So, you want to criticize a service that you are forced to pay for?
Well, what are you going to do when the time comes that you need such a service, and the organization tasked with providing it is one that you aren't happy to receive service from. What then? It would be nice to take your business elsewhere, but we don't have such freedom when it comes to policing services.
That's an unfortunate position to be in, isn't it?
They've made mistakes, they've killed the wrong people, they've arrested and detained people unjustly.
You have to hope that the odds are in your favor, when you are subject to the boot, that the boot is going to be efficient, and not corrupt and overreaching.
People have been terrorized for victimless crimes on the regular, for decades around the United States and elsewhere for that matter. But the same organization tasked with doing that also helps to tackle true threats that our communities face, and so it's a mixed up bag of reviews when considering the overall service that gets provided.
So yeah, who are you going to call and how many options do you have?
Security services are a valuable service that needs to be provided, because there are many disputes that need to be resolved and threats that need to be addressed and diminished.
Basically we should just shut up and swallow whatever tyranny we get served. That's freedom, freedom that we should regularly wave a flag and be thankful for, right? Stop criticizing the bad actors, stop talking about taking one penny away, and go back to your regular work schedule.
No problem to see here.
Higher Standards Required
The service that the police provide could be argued to be one of the most valuable that every community needs to deal with, dispute resolution and protection services, and because of that they need to be held to an incredibly high standard.
They shouldn't be immune from being held responsible for their unjust and corrupt actions when those actions endanger communities. And if the thought of being held accountable for their actions makes them not want to pursue a career in that field then good, because those are exactly the sort of people that you probably don't want to give a gun and badge to.
There is a very clear and present overpolicing problem that has been present in the United States for years.
They have been making billions off of people who are innocent and never charged with any crimes.
And no it isn't because so many people in the USA are armed, or because they deserve it and need to be more heavily policed as a result of the threat they pose. Again, many who get extorted are innocent and the justice system itself is rife with mistakes and abuse. The answer isn't to look the other way, stop talking about the problems, or keep throwing more money at those problems.