first step in ridding our nation of police misconduct is accountability
I think that the very idea of eliminating police misconduct without
severe penalties for those officers that commit crimes is a joke.
First and foremost, the majority of the police in neighborhoods
of people of color are not black or anywhere close to it. And they
do not live in the neighborhoods ... therefore they have no vested
interest in them.
They have no concept of what is going on in the communities, nor
do they care for the most part. It is just a job. They have no respect
for any of the citizens of these neighborhoods.
Councilmembers and Board of Supervisor members are excluded from
the lack of respect list of course.
People of color are for the most part portrayed in a negative light
on television, news, and movies. The general public believes what
they see on television and hear on the news.
The first step in ridding our nation of police misconduct is accountability!!
This must start with all elected officials especially law enforcement
agencies in general. It is not just the judges that must be accountable
but the laws and the enforcement of the laws.
One of the most dangerous entities besides a wild wounded animal,
or a terrorist, is a police officer who carries a gun and a badge
and believes he is “ABOVE THE LAW” that gives him/her the authority
in his/her eyes to enforce his/her will upon the unsuspecting paying
The secret code of silence that prevents officers from telling on
other officers that have committed crimes, or covering up crimes
of other officers must be broken.
If a common citizen is convicted of aiding and abetting, they are
guilty of a serious crime, but when done by police officers it is
a "code of silence" ... it is more like a code of corruption,
that is perpetuated by a few to take advantage of the unsuspecting
Answer this one question: Why is it that Simi Valley is supposedly
one of the safest neighborhoods in California? Is it because it
is approximately 40 miles outside of Los Angeles, and a significant
number of Caucasian policemen live there?