posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 08:47 PM
I've seen a lot of anti-police slash hate police threads. While I do agree, that some if not most cops are indeed corrupt at least here in
Bakersfield. The hate, I see is indeed troubling, the problem as I see it, is two fold.
First, people who are in positions of power, will always abuse it in some way shape or form. This is common to our species, Very few individuals will
or have risen above it. Yet there is a need to have these people, no matter how people feel, there needs to be in place a force to deal with those in
society who refuse to play by the rules.
Second, Cops, as with any people who work hand in hand day in and out will develop strong relationships and as such, will from time to time, fudge
the truth to make a "friend" look a little better if not innocent than what the facts would state, otherwise. This exists in every profession no
matter the area. Office workers, will lie for a coworker who was late, saying that he was indeed there on time and so forth.
The problem, with police as well as security guards, as well as any one person who has power over another is that most of these organizations police
or investigate their own. They are pretty much only accountable to them self. As such, they will be drawn to play down certain situations to give them
a more favorable light.
The only way to truly fix police corruption is to have an outside, organization that rotates members on a regular basis, who can have powers over the
police agency's weather it be local, state, or federal. This group, would be highly transparent, with staff, that while paid would be drawn much like
a jury is. Local citizens would be drafted, into a period of service.
Their primary job, would be to investigate the police on all levels in their local areas. Have federal authority to investigate and, gather all
evidence, and if need be make arrests. Up to and including deadly force. I think the problem with police would solve itself in a matter of months,
after the first two or three cops where shot in the line of official investigation.