Within Their Ranks, When Police See Something, They Should Say Something
- Category: Justice
- Published: Friday, 31 July 2015 20:48
- Written by Attorney Camara Williams
by Attorney Camara Williams
Focusing on police brutality is only scratching the surface of the problem.
The true root of the problem is the culture of allowing such cancerous acts to survive by protection and cover up. If someone knew that despite their bad acts their fellow colleagues will back their "story" 110%. How can someone feel compelled to act right, if your never afraid of being called out by your peers?
This is not a black vs. white issue, because LEO's who are Black, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian
ect...protect their own regardless of race.
I don't judge officers for wanting to protect their brethren, it's only when it's at the expense of citizens lives, then my judgment is rendered. There is a saying here in the south "Scratch a lie, find a thief", well in this case what's stolen is not monetary, but rather public trust and peace of mind.
A human being wants to know, that if they are violated by a member of the badge, their violation will not be ignored in order to protect the image of that very badge that is sworn to protect them.
Lastly consider this, public trust has eroded to the point where we require a video camera to document a persons every move. Ponder on that. I have no doubt that 90% of LEO interactions happen every day in this country professionally and without incident. But it's the 10% that's protected is what scares me.
Public pressure is good, but we must now shift our focus to professional pressure. Otherwise we are just chasing the sickness, rather than fixing the illness.
Be blessed my peeps.
The Williams Trial Group, P.A.
Attorney Camara Williams
Office: 321-332-6136 http://thewilliamstrialgroup.com/