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.

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JBo
JBo

I've never met anyone who hasn't made a mistake...I must not live on your side of town.

SeniorCitizen
SeniorCitizen

But when police make mistakes, PEOPLE DIE!

hJR
hJR

I appreciate your sentiments: mistakes are to be avoided at all cost. However, your example all have one thing in common. The professionals are not going to be killed, instantly, if they mis-judge the intentions of the other party. How many surgeons would come to work if they new that SOME percentage of their patients came in wearing suicide vests - and they hated needles! Police are in THE MOST DANGEROUS JOB in the country and we, the people, need to understand: do what they say, now! That's all. If there is a problem you can work it out later, with the judge. We hired them to keep order -- let them do their job.

SeniorCitizen
SeniorCitizen

But why do they have all the power to hurt people when many of these police are no better than thugs themselves. If only the police monitored their own and got rid of ALL the bad apples.

Cop2331
Cop2331

Drs have plenty of power to hurt/harm people. Thank you so much for referring to me as a thug. We do have monitoring. Its called internally affairs.