All cops are not the problem. Racist cops are the problem. Get rid of the racist cops and replenish the police budget to where it needs to be, whatever that might be — not what the mob wants it to be. Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS).
Then recruiting won’t be a problem, except the racists might not bother to show up for an interview if they know they are going to be kicked out once they are discovered.
— Ed Rothberg Weaverville
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6 thoughts on “Letter: First, get rid of racist cops”
Just curious; how do you determine if a law enforcement officer meets your definition of being a racist or not? Further, since hiring will be and is necessary, how do you determine an applicant meets the requirements?
The answers to these questions may help in attracting much needed quality candidates, so that they will know in advance if they qualify.
Forget “racist cops” those are indistinguishable; hire EDUCATED COP! too many ignorant highschool country YOKALS
Here’s an interesting self-test for racial bias: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/featuredtask.html
The letter itself is racist.
Which was my point, although cleverly disguised.
People often talk about “bad apples” without remembering “spoils the barrel.” That’s a side issue. It doesn’t require “racist cops” to create a situation where you’re ticketing broken tail lights in Shiloh but not Beaver Lake because that’s where you run patrols and you mainly see communities from behind a windshield.
Municipalities should decide what kind of policing they want and fund it. That’s not the same as funding cops.