posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 09:59 AM
It's amazing how long and to what extent some of these armed henchmen of the state end up operating entirely unchecked.
There really needs to be some form of more comprehensive civilian oversight of police departments, something similiar to the Red Cross that is neutral
and ensures fair treatment for both sides by reporting and documenting allegations in a procedure that is time honored and sacrosanct and untouchable,
that can't be corrupted.
With the War on Terror subjecting Police Officers across the nation to vigorous training procedures often devised and taught by private security
firms, the Police Officers are being trained to view every American with added and some would say unhealthy and unreasonable degrees of suspicion, and
to act towards all citizens in an increasingly aggressive manner.
It's turning into a permission slip for police to often mistreat and abuse, absolutely law abiding citizens in their day to day pursuits, who through
that process end up coming in contact with the police in the pursuit of their day to day pursuits.
I recently witnessed an elderly couple be cursed at in the most profane ways just for inquiring of an officer why traffic was restricted to one lane
well after a palm tree on the side of the road had caught fire and then been put out by the fire department.
This is what far to many police now think of the citizens that they are supposed to be protecting and serving.
Sadly for every officer like this that through sheer luck or someone's determination to defy those and expose those who will use lethal force to
protect themselves if necessary, thousands of similiarly corrupt and dangerous officers go unchallenged and undected by a system that is training them
constantly to believe all Americans are a potential threat to them and the state.
Moving forward without some kind of recognized and protected civilian body with an oversight role and access to deal with these ever increasing
abuses, we are more and more going to be hostage too, and the victims of, the individual whims of police officers drunk on their own power over