@shindig: "People will always need cops" is why I don't have a lot of hope for genuine reform. It is something people are ingrained to believe and balk at taking actual productive steps because they don't want to consider alternatives.
Yep. Plus it'll take decades to shift the distrust of police. It requires a concerted, persistent effort forever.
I am maybe 4 scenes in and I already can't get behind the picture this game is trying to paint. I'm probably going to vent in a longer form but ... fuck.
Everybody hates Androids vocally. Everyone has an Android. There's 37% unemployment in the country and an apparent drug problem but Detroit's streets have space for one small-scale protest a token homeless guy. Not even the government is concerned with a large chunk of society pitching in on income tax.
Poor people live in 3 bedroom houses (like depressed dad Ethan Mars) and you can tell they're poor because that side of town has grey weather.
Also, right, if the protest movement is so large, why don't they like ... really fuck these things up? They're not people. In fact, the world being depicted would be better off without most of them. Instead, they're just going to mildly bully and jostle them like it's school.
Has David Cage never seen a speed camera being completely blown apart?
One moral of the story is that cops have guns and everyone else has cameras, but only one of these groups needs to reflexively point and shoot at the other.
The overwhelming evidence was a key factor, and this is a landmark decision that finally sets a much-needed precedent. If you want meaningful change, then don't let this first domino fall without knocking another one over. Do that enough times, and we might have something more to celebrate than basic decency and completely reasonable expectations of justice.
Agreed. This should be the moment of real police reform, but it probably won't. People will always need cops. Cops always need to be really fucking good. You cannot half-arse it as firefighter. Why half-arse it as a cop?
I played through all of Ravensword Shadowlands this week. I enjoyed it despite the fact it looks like something nobody would dare release without giving it several more passes. A game apparently so old it saw an Ouya release and now it's on the PS4. It's not challenging or clever but I did enjoy becoming a massive RPG power tank by the end of it.