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My question is are police being trained to be less compassionate, more violent and more dishonest?
The annual report from the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund also found that deaths in the line of duty generally fell by 8 percent and were the fewest since 1959.
According to the report, 111 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial officers were killed in the line of duty nationwide this past year, compared to 121 in 2012.
Forty-six officers were killed in traffic related accidents, and 33 were killed by firearms. The number of firearms deaths fell 33 percent in 2013 and was the lowest since 1887.
No idea really, but I suspect not.
I suspect that this kind of "training" (or maybe conditioning or behavior are better words) is coming from elsewhere, maybe misunderstanding during training or maybe from the military, self-study, peer pressure or indoctrination ritual, or even too much TV.
Some of that is tongue in cheek. But these are all possibilities.
And if it is coming from their training, they're not ever going to write it down or admit it anyway. It would take some whistle blowers to know for sure, and even then it might be isolated (bad instructor or area).
edit on 4/6/2014 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)
I wonder how many of these brutal police actions have involved an officer that spent 4 or 5 years in Iraq or Afghanistan. Patrolling urban areas, knocking down doors and dealing with armed combatants on a daily basis. Now come back to the U.S. and get a job doing basically the same thing, probably hard to forget the past. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
reply to post by Slickinfinity
no i dont think they are.
the problem is police training is a direct reflection and response to the ever increasingly violent world we live in these days.
nobody has any respect for authority whether at home or in public. its all around us, the violence the madness...people getting pulled from their cars and be-headed while onlookers just sit there and do nothing...until...wait for it...the POLICE comes to the scene to put an end to the horror.
its not an easy job, you have to deal with the absolute worst of society, the kind of stuff that you hear about and say..."im glad i dont have to deal with that"...well guess what...the police does.
they are changing....im talking about the new generation of cops... the ones in their mid to early 20's...they are bringing back the word "peace officer" back...
unfortunately there are some older cops who haven't adapted to the growing dislike and disrespect for police...so they meet force with force, rather than talking things out.
reply to post by spooky24
Another one was the parents of a teenager were suing because a police patrol unit was parked across the street. After the teenager was jailed on a breaking and entering charge the parents said that the police car 'intimidated' the teen and forced him to break into a car to 'reestablish' his streetcred and manhood.