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Another citizen has recently been murdered in Florida by a rogue cop. The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department said officer Nouman Raja was on duty in plain clothes and in an unmarked police car when he stopped to investigate what he believed to be an abandoned vehicle on the exit ramp. As he exited his vehicle, he was suddenly confronted by an armed subject. As a result of the confrontation, the officer discharged his weapon, killing Jones, a release said. Corey Jones was a 31 year old African American. He was a drummer on his way home when his car broke down. He was also active in his Church. By all accounts from friends and family, he was a decent person who was well liked in his community. Now he is dead, like all of the other victims of rogue cops who have been ruthlessly murdered within the last couple of years. And they are killing whites too.
Let's not forget 19 year old Samantha Ramsey (white) who was murdered because she ran over a cops foot! At least that was the miscreant cops story. But even if it is true, it certainly didn't warrant a death sentence! But of course, once again, "he feared for his life". Word up, down, and all around: All of these cops who are in constant fear for their life should consider a career in plumbing. Firemen face death everyday. Being burned alive is far worse than a bullet to the head, or a 19 year old girl running over your foot! However, you don't hear Fireman whining: "I couldn't run into that burning building and save that little girl because, "I feared for my life!".
The people who are supposed to "serve and protect" are as vulnerable as any other group involved in a capitalist enterprise. They live for money. Their whole lives revolve around money. This is how you control the beast. There is really no other way, except for dismantling the entire system and starting over, which isn't a bad idea. But at this time, such a drastic measure would not be possible. We must bring them to heel by taking the money out of their greedy pockets.It is only then that the killing of the innocent will stop. This can be done in a number of ways.Be creative. How will you proceed?
Personally, I think that every cop who kills should be held to the same level of accountability as the average citizen. No internal investigations to hide behind. The should be arrested and have to stand trial just as we would; unless there is clear evidence to absolve them. The same type of evidence that would absolve the average citizen. I know that won't stop the violence and they will, at times, get off without being held accountable. But, some would pay and it might make them think twice before emptying their revolvers into an innocent citizen. I also think that a cop who has killed a civilian, even if found innocent of wrong doing, should be given a transfer. Taking a human life for even a person with the best intent takes a toll. For those of dark intent, if they get away with it it only makes them more callous toward other human beings.
Absolutely! These rogue cops should have to answer directly to the people who pay them: the taxpayers. Not only a a Grand Jury, or an Internal Affairs Committee. It has been proven over, and over again, that you are only inviting corruption when you allow the police to police themselves.
The transfer idea is a great idea, it would make someone think twice. "Gee, do I really want to kill this black guy because I don't like black people, and because I can, but then have to pack up and leave my hometown, family, and friends? No, I don't think so. I'll just beat him up instead!"
I didn't mean transfer to another town. I meant a desk job. I simply think that some people are naturally dark and are not well suited to the 'serve and protect' lifestyle. They chose that career for less than admirable reasons. There is a thin line between lawfullness and lawlessness when guns are involved.
Oh my! I did not expect that from you. The qualifier "rouge cop." Amen brother. I agree. Not to your example, but to your qualifier.
I'm not sure when our friendly neighborhood police officer morphed into a cowardly version of Dirty Hairy, but it is clear there is a systemic problem with police training and police culture. Police work is not even in the top ten most dangerous professions, yet police are taught that they are in the equivalent of a war zone and that every citizen is a potential killer.
I believe that transparency is essential to change. Mandatory body cams, independent investigations of every shooting, and swift and harsh punishment for police who abuse their power, are obvious first steps. But for true change to occur, good police officers will have to step up and do what's right, and leadership will have to support them. It is always more effective if change comes from within.
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