The Importance Of The Police

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The police are supposed to convey an idea of a higher law that is supposed to protect us citizens from criminals and other objects that are able to harm us. Yet, in recent years, these “enforcers” have shown us a different side of protection. These past couple of years, newspapers and articles have all shown predicaments where our so-called “pure and all knowing” law enforcers kill or harm innocent citizens that have done no harm to us. This just shows how abusive they are. Although there are the “unfortunate” ones that are caught, such as “A rookie Los Angeles police officer who was named a suspect in a Pomona homicide investigation was fired…” (LAPD), there are many more police officers who commit misconduct that are never caught and probably …show more content…
Obviously, there will be the question of “Do you realize how much money it would cost to enforce this requirement”. Well, money shouldn’t be a concern here. People’s lives are at risk everyday when they are confronted upon a police officer. If money is able to save a person’s life, then so be it, use the money. Also, the National Institute of Justice states that with the Justice Assistance Grant Program “Funds from this program may be used to provide personnel, equipment, training, technical assistance, and information systems for more widespread apprehension, prosecution, adjudication, detention, and rehabilitation of offenders who violate such state and local laws.” (Funding). So the law enforcers are granted money by the government for whatever they desire. Although this would make the government probably increase taxes for funding the Institute of Justice, only a money-grubbing scumbag would worry about money when it is a necessity for protecting the lives of many. Another problem also could be if the supervisor of the live feed cameras is trustable or not. Even though we cannot tell for sure how trustable a person is, extensive research on their background history would have to be done to prove the person has had no connections with law enforcement and to see if they were ever involved in any criminal activity. Trusting the supervisor could be a risk but if any misconduct happens and they slip up, the position has to be revoked from them and given to a new person. The use of these live feed cameras is probably the best solution out there. Nothing can really “capture” the environment through the officer’s point of view like these cameras. Radios and walkie-talkies don’t do much as they only present noise and speaking. Misconduct could be done and the police officer could just say he was just doing his job without anybody knowing what had been done. Live feed cameras are the

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