Lately, it seems, the evening news has been filled with tragic and disheartening stories of unarmed, innocent people being shot, and even killed, by police. It even seems that these occurrences are increasing in frequency. The perception by some is that the police are violent thugs who are using their position and power to exact unjustifiable punishment on the streets, while to others they are public servants carrying out their duties to the best of their abilities in trying, dangerous times. I have some thoughts on this.
See Police State in the Ramblings section of this blog.