a reply to: AlexandrosTheGreat
I see you are very emotional and I fully understand why, that is terrible what they did to you.
Not all of them are bad however and they are after all only people the same as you or me once they take off that uniform so mistakes do happen.
Here is my thought on the matter, an honest cop realizes his mistake and should in no way be penalized if he or she is the one to then point it out,
police should NEVER have quota's or targets to reach but an ideological view should be fostered among the police that they are meant to be the heroes
and the defenders of society.
Less police with better pay, better skill's and a higher moral base could and would do a better job than ex military whom in some cases have PTSD or
other issues and whom should actually not be the one's placed on front line policing duty's.
All police should have to have full time police body camera's and all police body camera footage should be public domain, mistakes do happen and
police do become traumatized and desensitized over time by the very nature of the job and the people they come into contact with but sometimes this
makes them unfit for duty and this should be recognized and acted upon immediately, police should have a rotation of two years front line and two
years desk duty then front line again with older career officers phased out of front line except where there record is exemplary which of course
instead of an automatic promotion should carry a pay rise based on lower crime for there area and NOT more prosecution's to feed a corrupt court and
Promotion should only be as a result of Meritocratic values, tested skill and training for the higher rank's of the police force and that path should
be open to all officers with a minimum of ten years experience, 5 front line and 5 desk duty.
Corrupt police should face increased sentence based on one factor, they are the guardian's turned into the predator's and so are worse than the other
predators out there BUT PTSD and other psychological factors should be used as an active defense were they can be proven to exist, some police turn to
the bottle to get away form the dead end job they have found themselves in for example.
Good police should be rewarded, bad police should have there contract's terminated quickly and effectively, criminal police should be punished to the
full extent of the law since they KNEW what they were doing and are therefore DOUBLE culpable BUT there mental state in the case of long duration
service should be factored into the court's sentence.
Court's should be completely independent of the Judiciary and Jail system and all cases should be tried AWAY from the area were the crime in question
took place in order to avoid biased decision's.
But Police, Men of the City created in the UK by a man called Peel were intended to be unarmed law enforcement to replace the less gentle Militia and
Soldiers that once performed there duty, therefore US police whom are in effect Militia are not actually police at all but armed soldiers.
Police are meant to uphold the law, the law is meant to be a framework of rules for society and those that abide by the law are meant to be protected
by the law.
It never work's that way in practice, the Law's are in fact to keep you in your place and protect the STATUS QUO of society, the keep the ruling
elite in power, the police are in fact militia's of one kind or another and most of the time Equate fear with respect - these are most certainly not
the same thing, respect is earned and those we respect we trust but fear is earned in a different way and those we fear we NEVER trust, policing with
fear tactic's is not policing at all but militia oppression and that is simply a fact.
The US in particular has a serious endemic and societal problem and it is a particular form of corruption that has been allowed to get away with
criminalizing a huge percentage of the US population meaning that it is actual an enemy of the US people and not a protector keeping them under a
constant siege state and turning legitimate authority into illegitimate authority.
That is the link between US prison's also known wrongly as correctional facility's when that is not any longer there REAL purpose they are there to
make money for private owners out of a form of money laundering taking state fund's to hold people in prison whom in many cases are railroaded just to
feed this leech upon the american public through corrupt policing and corrupt court system's which in turn make money for a handful of very wealthy
individual's and are therefore the very embodiment of an anti democratic leech upon the US society.
Further to this they breed dissent among the general populace by there action's which further feed's this runaway leech.
The solution is simple, it is in no way radical, the US central government, no stranger to corruption itself but in this case the only potential
solution - need's to take control of all state and county policing, abolish and in many cased fire entire police forces and move in an expansion of
the FBI whom should have a new lower sector wing below there intelligence division's created to take control of state and county policing along with
the requisite necessary budget provided by the Government for this new and OLD duty, they were remember founded to deal with political and police
corruption and fight organised crime, well they have sat too long on the side line's while organised crime has corrupted the very system they were
originally created to serve.
Ordinary policing should remain but be more closely monitored and moved ENTIRELY out of the private sector by the FBI or a new agency created for
this very role.
Of course I am not stateside so this is an external opinion but America is no longer the shining beacon of liberty it once was and that is very bad
for the rest of the world, we want american back but as that beacon, as a paragon of virtue not of vice.
edit on 18-12-2018 by LABTECH767
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