There are good police and bad police, just as there are good priests and bad priests, good pastors/bad pastors, good people and bad people. We should spend money on adding mental health workers to train officers and work alongside them for certain cases. We should also have a no tolerance for any officer showing violence against any citizen except in cases of self defense. Officers should be made to have a body cam on at all times to protect them and citizens. Any officer not wearing a cam and/or in any act of violence should be fired and lose their pension. If officers know this ahead of time it will weed out the bad ones. I’m a white, moderate, and I am distraught over the black lives lost...and how soon they are forgotten and we just move on. This has to stop! We need police, but we need GOOD police.
You are going to have a lot of problems with your body cam malfunction/lost pension. Unions will still exist.
I am distraught over all lives lost unjustly to police brutality, I don't care about the color of the victims skin. A human life should not be valued at race.
I will also say it is not as big a problem on this country as the media wants you to think. "White officer shoots black man" draws ratings because it stirs emotions and ultimately capitalizes and politicizes issues then powers that be know they can use to manipulate is into frenzy.
It's imperative we all use common sense and objective reasoning when reading about these stories instead of letting our emotions run wild.
Not only that, but officers should also be required to take none-lethal, hand to hand disarmament/combat to seduce a violent criminal without causing serious injury. The people should also be required to attend mandatory education classes at least 2 a week every week, to help educate them about what to do in situations in which they are needed.
No, but redistribute some of their funding to add psychologists to their team, increase mental health support in the community, and open more homeless shelters... but quite frankly make grants for that vs grants for additional police funding.
No, Dont think police should loose funding. But, I do think, Police need longer training periods. Take Norway they require 3years of Training, Police in Finland take 2 years of training, Same with Iceland 2 years of training. THE USA requires just 21 weeks of training. We really need longer Training periods until you become a Officer.
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