Is this retired police officer wise to express his opinion how to avoid a police confrontation?
News Media loves to broadcast news and videos that display a policeman using force to subdue or control someone during an arrest.
In the Chicago Tribune Voice of the People, a retired policeman wrote a simple solution and explanation how the confrontation could have been lawfully avoided. Having served in my community as an axillary policeman for twelve years, after reading his opinion, I believe every news crime reporter should accompany a policeman for a short term in certain high crime areas of Chicago, same as I did in my community police training.
The first to speak in court sounds right–until the cross-examination begins. Proverb 18:17 NLT)
Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out .(Proverb 17:14 NLT))
They that forsake the law praise the wicked; but such as keep the law contend with them. (Proverb 28:4 DBY)
What’s My Point?
Reporters should not be wicked intriguers who report only sensationalism and leave out the facts that lead up to police confrontations, in my opinion.
Read the brief article in the link below. Scan to the title “No Other Choice,”
Then decide whether you believe the writer’s opinion is wise or foolish.
Regards and good will blogging.
Chicago Tribune Voice of the People