That is dream land. How many elected officials have been held to the will of the voters during this stupid virus hysteria? None.All local PDs should be dismantled, most state and federal PDs as well. County Sheriffs will be elected and assemble peace officers for their respective counties. If they are held to the will of the vote things change quite a bit. The movement towards municipal police forces started in the last half of the 20th century and it's lead to the militarization of the police. That's a bad thing. Police forces do not need APCs and fucking tanks but they have them.
Let's bring law enforcement back to it's local roots.
Yeah I know and like I've said a time or three I'm trying to say get back to community policing. Protect and Serve not Swat, Mayberry instead of Robocop. I dont know the answer but maybe by having a conversation instead of 'gotchas' we might find one.Sheriff's deputies still report to politicians.
Fix what we have got, instead of tearing everything down.Yeah I know and like I've said a time or three I'm trying to say get back to community policing. Protect and Serve not Swat, Mayberry instead of Robocop. I dont know the answer but maybe by having a conversation instead of 'gotchas' we might find one.
So I've seen plenty of 'can't' how about a little 'can'? Hell I'd settle for a 'try'.
Try: classify LEOs as public officials instead of simple employees....So I've seen plenty of 'can't' how about a little 'can'? Hell I'd settle for a 'try'.
I like it!Try: classify LEOs as public officials instead of simple employees
Try: remove or severely limit qualified/public duty immunity so that LEOs
Try: De-link revenue generation from LEO budgets and performance measures
Try: prohibit self-initiated investigations as a performance metric
Try: prohibit LEO response to purely civil matters
Try: limit fishing expeditions based on “I can see it / smell it” in plain view
Try: change the culture...quit tolerating ‘bad apples and ruthlessly weed out them out
Try: Expedite trials for LEO criminal behavior.
Try: Prohibit LE agencies from policing/investigating themselves for criminal activities
Try: Stop passing legislation/ordinances to “give tools to LE”
That’s the tip of the iceberg
Sounds like a start especially getting rid of no knock. Maybe a little more listen and a little less 'make'. Do we really need a high speed chase across three counties for a busted tail light? You'll get him eventually, dial it down a click or two.Fix what we have got, instead of tearing everything down.
Outlaw unions for LEO's, so that the rare bad apple can be disciplined up to and including dismissal.
Legislation to allow PD's to let prospective hiring PD's to know that someone was discharged for cause (without fear of a lawsuit from the applicant). This would help prevent the bad apple from going to the next town and starting over.
Legislation to require DPS to approve no knock warrants, and hold DPS accountable if it goes sideways.
Ideas exist. Getting them into legislation and enacted is another story.