posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 03:14 PM
For a while we kept seeing story after story of alleged police brutality towards citizens and complete abuse of authority. There was a point stories
were being posted on ATS almost by the day.
Now, they're going after family pets as well, and I agree with those who've said a dog is a family member. There's been talk of taking guns away
from citizens. Maybe we should take guns away from cops. Maybe they should be required to use judgement, common sense and redevelop their people
skills, before being given the opportunity to hide behind a gun, which is what we're seeing.
Similar to how a gang member might think a gun can solve most problems, so do cops, apparently. I'm not sure if it's ignorance, if it's bloody
stupidity, if it's culture, if it's a complete lack of training and concentration on common sense(i.e. using ones brain) which causing this, but it
doesn't really matter what the excuses are at this point. The bottom line is cops are regularly showing they can't handle the responsibility of
carry a loaded gun. They are a safety issue to the public. They are a safety issue to our children. They are a safety issue to our pets.
How about having SWAT teams hold the responsibility of using live ammunition, take guns away from cops, and if the need arises for live ammo/guns, the
police call in the SWAT units. Far, far too often guns are being drawn, and fired, when no gun was needed in the first place, a little common sense
and understanding of human psychology would have gotten the job done.