We need to allow no acceptance of officers of the law “making mistakes;” the repercussions are too…
We need to allow no acceptance of officers of the law “making mistakes;” the repercussions are too high. Innocent people end up dead or injured physically and emotionally. We allow police to walk around with killing machines on their hips. They are allowed to arrest anyone they don’t like, abuse them and then charge them with resisting arrest.
Would we allow a few airline pilots to get drunk and fly a plane and then say: Oh well, they’re always a few bad apples? Would we allow surgeons to make mistakes that kill the patient and again say: well, there’s going to be some bad ones? No we don’t allow this because these professionals carry people’s lives in their hands. Well, we are giving police the power to hold people’s lives in their hands also. There needs to be Zero Tolerance for police making mistakes.
Unfortunately, most police officers have the mindset that they can do whatever they want because they have all the power and citizens have none. Everyday we see examples of police abusing innocent people and all too often killing them. How is it that they get away with this? Police will admit that they need to police their own, but they don’t. They laugh about the cop with the bad attitude and chalk it up to, well that’s how we operate.
If the public is going to respect police, then they have to be exemplars of proper behavior and understand that they can’t abuse the extreme power to be judge, jury, and chief executioner.