On May 19, 2022, San Francisco Police killed Michael MacFhionghain, 57, and Rafael Mendoza, 49, under the freeway not far from my home. The two unhoused men were fighting, and one was on top of the other trying to stab the one below him. About a dozen officers showed up and started yelling overlapping instructions. Within eleven minutes of arriving on the scene, four officers opened fire, killing both men. During the Town Hall Police Chief Scott touted all of the crisis response training the officers received. What struck me at that moment was that “Police Training Kills.”
Now, you can boldly, fashionably, and comfortably declare that you too believe “Police Training Kills” in this soft Next Level tee. This tee ain’t for the faint of heart. When you wear it, you will definitely strike up conversations. It’s a great way to figure out who is, is not, or might be persuaded to become a comrade. And we need all the comrades we can get if we’re going to abolish the police.