Friday, November 17, 2006

Abuse Of Power...

Still recovering from a wide corruption scandal that tarnished its image in 2000, LAPD is facing more troubles with a case of police brutality. A video taken by a witness and published to youtube.com led to the arrest of these 2 cops.



Some people are not mature enough to deserve the legal tools of power that are given to them. Abuse happens all over the world. Some get caught like here; some are still there waiting for the next victims.

Such cops do not belong to the community of 400,000 police officers enforcing local, state and federal laws and sometimes going in harm’s way in order to do so. More than a hundred of them get killed a year in this line of duty.



"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse."

"Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power."

James Madison

3 comments:

kaiser said...

This is not the first and won't the last abuse of any federal police department in the U.S.A.

I remember more serious and shockin' video showing two cops shooting a afro-american who had hands up.

Napo said...

Yeah, but have you ever wondered the streets of LA, east LA to be precise. Have you ever wondered the difficult neighberhoud?.

Brutality or not, crime and drugs need to come under control.

The degree of abuse and brutality by police is a linear mathemetical function of how violent a population can be.

By all means, such incidents are unfortunate and against the code of conduct of any police force.

To serve and protect ! with a baton :)

JULES said...

Have you seen the film "Crash" (2004) with Sandra Bullock? It may only be a film, but I find it very true in its way of representing the sad frightening reality of the american landscape of these days: racism, prejudices, abuse of power and loneliness. Unfortunately, that's the world we live in and I don't think il will improve soon. But making people aware of these matters might help a little... espacially for those leaving in the dark too scarred to talk.