Malign me if you will, but I think that the types of men and women who are attracted to jobs in security and law enforcement tend to be under-educated, prone to violence, and power-hungry. They can’t figure out how to get the power they want via the normal routes, that is – by working hard and mastering something, so they gain authority through artificial means. In my opinion, this is why there are so many cases of abuse of power within the ranks of law enforcement. One very clear case of this was the 2006 Sean Bell shooting in New York City.
This is another:
This past weekend, in Brentwood, CA, police officers TASED THE FAMILY members OF A SHOOTING VICTIM! According to KTVU TV, “The victim’s family and friends gathered at the scene, and, according to Misquez, interfered in the assisting officers’ work. The officers then ordered the family members to step aside and when they did not comply, police responded by tasing some of the victim’s family, including his father and sister.”
How sick is that? How is that appropriate? WHO DOES THAT?!