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Re: Police and Young Adults
May 13, 2004 10:41 ETBack | Print Article
 Guest Name:StephanieEmail:  
After reading two entries on ‘Police and Young Adults’ I have to say both parties brought up very good points. It must be frustrating for both people, since they feel so strongly about the way the DRP are treating it’s community. I think the main thing, people should know is yes, most defiantly there’s awesome, (and I mean awesome) police officers in our community. Every day they put their lives on the line, dealing with people from all sorts of backgrounds. Police never know when someone is going to pull out a gun on them or a knife. Many police officers go beyond the call of duty too. So yes, I am very thankful to have the police protecting all of us. On the other hand, just as there are lots of good police, there are the bad apples too. How can we say without a doubt that all DRP police officers are good that’s like saying all humans are good! Yes, there can be police officers slipping into the blue uniform who fail to treat people the way they should be treated. They are human too and human’s make mistakes and not only humans are good. Some police officer’s biases get in the way as well, when they should only do their job, and then let the judge and jury decide if they are innocent or guilty. To me it’s a shame when I hear or actually see police officers being disrespectful. It scares me, because they are supposed to be our protectors, so when are protectors are the ones doing the damage, who will protect us from them? It’s just a thought. I just want people to be conscious of both sides. Thank you to the DRP who are following the book, considering both sides and treating people the way they want to be treated, and to the officers that are ignorant, bias, and unfair to people realize there’s someone of a higher power is watching down on them, and even though they think they are getting away with it now, they’ll be judged later. To the 24 -year-old female who first complained, even though you may feel you can’t make a difference in how you were treated, you can. File a complaint. Every voice counts.