Montgomery County police say Duncan Lemp "confronted" a SWAT team executing a search warrant on his family's house. His family says he was shot in bed.
The township I live in has a good police force. They have a high standard to get on the force. They teach that the officer is the face of the township and they know that the public perception of the township is formed by the public's interactions with the police. How do I know this? Lots of interactions with the police from the top down.
With that said, my default position is the cops are bad, dirty and dishonest. Why, because of my dealings with a number of dirty cops in my life time. And specifically and personally dealing with dirty cops lying on the stand.
But the reason we have dirty cops are our elected officials courts and juries support dirty cops. And until that changes we will have dirty cops.
Freedom - the problem is that the police forces in the U.S. "protect and serve" the LAW, not the PEOPLE.
I see that cop bashing is now being tolerated. Let the circus begin.
I understand this, but it's still not right in my eyes.....We citizen's pay Federel, State and Local taxes to fund their Paychex, Vacation, Health Insurance and ultimately their Retirement, but us citizens are forced to be the obiediant sheeps and do as they command even through they are in the wrong most of the times, and they know they are in the wrong but enpowered to do it anyway. If this not a form of quiet Tyranny, i don't know what is.
All i am saying is, would you continue to pay any company money when they balantly mistreat you, disrespect you or screw you over, of course not (i hope not)? So, why do citizen continue to do so with government agencies/politicians and we are the one paying them to do so.
If it walk like a duck, quack like a duck, it must be a duck.
Trusting, complacent and oblivious come to mind as to why government gets away with this stuff. People actually think the government is looking out for the citizens' best interest. Citizens don't pay attention until the government is in your own backyard....read this again and think...the answer may be revealed...then again maybe not...