know your neighbors. Know who will cower and who will stand up, who refuses to believe what’s happening and who sees clearly, who is waiting for someone else to do everything and who ready to defend himself, who is part of the problem and who part of the solution.
In short, Zuckerberg and his wife are now in the business of developing and marketing vaccines, with a particular focus on vaccines that are used against exactly the kind of viruses represented by COVID-19. They have already invested a massive amount of money in this effort.