The Dixie Dove

December 4, 2014

Policing Versus Executing Eric Garner

The job of the police is first and foremost to 'keep the peace'. This often means confronting and detaining criminals who resist arrest, but in a safe and non-violent manner if possible. What we are seeing more and more in America is not 'policing' but 'executing'. Rather than seeing themselves as 'peacekeepers' officers are acting as judge jury and executioner and the fact that the person being detained is guilty of a crime in no way justifies sloppy policing that leads to their unnecessary execution. And it is a CRIME to accidentally KILL someone...Negligent Homicide!
30 years ago my wife was arrested and jailed because we didn't have the $25 on hand for a stop sign violation she got at 3AM. I went into a blue-faced rage against the police. If I were Black and it happened today I doubt I'd be writing about it now.
I think that decades of the insane drug war have driven cops crazy. And too, the Republican tax cuts on the rich have left police terribly underpaid and under trained and with bad morale.

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  1. "And too, the Republican tax cuts on the rich have left police terribly underpaid and under trained and with bad morale.


    Hey buddy ... cops spend most of their time and energy in minority neighborhoods getting blacks and other minorities to stop killing each other.

    I think they're the ones that should be paying for police protection.

    Oh, I forgot. Cops aren't paid with federal funds. They aren't paid with state funds either. Maybe you should know what your're talking about before you start off on one of your rants.

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    1. No excuse for all white police in all black neighborhoods.

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    2. Great, let's just go back to the days of segregation. No whites in black neighborhoods, no blacks in white neighborhoods. No hispanics in either. Utopia here we come!

      White police will only police white communities. That will be a good thing because black cops have shot unarmed white people too. Think of the lives that will be saved if black cops aren't allowed in white neighborhoods.

      Of course when black cops shoot blacks the media will just cover it up.

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