“Bad Apples” & Law Enforcement

What’s the problem with holding “Bad Apples” accountable in the Law Enforcement industry?

IF both Citizens and Law Enforcement are human, THEN some of them are bound to be “Bad Apples”.

Bad Apples in Law EnforcementIF Law Enforcement people agree that some Citizens are criminals who should be caught and prosecuted THEN Law Enforcement people should apply the same logic to themselves.

But, it does not happen that way in everyday life in the USA. People in the Law Enforcement industry hate any criticism or legal accountability of anyone in their ranks.

Examples:

  1. The protests and threats of boycotts by Police Unions against Director/Actor/Producer Quentin Tarantino for speaking out against murders of Citizens by Police.
  2. The snubbing of NYC Mayor de Blasio after police killings of Citizens in New York City

Are the Police Unions saying that Police people never break the law?

Are they saying they should get different treatment and be held to more lenient review, investigation and prosecution than non-Police people?

Law abiding Law Enforcement people should be the first to go after people in their industry who break laws and hurt people. IF the majority of people in that business are NOT criminals why do they shield the criminals among them?

Everyday people in other businesses are arrested and prosecuted for illegal activities by these same Law Enforcement people so we know they understand the process. How did these “Protectors Of Society” come to believe that they are perfect and not subject to the laws they enforce on other people?

Every industry has “Bad Apples” because every industry includes Human Beings.

No industry should be above the law, especially those who vow to uphold the law.

Article by Stephen Maddox Sr.

ebonystephen

I am a former teacher, marketing representative, labor negotiator and small business owner. As a black man born and raised in New York City I learned how to survive in the "neighborhood" and in business. Hearing about and witnessing the trials, tribulations, hopes and fears of my extended family and the people in their lives helped mold my life. Helping others with their own life journeys is my goal.

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