Men In Uniform - Authorized Excessive Violence
Is it true that because some men wear a uniform they feel they are authorized to exercise excessive violence on civilians?
To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail. -- Unknown
There are many videos online of police officers during the riots in Canada, they even removed their name tags in fear of being identified and they were strongly abusing citizens with excessive violence. This is just one example, real question is you make someone a law enforcer and then who gets to enforce them? Although some officers stay within the law, many feel as if their uniform makes them above the law.
African American firefighter and pastor was cuffed after he waved at cops
A photo of police forcing an off-duty firefighter to the ground has gained national attention after it was revealed that the police action was taken after the man waved to the officers. Ref. Source 9
Security footage shows six police kicking and beating a man before setting a dog on him: Video -
A man was left needing hospital treatment after police punched and kneed him, struck him with batons - and set a police dog on him that bit his neck and head. Ref. Source 1
President Barack Obama has asked for a review of federal programs and funding that enable state and local law enforcement agencies to purchase military equipment, a senior administration official says.
This comes after public criticism of the use of such equipment by police during the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Ref. CNN
The thing is the police do need some of this 'force' or they will be run over by mobs. If you take that away from them then their lives are at risk and the police won't be taken seriously during a wide scale riot where looting is prevalent.
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While there may be a few police officers that take the power and let it get to their heads these are few. There are a lot of police officers out there that do their best to make the streets and the world a safer place.
I find a lot of times that the videos of police officers being violent do not show the real story. What led up to that act. What is the back story. The fact a minute or two of video can show anything you want it to show and make police officers to be the bad guy. But no matter what happens when something happens to you who do you call? The police? Well I thought they were all bad guys?
I think too many people want to place this world in a cesspool of people who want nothing but Chaos to rule.