What Happened to Peace Officers?
September 23, 2016 12:50pm CST
I haven't heard the term 'peace officer' in years. I was always lead to believe that the police were peace officers. They are called on to make peace, not kill people. Transparency and honesty is so important. I am sure there are two sides to every story. Police officers need to de-escalate a situation, not drive it up into something that ends in death. Outrage in the streets comes from a feeling of a lack of respect, putting up with policeman's egos, and a lack of transparency. Distrust because many officers let their emotions take over and react instead of letting the 'peace' officer take over and trying to bring down the adrenaline and calm the situation. Too many killings on both sides. I have heard that police in many locals are trying to get out more into the community. Trying to let people know they are friendly and human. I know they have sent out communications in the media that this is their aim in my area. I have had to call the police to domestic disturbances in the past and I usually get very nice officers, but, there are times the police officer really has quite an attitude. I would say about one time in five. Usually there are two and one may be very nice and the other one is like the gestapo or something. Too many situations I have seen on the street and on television too where there is a situation and police from all over come. Where two or three officers could have taken care of the situation in a peaceful manner and I see ten to fifteen. What is up with that? That is intimidating and a person would definately go on the defensive. A show of force is one thing, but I don't know if they need to show themselves like that. Be there is force but let the first responders take care of it until more are really needed. Ya know what I mean? I think that there needs to be some broad scope teaching of how to be peace officers and not act like gestapo.
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