President Trump is going to initiate more options for the police / officials to do their law enforcement jobs without a lot of red tape. He has overwhelming support from many of the police / law enforcement associations for obvious reasons. This has both good and bad consequences especially if there aren't proper checks and balances to ensure that what those in authority do aren't stepping into the bounds of the enjoyment of life by those who do obey the law.
There is always that argument that to have freedom you cannot have privacy, be subject to stereotyping checks or be too outspoken… there is a fine line here that we will need to see how it is played out in the coming months.
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Yes I agree While I will also make one point. There are checks and balances in the law enforcement services. Any one can call their local police and open a file into police misconduct. The internal affairs office will look into it and if there is a officer doing something wrong he or she will be retrained or let go. Internal affairs is the policing of the police.
And one more point, there needs to be a balance. I think the scales were tipped to far in those arrayed against law enforcement towards the end of the Obama administration. Now I just hope it doesn't tip too far in the other direction during a Trump administration.
Yes you are right. There has to be balance for without balance we will have two sides warring with each other over and over. Right now I just hope the police do what is right and continue to work on the relations between them and the general public.
The most important thing is society should never be afraid of the police. They should always see them as there to help and serve to make the place peaceful.
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I'll agree with that. The police get a bad rap, and are often yelled at for matters that are not their fault. But in the end it comes down to one simple fact. If any portion of the populace that can't be exclusively described as career criminals feel afraid of the police with good cause, something must change.
Yes, the fact that a large majority of one race is afraid of police is a problem and we need to address it. We should all be able to trust the police. There will always be bad apples, but that alone can't explain why African Americans feel the way they do and why dads have to have "The talk" with their kids.
Video of cop brutally throwing woman to ground 'lacks full context' :
Footage of a police officer forcefully slamming a woman face first onto the ground has gone viral with social media users venting their outrage about what they deem to be "Excessive" use of force. Ref. Source 9p.