Here at home, though, it would have prevented an otherwise outstanding young cop from being raked over the coals for a non-lethal takedown which resulted in the death of a 90 something year old crazy guy. (His injuries would not have been fatal but the guy and his family all refused medical attention)
Originally Posted by: OlHoss1884
You have any idea how bad this paragraph reads? A takedown of a 90 year old crazy guy? What kind of threat does a 90 year old man pose that he would need to be taken down? Did he have a gun in his hand?
But you are right, this country has a major problem on its hands. When I see ordinary police officers armed in full riot gear and use the military's leftover tanks, then it isn't a protect and serve unit anymore. It would be more comparable to the Gestapo.
The other problem with the police of this country is the statistical evidence of their racism, and the dual justice system we have: one for wealthy white people and their shithead kids, and the other for people in poverty and people of color.
Olhoss, we have a lot of bad, less than intelligent cops in this country. It probably has a lot to do with the compensation they receive and the demographic of people the get applying for the jobs.