posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 12:12 PM
I have personally known some good, honest, and fair, which is key, police officers in my time. I have encountered cops that let the shield amplify
their shortcomings and allow their cruel streak to shine all too brightly. Fact of the matter is, police are necessary. Police are necessary to
enforce laws but not to brutalize citizens for no reason... Problem is, if a thousand police officers do their jobs to the best of their abilities
without violating the Constitution in any way, all it takes is one monster to taint their efforts. They are like the lineman on the football team, no
one notices them when they are doing what they are supposed to but when they mess up they become automatic pariahs.
Having said that, this excessive taser usage needs to be addressed and curtailed. I'm sure it has its place but it would seem a giant cop needs not
use this device on kids, or old ladies like that one idiotic Texan that was on the news not that long ago...