|03-02-2011, 11:50 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
After some recent killings of police in the news by bad guys. I noticed how the police have a different set of rules, and a do not rest until the bad guy is caught in these cases. The recent case resulted in closing down several miles of roads to look for the bad guy. And over 200 cops working the case. Why don't the average person get that kind of police help when your own family member is killed? Now I'm not against police or anything, just seeing it as un-fair treatment to people as a whole.
The argument that they risk there life every day don't work for me, because they choose to do the job and are paid very well for it. In fact I would take the job if offered with the perks they get. Electrician put there life on the line every day too working with high power lines. So this line of argument seems shallow to me. I can't fathom the ammount of money they spent in tax payer dollars to pay for the hunt of the latest bad guy. However if it were me or you I don't think they would have more than a dozen guys working on the case.
And the sentence for a cop killer is life in prison or death. And if they have to search for the guy. You can bet there looking for revenge and look hard for a possible shoot out. There was a case a few years back, where they shot the guy 76 times. The chief was asked, why did you shoot him 76 times and his responce was, we did't have 77 bullets. If me, or your loved one is killed in the same fashion. Maybe 20 to 30 years in prison for the bad guy. Why two standards? A killing is a killing.
|03-02-2011, 02:06 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast, CT
There are many situations where this shines through. For example:
-Wrong door drug raids caused by incomplete investigation or informants that lie.
-Citizens being arrested for filming or photographing police officers in public
-Assaults by police officers where the worst punishment is a week paid vacation
-Willful and flagrant disobedience of traffic laws.
The way I see it is police officers, who are tasked with upholding the law, are not held to a higher standard (or even the same standard) as the normal population of this country. They are given basically free reign.
The real story is how many laws we have in this country that you can go to jail for. We have the highest per capita (and actual population) incarcerated population in the world. Americans aren't, on average, more criminal than the rest of the world, but we have way more people in jail.
The whole legal system needs a major adjustment. There was a really interesting documentary done by NPR and PBS recently about the state of the coroner system in this country. We need our legal system to move out of the mid-20th century and into this decade.
|03-04-2011, 11:19 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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