Jun 9, 2015
POLICE STATE. No matter what Fox says, its about RACE and it must stop.
Fixing the cops, whether they want to be fixed or not
Lets assume most cops are dedicated and not bullies. Some are even heroic. But they have a horrible reputation and they've let it happen. They can't police the police and politicians don't have the appetite yet to do it.
Bad cops, uninformed cops, are unsuitable for the occupation. But they are very slick and work to get you to forfeit your 4th Amendment rights. They will lie and BS you into letting them search your car or talk freely, even without giving you your Miranda rights, reminding you that cops are not your friends!
How to make them better public servants and not like predators on patrol as if they're back in Baghdad?
Work to press society to form a certification organization linked to training besides just confrontation and head busting. Classes on the law. On court decisions. On DE-ESCALATING situations rather than building confrontation. On anger management. Dealing with the mentally ill. Dealing with their own prejudices. These are SKILLS that can be taught. They need to learn that 'resisting police inflicted pain' and 'resisting arrest' are two different things.
They need a national board certification system.... a professional association that isn't a UNION. Like health professionals and their Continuing Education requirements putting professional letters after their name. Letters that should give them an advantage when it comes to getting hired. . Until that happens, law enforcement will always attract ex-military thugs who are alienating Americans one confrontation at a time. We must change the culture.
Get on Fox and national websites and advocate police training. Remember, these people carry GUNS and even if they don't shoot you, when they hand out what amounts to felony convictions like candy, they are ruining lives hundreds per day.
Why? Because in today's background check society, a conviction is a life sentence, even if the victims get probation. Harder or impossible to get a good job, or an apartment, or even keep their kids. For LIFE.
Lets fix this... we can't tolerate the police we pay out looking to fill the jails night after night. It's the culture they've created for themselves.
at 10:53 AM