As someone recently posted, I support protesters (generally) who do not commit crimes* and I support police (generally) who do not commit crimes.
Just watched a video of police in Aurora, CO handcuffing a black family facedown in a parking lot, children crying and screaming. Apparently a mistake with the license. I’m sure we’ll learn more about the situation leading up to this horrible incident. Lifetime of trauma for the kids, to be sure.
The new (female) police chief apologized and also said officers are “trained” to respond strongly to stolen vehicle reports.
But this is about so much more than “training”!
Didn’t these officers learn a better way during training?
Didn’t these officers learn a better way in school?
Didn’t these officers learn a better way in church (if Christian)?
Didn’t these officers learn a better way at home, from their parents?
Didn’t these officers learn a better way just by being human beings?
Seems to me the whole chain of education is badly broken!
We hold pieces of the links in our hands. . .
*unless the “crimes” are non-violent such as sitting at a lunch counter while black, etc.
What the children and neighbors learned is don’t trust the cops. They ain’t us.
We’re back to the Golden Rule.