Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Unnecessary Use of Excessive Force

By Jon Dunnemann

If you can not trust the Police then you do not have a safe Public. It is as simple as that.

Consequently, an unmitigated, unrestrained, and repeated use of excessive force against the public if not corrected will ultimately lead to oppression, and potentially the sustained humiliation of a group of people, while it also poses an increasingly alarming and grave risk to the very people that law enforcement is solemnly sworn to protect.

Such a state of affairs is not only harmful, inexcusable, and unacceptable, it also should clearly not be tolerated by the general public whose very tax dollars are used to pay all public servants their salaries and benefits.

As a collective, we rightfully should protest against such injustice and we have a deep moral obligation to expect and in fact too demand far better performance outcomes than what we are currently witnessing around the country here in the United States.

What is most evident these days and yet seemly overlooked by many is the mere fact that we are being openly judged on the world stage largely by how poorly we are treating the least fortunate among us both at home and abroad rather than by how significantly we continue to wield our influence, military might or great wealth as a free nation.

Out of a shared since of responsibility, we need to do a much better job of protecting the USA brand, the homeland, and this great country that we have all come to cherish out of hope, love, and admiration.