Originally posted by jrod
While I know police have a tough and dangerous job and most do a great job, it seems that police brutality and the trampling of Bill of Rights is
common practice all over the country. I think the issue is serious and more should be done to police the police.
I don't think you need to police the police. The problem is not the police. The problem is the laws.
Police brutality is a virus. It spreads by contact. It's a disease caused by requiring unnatural laws be enforced by natural men.
Here's how it spreads. A new police officer, starts out on the beat. He meets a group of unruly young men, and learns from that contact that he'd
got to be tougher, to get respect and do his job. The next day on the beat, he meets some really nice folk. However, because of the previous
encounter, which was unpleasant, he interacts with the nice folk in a gruff manner. It's hard to switch moods. The nice folk are taken aback . What
did they do?
Actually, they did nothing. The officer is carring around mental emotional thoughts of yesterday. That's all. However, the nice folk now get wary of
the police in general. Wow, the cops in this town are really rough.
The next cop to meet the nice folk, is actually a nice cop, but the folks just encountered one of his kind, wearing the same uniform, and they are
now on guard, expecting the same kind of treatment, so they are uncooperative. .The nice cop thinks to himself, well I tried nice, it didn't work.
But, the other guys in the station, are rough and get better results, so I'll try to be tougher next time.
Like a virus, the manner of interaction is spreading. From cop to people, and back to next cop. It's being passed on. It's a "thought". But the
"thought" is infecting everyone in the chain of contacts.
The men and women that become officers of the law, come out of the general population. So, how come they are so different from the rest of us?
It can't be that the officer is bad. Because then we're all bad. It must be the nature of the job itself that is causing the people to change
personality when they become officers.
The more laws men write, the more contact police have to have with the general public, to enforce those laws, and the faster the virus spreads.
So, the problem is the laws.
God was a pretty smart dude. He only gave men 10 commandments. You can count them on your fingers. But, men continue to add more and more laws all the
time, so that today, nobody knows all the laws, nobody knows whether they are breaking some law, people are making up their own interpretation of the
law on the spot when challenged, even the cops make up their own interpretation of the law. Many just disregard the law altogether..
The vast majority of these confrontations between police and the public that are seen on youtube, for example, involve the enforcement of some minor
law that men didn't really need to be law in the first place.
The unnecessary laws are creating the unsanitary conditions for the disease to fester and spread. The virus is not controllable in this environment.
The only way to stop the spread is the clean up the legal mess.
There should be a moratorium on all new law creation. And for the next 20 years, all politicians and lawmakers should focus their efforts on removing
all minor and unnecessary laws from the books. Every time the house and the senate meet, they business of the day should be "How can we cut the
The Politicians don't only need to cut spending, they need to cut legislation too.