Police Misconduct Tracking Site

This Site Contains Some Scary Info

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  This is a site that keeps tabs on Police misconduct across our nation.  Recommended link for today:

http://www.policemisconduct.net/

No, I am definitely NOT anti-police officer in any way.  I am, however, against the misuse of force by public servants who are paid by our tax dollars to “serve and protect” our rights as citizens.

I have a great deal of respect for all the good police officers out there doing their jobs properly and professionally.  In their profession, as in all professions, there are some bad apples.  This site tells us about those bad apples.  Please do not misconstrue this as being a post against the average Officer — IT IS NOT!  

All that said, I DO think citizens need to be aware of some of the “militarization” of many SWAT teams, and/or police departments in general, and realize that they do sometimes make errors.  Some are even intentional misconduct, and hopefully those are dealt with swiftly and forcefully by their superiors.  But, some slip through the cracks, just like in any other profession where there are inevitably a few scumbags to make everyone look bad.  The above link highlights the scumbags, not the average police officer, who is generally professional, courteous, helpful, and who has the public’s best interests in mind!

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