But surely these are just a couple individual bad apples, and not remotely indicative of any sort of large-scale problem with the way law enforcement is approached in this country... just like the last couple of individual, non-large-scale-problem-indicating bad apples before them... and the ones before that, and the ones before that...
Here is a subject that is near and dear to my heart. There are many reasons for that. Some personal some public.
I think that there is a problem. What is the Problem? We must define the problem before we can solve it. Here are some of my guesses.
1. The Police do not understand their Mission. When they are on the job, then, they work for us. To Protect and to Serve. Right?
2. The Police are not qualified to do the job. There is a chance that the Police in some towns are severely undereducated in anything, except, security.
2.a) This could be a problem. All the continuing education that the men and women that wear our Police uniforms take is in aggressive tactics. (Could be.)
3. Aggressive Tactics and justification of wrong doing may be a fun part of the job. (It is possible.)
I think that the first reasonable move is for the People of the United States to ask that all Police Personal take the SAT as a condition of continued employment. It is important that we know. I have heard that these men and women may have low scores.
If, they have the reading comprehension, computational abilities and writing skills of fifth graders, then, we have a right to know.
I managed to get myself in jail. Whoa! There is no fun at all. They did not keep me long. Thank God. Yet; I did see that our system is frightening. It could happen to anyone. Anyone. There is an understanding of that fact that was an intellectual foundation stone of our civil lives that seems to have been damaged.
As a citizen I an frightened of the Police.
These should be the people that we run to, not, from.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.