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It isn't JUST executing a kid in cold blood, but shooting between/through other cops to do it?
It would be great if American citizens all over the US rallied together and created a huge outcry about this incident, and many more like it, but they won't. Sadly many Americans(including many members here on ATS) feel that their police force has the right to kill US citizens when they feel like it.
He had a two inch penis, no lie. This made him have serious self esteem issues with acquiring a girlfriend and having sex.
Well I won't comment specifically on this incident because I wasn't there. But I do give prayers to the family that lost their son.
Also, thanks to everyone on here that think I am scum just because I am a cop. I am amazed that you can judge me yet have never met me.
It all boils down to my theory as to why (if we truly are) seeing an increase in police corruption/violence/mistakes or whatever.
1. The pay and benefits at most departments nowadays are crap. This is causing good candidates to turn away from the career and thus resulting in a lesser quality candidate applying for the job. I believe a couple of years ago in New York they had to lessen their hiring requirements and start accepting people who had been arrested for third degree felonies. Previously if you had a felony you wouldn't be considered. (My friend told me that this is similar to what is happening in the military now)
2. Good experienced officers that have a heart and conscience and are capable of making good decisions are tired of the constant bashing and negativity received from the public. Couple that with decreased pay and benefits and they are leaving the career for something else. (Kind of the boat I am in now)
3. With those good, experienced officers leaving, the departments/offices are left with more inexperienced officers. This causes issues with training. Since the experienced officers are leaving there are less experienced officers taking on the roles of Field Training Officers (FTO's). We have several officers in our department that are FTO's and they only have 1 to 2 years of experience themselves. The FTO's are producing new officers that have no idea what they are doing! They don't know how to make sound decisions. They are screwing up left and right!
IMO I think these are the main reasons as to what is causing (if it truly is happening) an increase in criminal/negative police related incidents.
To end my rant I would like to say that blanket cop bashing does nothing to bridge the gap between the police and the citizens. Both are responsible for maintaining a positive relationship.
edit on 7-1-2014 by TorqueyThePig because: (no reason given)