Tag: Police Brutality
Take the Poll: Should You Be Able to Claim Self Defense Against the Cops?
Vice News — The night Wallace shot 26-year-old officer Jason Raynor in the head following a brief scuffle, the officer wouldn’t answer why he was being stopped in the first place.
Wallace currently faces a possibility of the death penalty for the officer’s death. Experts told VICE News that anyone who claims they used self-defense after injuring or killing a member of law enforcement is going to need way more than a legion of defenders online to prove their actions were legally justified, even under the most perspicuous of circumstances.
According to Colorado defense attorney Kevin Cahill, “Because the police are given kind of a wide array of power to do their job, that’s a tough play. That line between saying, ‘Hey, I’m defending myself’ and ‘I’m resisting arrest’ is very gray.”
Do you think civilians should be able to claim self defense against the police?
Take the poll and let me know.
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Take the Poll: Should Officers Be Financially Responsible for Misconduct?
I just came across a very interesting article on civilbeat.org that suggests that police officers should be held financially liable for their misconduct.
In the recent 4 years, under the leadership
and direct orders of Trump, police brutality exposition has skyrocketed. Time and time again we watch in horror as simple encounters with law enforcement end in tragedy, even when suspects are 100% compliant with police orders. Unfortunately Black and brown people are usually the victims.
Protests and rioting have rang out — for sometimes weeks at a time — in several US cities with civilians and law enforcement clashing in the streets — just like the civil rights movement days.
To circumvent this widespread issue of corruption and misconduct, the article suggests that “all officers should be required to carry a supplemental professional liability insurance policy.”
While I do believe that financial liability for misconduct would significantly reduce corruption & misconduct, the trick is proving it. On the other hand, I do not believe that all officers are bad. I have personally encountered very professional & pleasant law enforcement officers but we cannot deny that as with any organization, there are some rotten apples in the bunch. It’s human nature.
I also believe that our police system needs to be heavily reformed, rather than defunded. Proper training & preparation would be a great start.
Sometimes it seems like Black and brown people and the police see each other as the enemy. If that’s the case, it’s definitely time to put the guns down & have meaningful conversation. A truce, per say.
What are your thoughts? Take the poll & let me know!
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