Sunday, October 07, 2007
Has the time come for municipalities to ELECT those we entrust to SERVE and PROTECT us? Across the nation PDs seem to be locked in a battle of one-upsmanship to see who can terrorize the most citizens with citizen (taxpayer) money: Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, St. Louis, ad infinitum. The ranks of police across the nation are filled not so much with benevolent defenders of justice but often racist/violent individuals who have belatedly recognized that the badge literally shields their hatred of certain individuals and groups from accountability. Community policing can best be assured when we elect those who have license to kill instead of allowing those with violent mentalities to treat our cities and the people in them with criminal disregard.