Don't Demoralize Police



a police officer standing by side of his on duty carThe killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner by white police officers led to massive protests across the United Nations. All of the protests started as peaceful demonstrations/marches against alleged misuse of force by white police officers against the blacks, but many of them turned violent. For example, a peaceful protest on December 23rd turned violent when some of the protestors clashed with a pair of police officers on the Brooklyn Bridge. Four male and three female protestors grabbed, kicked and punched the two lieutenants from the New York Police Department. The clash left the two officers with severe facial injuries.

Cross the extent of the limits, a 28-year-old black man, named Ismaaiyl Brinsley, shot and killed two officers last Saturday. Brinsley approached Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were in their duty car, from behind and fired four shots at them, leaving both of them dead at the spot. The killer claimed that he avenged the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of white police officers.

Diamond cuts diamond, but violence can’t cut violence. Instead, violence aggravates violence. If protestors are right in use violence then how ‘violence’ (alleged misuse of force) by police can be wrong.   

When white officers killed the blacks, the blacks retaliated by criticizing police and staging protests. And now when a black man killed two on-duty innocent officers (I used the word innocent because they were not responsible for the killings of the Brown and Garner), should the white officers now retaliate by killing
innocent blacks or should they stick to their code of conduct that directs them to tackle the culprit and protect the innocent?  

 But, the question arises again – how police can remain stick to their code of conduct, when members of the public don’t?  One must keep it in mind that police use force to protect the public and not the hurt them (However, exceptions are always there).

Some politicians also try to take advantage of such unrest to get the public’s support in elections by siding with the protestors and stirring the unrest further. They don’t even hesitate in unduly chastising or punishing officers and pressuring senior officials to take action against officers. The officer who shot and killed Michael Brown has reportedly resigned. Such conditions only demoralize police force.

Most recently, a man from Kingwood wrote on social-networking site Facebook: “2 down, 49,000 to go.” He was clearly referring to the two NYPD officers who were killed by Brinsley late last week. He also indicated that the remaining officers would also be killed. But, he didn’t explain who would protect the society afterwards.  


12/23/2014
Don't Demoralize Police


a police officer standing by side of his on duty carThe killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner by white police officers led to massive protests across the United Nations. All of the protests started as peaceful demonstrations/marches against alleged misuse of force by white police officers against the blacks, but many of them turned violent. For example, a peaceful protest on December 23rd turned violent when some of the protestors clashed with a pair of police officers on the Brooklyn Bridge. Four male and three female protestors grabbed, kicked and punched the two lieutenants from the New York Police Department. The clash left the two officers with severe facial injuries.

Cross the extent of the limits, a 28-year-old black man, named Ismaaiyl Brinsley, shot and killed two officers last Saturday. Brinsley approached Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were in their duty car, from behind and fired four shots at them, leaving both of them dead at the spot. The killer claimed that he avenged the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of white police officers.

Diamond cuts diamond, but violence can’t cut violence. Instead, violence aggravates violence. If protestors are right in use violence then how ‘violence’ (alleged misuse of force) by police can be wrong.   

When white officers killed the blacks, the blacks retaliated by criticizing police and staging protests. And now when a black man killed two on-duty innocent officers (I used the word innocent because they were not responsible for the killings of the Brown and Garner), should the white officers now retaliate by killing
innocent blacks or should they stick to their code of conduct that directs them to tackle the culprit and protect the innocent?  

 But, the question arises again – how police can remain stick to their code of conduct, when members of the public don’t?  One must keep it in mind that police use force to protect the public and not the hurt them (However, exceptions are always there).

Some politicians also try to take advantage of such unrest to get the public’s support in elections by siding with the protestors and stirring the unrest further. They don’t even hesitate in unduly chastising or punishing officers and pressuring senior officials to take action against officers. The officer who shot and killed Michael Brown has reportedly resigned. Such conditions only demoralize police force.

Most recently, a man from Kingwood wrote on social-networking site Facebook: “2 down, 49,000 to go.” He was clearly referring to the two NYPD officers who were killed by Brinsley late last week. He also indicated that the remaining officers would also be killed. But, he didn’t explain who would protect the society afterwards.