I've been in the law enforcement realm my whole life.
My grandfather, father, me.
Serving and helping. That is why. Not to shoot people, use force, beat people. But to help.
I am in a different field now, still law enforcement ish, but behind the monitors, big brother style.
I agree, that police need to be watched more closely. Internal self investigations are the stupidest thing I've ever heard. In the states, you have
the "Internal Affairs". But they are even higher empowered law enforcement officials. I don't think that "peace keeping" is in their oath at
The United States keeps shuffling out more and more stories, about bad police, even the MSM gets involved. Maybe it still is part of the bigger
"divide and conquer" agenda. Policing is needed, but not by thugs. People. Which is what all officers are. People.
Sadly, people can be absolutely ugly.
My opinion should be, that even though police agencies deal with the absolutely ugliest of events sometimes, training needs to be improved.
Take a rookie. Team him up with a veteran. He gets no weapons for 1 year. Much like Auxiliary RCMP in Canada. They are point of contact in most
situations, always backed up by the officer with the proper tools. This, will teach them to talk first. Relate. Maybe.
But yeah, there needs to be a different system in place to keep the officers keeping the peace and protecting people. Not being the tool to a
It is a stressful job at most times. This I know. We are lied to, spat on, assaulted, shot at, threatened, endangered in some way, every single day.
Yes, training is provided to deal with it. But the training doesn't teach flowers and love. It's a level of paramilitary training. For good
reasons. But as we see with soldiers coming back from war...the training creates aggressiveness for protective reasons. Some of these officers
believe they are at war everyday, instead of helping. That is sad.
Anyways, I got out because of some crazy # that I've seen, heard, that all has to do with reasons mentioned in many forums and threads here.
Here's a nice positive story:
But I'm sure the cop haters will say: This is what we spend our money for? This is what he does with it? I say: Too bad more didn't take the time
to be more human.