I take it back; this isn’t a series about police training alone, but about all of it, since it’s all so interconnected.
The first thing that should change in American police policy, in my opinion, is allowing officers to use lethal force any time they feel threatened. Continue reading
It seems that in America, many police forces do their own training. So the police teach recruits what they think the police should know and how they should act. Where’s society’s input? Continue reading
I have been pointing out that something has to be done about American police training in practically every post I’ve ever written about the police. America is finally catching on. Increasingly, there are calls for changes in police training after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York City. Continue reading
Posted in Holland, Police
Tagged America, chokehold death, de boskamp, Eric Garner, Ferguson, Michael Brown, opinie, opinion, police, police shootings, police training, Police violence, politiegeweld
I’ve got to vent about this police state we live in again. NaPoWriMo kept me happy-happy for a while, but I have no goodbye poem (today’s prompt), so that’s over.
Have you seen this video of a Georgetown cop at a high school football game? Continue reading
Posted in Austin, Emigration / Immigration, Police, Society
Tagged America, Amerika, Amerikaans, Austin, bevoegdheden, emigration, Georgetown, jaywalker, kicking policeman, opinion, police, police brutality, police state, politie, politiestaat, society
Dear Police Chief Acevedo,
I’m an Austin resident. I drive my kids downtown to school every morning and back every afternoon. Since I’ve been driving the same route twice a day for five years, I’ve befriended some of the homeless who stand on corners I almost always stop at. These guys sleep mostly under bridges and overpasses. Continue reading
Posted in Austin, Homelessness, Police
Tagged Austin, camping, harassment, homeless, letters, no camping ordinance, open letter, opinion, police, police chief Art Acevedo, society