The OP makes an interesting argument, albeit not one that I agree with. I cannot say I have ever had an altercation with any police enforcement
officer, indeed the local garda where I live are great guys to have around, although their numbers are sparse.
In order to try to further balance the argument, I thought it would be good to look at the various mottos of the police forces around the world, so
see what members are taught are the values that underpin their organisation, and lend a hand to how their roles should be fulfilled in everyday law
The NYPD: "fidelis ad mortem" or "faithful unto death"
Metropolitan Police: "Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity"
The Russian Police Force: "By serving the law we serve the people"
The French Police:"La cohésion fait la force" or "Cohesion brings strength"
The Australian (NSW) Police: "Culpam Poena Premit Comes" or "Punishment Follows Closely On Guilt"
The Canadian Mounted Police: "Maintiens le droit" or "Defending the Law"
Interesting to see that only one of the mottos even mentions the word "people" The NYPD motto is a bit open to interperetation; faithful unto death to
whom or what?
Anyhow, just thought I would throw it in, see what happens.
Don't shoot me or get me arrested!
edit on 21-4-2012 by Mufcutcakeyumyum because: (no reason given)