Why this is a good and bad idea!!
I bet you thought this was going to be something else!! Well you maybe right at the end of this thread!!
So I come from a Police family! I could never be one because of the stories I heard both horrific and just plain sad!! From uncles who joke about doing things to a specific race, to an Aunt who stood up and was bullied out of the force, a Grandfather who upheld the law and Never Judged by the color of ones skin to a Stepmother who used her influence to get her son out of trouble!!
The Police as a whole is flawed at a basic level!!! They really have nobody that really dictates what goes on! Sure each Police force has a Capt who they receive and report back orders too! And then they have the mayor and governor!! But what if those ppl are bad apples too! Then nobody is there to keep them in line!! So yeah thats a flawed system!!
I think they should both be defunded and funded at the same time!!
Should the Police get new squad cars every two years sure why not, They put the cars through hell so they need to make sure they are always able to abuse them and not worry about the engine blowing up!!
Should the Police get firearms every other year! (This is what my family says that happens could only be what happens for there force and others could be different). No I dont think so! They should be issued one firearm per 5 years and its their responsibility to keep it maintained during that time!!
Should the Police get equipment that will help them better serve the community yes!!! Examples, riot gear if the city has them more than once a year yes!! Tazers and pepper spray!! Dam straight non lethal equipment should be free to them! Stuff like that!!
Should the Police get a new helicopter because the old one doesn’t match the current color template! Nope sorry!!! Your stuck with that 80’s helicopter paint job till that helicopter can no longer fly!!
Should the Police get the latest and greatest body armor! Yes because lose of life is horrible no matter who it is!!
Should the Police get military grade weapons! No and yes!! The police should hve high powered rifles and such but should only be available when its needed! I dont think a traffic cop should be rollin around the city with a ar-15 and two shotguns in the trunk! Sorry not sorry!
Should the Police get free annual sensitivity training and mental health care! 100% yes!!
The police do wonders in the communities they are apart of, but something needs to be done before all police forces in America are just a standing army that can be used against the civilian population at any time or place!! I am sorry for who this offends but this is my stance on this issue and As you can see im more than willing to go both routes if it is done in an appropriate way!! Thank you and plz stay civil