so the police, friend or foe?
April 2, 2012
The Supreme Court Justices, in all their wisdom [yes, that is a joke, thank you for noticing], have ruled it is just dandy and okay for police to strip search citizens for any crime. Spit on the sidewalk? Strip search! Jay walking? Strip search! Did not come to a full stop at that stop sign? Strip search!
This reflects growing behaviors in police departments across the country that seem to consider members of the general public enemy combatants in hostile occupied territory rather than friends and neighbors police are supposed to be looking out for. This has reached such proportions, it’s a question these days, if a dangerous situation is in progress, should you call police for help? And, if you do call, are they going to help? Or are they going to nightstick your dog and arrest and strip search you for being foolish enough to make the call?
Let’s do a poll. If you see police in uniform —
PS: Say, if you came over here from FB, do not immediately trot back to FB and start posting there, vote on the poll HERE — you know, where the poll is posted and has a response button? Thanks.
PPS: As a side note, 4,183 deaths in police custody were reported to the Arrest-Related Deaths Program of the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) between 2002 and 2009.