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While I believe that it is approprate to expect of the Police that they make every effort to eliminate from their ranks beligerant, unprofessional, or racially biased officers and they must have a Zero Tolerance for this behavior.
Having said this, as the community raises these expectations of the officers and the police force, it is incombent on the "community" to be self correcting as well. It is the community responsibility to conduct parenting and education such that the members of the community do not have "rap" sheets nor threaten others with guns.
When the police respond to situations involving individuals with "rap sheets" or "use of gun" threats, it is unreasonable to believe that they do not enter these situations with a much higher level of tension. This increases the probability of unexpected or unacceptable results.
The responsibility to reduce these chances rest with BOTH the Force and the "Community". We should expect reaction plans and improvement strategies from BOTH groups.
posted 3 years, 3 months ago
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