Steven E 
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Updated on September 11, 2014 at 2:12 PM

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Re: “John Walker rejects city apology for arrest during filming of police

Rutrow's claim was if the City refused an offer of paying one US dollar t Walker contingent on the condition that the City fixes it police problem.

The idea that nothing can be done because people being willful people forgets that societies and companies have always had standards by which they hold their employees. Sure, some will try and been or break the rules, but you can remove the epidemic episodes of police misconduct if you teach cops to be proctors, and not some soldier in blue.

You can reduce these incidents to extraordinarily low occurrences if you change the fundamental focus of police activity.

Yes, you will always have problems, but that doesn't mean you cannot find a way to reduce them of levels where they are rare, as opposed to daily embarrassments.

The city preferring to pay out a big ole wad of dough is an admission that the city isn't serious about fixing the militant police problem.

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Posted by Steven E on 09/28/2016 at 5:20 PM

Re: “John Walker rejects city apology for arrest during filming of police

Your somewhere near right, dowhat, but you also miss the point that with police, there does need to be a stricter standard than with a cab driver, or journalist, or politician.

People have free will, but management also has rules it must implement to curb the free will behavior that is ruinous to public trust.

I have linked stories revolving around some logical and incredibly helpful refocusing of training of police officers.

Sue Rahr could be a hero to police, black citizens, everyone for her simply approach to redirecting training. She noted, during her training, that the hazing and military approach to training was creating police officers with a mindset that viewed any and all citizens as an adversary.

That is how you end up with cops that claim the Constitution doesn't apply to what they are doing. During one of my confrontations with a bully cop, he pointed at his badge and screamed at me, "I am the law, I can do whatever I want."

Take a walk through history. Hazing, humiliation, brutal abuse creates monsters, like the Japanese army soldiers who committed daily atrocities that would make an SS man pea green with envy.

Sue Rahr wants the focus to shift from cops being warriors to be protectors. Some may consider things a small delineation, but it is seismic. Sue Rahr's training, which is being implemented in Washington state, trains cops on the Constitution, gets them to talk more, be patient, create an entirely different attitude.

That would be half the battle.

The other half would be the community, itself.

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Posted by Steven E on 09/28/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Little Rock police to drop charge against Walker, apologize

Carping on Second Amendment misses the point entirely, making it impossible to find and fix the problem. Paying misses a lot of points, and will always set up the conditions to continue a policy of failure.

Fortunately, there are people who do have a grasp of the problems with police training, and how to try and change their primary focus.

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/p…

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Posted by Steven E on 09/27/2016 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Another U.S. Senate debate that Boozman likely will skip

White Rover, white Rover,
bring Boozman on over.

Could use one of these to go collect Boozman, and bring him, mumbling and cursing under his breathe, to the debate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6Ffr1U7KM…

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Posted by Steven E on 09/27/2016 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Bethel Heights part-time cop fired over racial Facebook post

OOops! The Leslie Rutledge of the temp cop force.

Sadly, Black Lies Matter more than Blue Facts. He missed the point that more cameras would be BETTER, but on the whole he was pretty right on of how to avoid trouble.

Still, there are more politic ways to tell the truth, and a cop should NOT get into a flame war with some anti-cop troll. Bad judgement online could most likely translate to bad judgement on duty.

Just because you speak a few easy truths does not mean you get the privilege of wearing the badge.

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Posted by Steven E on 09/27/2016 at 1:02 PM

Re: “John Walker and another lawyer arrested after filming police

Perhaps if police training underwent a change of perspective, you would have better cops in a wider area of influence.

The supposed institutional racism of police has always been debatable. What is NOT debatable is the rising militarization of cops. Armour cars, heavy machine guns, body armor bulked up to outlandish proportions, the lack on interest in Constitutional protections of citizens, all of these are what has caused a lack of ability of police to properly interact with citizens.

Someone seems to have a far better perspective than most.

https://news.starbucks.com/news/upstanders…

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Posted by Steven E on 09/27/2016 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Monday night's open line, plus the daily news roundup

I got 13 Hours on DVD. Better to watch that, than watch the debate between two monumental liars and differing kinds of crazy.

The Psychopath vs. the Sociopath. Freddy vs. Jason redux.

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Posted by Steven E on 09/26/2016 at 5:47 PM

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