Policing is very different in other countries, most are unarmed and those who are armed rarely use lethal force against unarmed civilians.”
First and foremost, this blog points to policing in the United States of America. Police officers in Canada, Europe, Asia or Australia may not fall under this aggregation. [a] Each country’s laws are as per the constitution and culture of that country. [b] Let’s face it, the police in other developed countries are not murdering civilians, in cold blood, at the same alarming rate as the police in the United States. Policing is very different in other countries, most are unarmed and those who are armed rarely use lethal force against unarmed civilians.
Bear in mind, in a country with a long history of racism, the mendacious nature of the American law enforcement system is appalling. The media’s blind eye and failure to confront the police directly on this issue contributes greatly to police accountability. With all this, there is still no hatred for cops, far from it. It is the unscrupulous policing and their corrupt system that is presented. Good cops do not speak up against bad cops or make any effort to bring them to justice. Bad and good cops fall under the same assemblage. All the same, there are effective ways to speak out and there are “waste of time” ways to address the issue.
Who is a Police murdofficer? A police murdofficer is a policeman or policewoman who murders innocent civilians in cold blood and then runs behind a prosecutor or grand jury to avoid prosecution. This officer uses his/her line of duty, job hazards or the good nature of what police is supposed to be, as a reason to be exonerated from facing justice. It’s like a priest who seeks to be exempted from prosecution simply because of the good image of the priesthood. Don’t prosecute me for my crime because I belong to a noble organization.
I actually feel bad for female cops because they do their jobs right.”
Ironically, armed to the T, with laws that prohibit resisting or defending one’s self against police aggression, it is the police who claim to be at risk rather than the under-armed civilian or criminal they face. This system outrages many. And at such, prosecutors who twist evidence, grand juries who fail to indict when there are ample evidence and other police officers, the media and family members who say or do nothing to effect justice when a murdering officer sits in their midst are all co-conspirators of the murdofficer. They all contribute to the problem.
A few years back, I wrote a post saying “every town has a judge and the policemen and women in that town are the judge’s foot soldiers”. That, “they get marching orders from the court, which is why the court is the last place to take a police officer after he or she has committed a crime while on duty”. I actually feel bad for female cops because they do their jobs right. It is their testosterone driven male counterparts who simply think they are above reproach. It is this reproach that the media has failed to effect against crooked police officers in their community. This is what the public yearns to change. Police accountability to THE PUBLIC.
The majority of citizens are unemployed or underemployed people
who are already struggling to make ends meet, yet a good sum of their tax dollars are used to settle disputes or law suits against crooked cops who never get fired.”
With that said, let’s ignore the Jazz about how not all officers are corrupt and how there are good policemen out there. We cannot afford to be distracted by fact twisters who allude to the fallacy that we seek to demonize the police. Let’s stay focused on the subject of accountability and that this accountability must be transparent and fair. Since cops don’t snitch on each other, how can they expect the public to …trust them to investigate each other? Will they do that if roles were reversed?
The public is at a HUGE disadvantage. [a] citizens pay taxes but have no control over what those dollars are used for. Often, it is the citizen who pays for it all, retraining of cops, upgrade of equipment, settling of lawsuits against crooked cops and the salaries; even while a murdofficer is on “administrative leave”. The majority of citizens are unemployed or underemployed people who are already struggling to make ends meet, yet a good sum of their tax dollars are used to settle disputes or lawsuits against crooked cops who never get fired.
Whether it’s a teenager who is murdered by a crooked cop in Ferguson or a middle aged man who is choked to death by an overzealous cop in New York or a twelve-year-old child who is slaughtered by a trigger happy officer in Ohio, it comes as no surprise that all three murderers will go free. Why? Because of the 5 sensible reasons which I’m about to outline on this blog… that are not being implemented by the public. *
…see part 2