|Posted: 06 June 2020 at 10:14am | IP Logged | 12
ASSUMPTION: Not all police are dirty. We have to assume this, or we've already been living in a police state for 70 years.
ITEM: Police body cams are not the friends of police. The light is NEVER a friend to dirty rats and cockroaches. And now, it seems that the eyes of the public are more invasive than ever. This is a very good thing. Perhaps the situation was different during the 20s and 30s (1900s, not 2000s) but that time is a century past; police don't have to assume that they're facing gangsters and bootleggers any more.
ITEM: Joe Z: "Cops are right now the only force protecting the government." I must disagree with you, my friend. As we've seen the past two weeks, Government is being protected by the National Guard, State Police, and the U.S. Military. Right or wrong, this is the situation.
And I have to pose, honestly, the question of which situation is worse; lacking 59 police, or having 59 dirty police out among citizens.
ITEM: As I saw noted so beautifully, we, the public, owe nothing to the police; THEY have an obligation to serve and protect US. From a couple of presidents recently, it does seem that civil servant can effectively be translated as civil MASTER; but that is a false connotation.
ITEM: It seems very obvious that the vast majority of Americans don't want trouble; they want their First Amendment rights. And those who have been repressed, i.e., blacks, want it more because it has been denied them for decades, and going on to centuries. Police are supposed to enforce that equality; not the differences.