What is the solution to the policing problem we have across the nation?
Should we raise standards and qualifications for police officers? I mean a 4 year college degree requirement would do good, right? What about mental health evaluations, screenings? Mandatory and extensive for entry and regularly maintained also like once every 6 months.
I think we need to start by letting go of old cops with histories of anger and racist tendencies on their record. I think we should reward good and new cops who call out and report racist behavior from their fellow officers.
Any other ideas? Suggestions?
- FoofaLv 71 month ago
In most cities just redoing the union contracts to eliminate things like qualified immunity would probably be sufficient. Although, yes, more mental health evaluations would be important too.
- PearlLv 71 month ago
i think they need to be careful who they hire
- linkus86Lv 71 month ago
I suggest you rethink how to categorize your questions in this forum.
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- u_bin_calledLv 71 month ago
Did you read "Heart of Darkness" in high school? The purest idealist can become the most bitter of cynics when immersed in an environment where the laws of nature outweigh the Rule of Law..
I'm all for greater accountability for police officers and ending the "blue wall of silence"... but understand that you're going to have to deal with police unions and be called a "hater of the working man"...
But there will be no real change until we uphold higher standards for the community as a whole. The truest call of the Civil Rights movement was for people to "Rise"...not demand that others lift them, or worse...elevate themselves falsely by holding themselves to lower standards generation after generation...
- KaleyKLv 71 month ago
All great ideas but not feasible across the board. For example, many big cities require a bachelor's degree. But smaller communities cannot make that requirement or they will be without police. And even "old" cops were born & raised after the Civil Rights movement. Recognize that people make complaints about officers ALL the time, often about the most ridiculous things. An officer with 20 years of service will have multiple complaints on his/her record. Officers are humans and as such there will always be bad judgement, bad calls, and bad shoots. It's not so much a question of a "policing problem" but how many bad judgements are we willing to tolerate.