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originally posted by: charles1952
a reply to: BO XIAN
I did a little digging for another thread. Maybe my research skills are slipping but I wasn't able to find statistics showing unjustified, fatal (or even seriously violent) police behavior anywhere.
Maybe the numbers are going up, maybe they're not. Maybe there's a pattern to the numbers, such as a growth paralleling the rise in population, or poverty. Got me.
If you'd like me to get into complete speculation, sure, why not? But realize that I don't have a clue what I'm talking about.
originally posted by: mwood
I don't believe the problem is getting worse, I just believe the coverage of it is getting more air time lately.
When people search out every instance and put up a video highlighting it then it gets more attention.
I think for every instance of brutality there are hundreds of thousands of police / public interaction that is done professionally and properly.
I would also say that 90% of the claims of wrong doing is people who don't know the whole story and want to judge a situation by watching a clip of the incident and play keyboard commentator.
Yeah there are bad cops out there just like there are bad doctors, bad teachers and bad McDonald's employees.
For every bad cop there are thousands of good ones.
The one out here now about the CHP cop beating the woman on the freeway, the guy saw a woman walking in the median and thought she had car trouble and decided to film it...? Bull, he saw the lady and a cop and filmed hoping he would see someone get beat or shot.
The video I saw showed the cop beating her for sure but it started when he was doing it.....what happened before that? I don't know and neither does anyone else.
I have 2 cops in the family and would say they are not "jack booted thugs" or "brutal guys" but there are times when they have had to fight for their lives and trade some blows. it's not like TV. You don't always have back-up on time, you don't always have a taser and sometimes when you do shoot someone they don't always stay down and quit fighting.
The more people get the idea that all of them are bad , brutal people the worse the situation gets. I personally feel that having the Posse Comitatus forum just exasperates the problem. It gives the people with an agenda against law enforcement a soapbox.
Just my opinion.
And we all know it's wrong..... just wait, everyone will tell you in the coming posts........