This week, a couple of stories that should cause anyone critically thinking to see that those wearing badges aren’t always operating with the best intentions.
John Norman, an employee with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, resigned earlier this week after multiple women he stopped when on duty stepped forward and disclosed that he had groped their breasts. . .
Obviously he should be held accountable for his actions. But if anything, this situation proves the harms that stem from treating someone with a badge any different than someone without.
Longstanding problems in the Oakland Police Department led to a botched response to Occupy Wall Street protests last year, according to the findings of an independent review of the events conducted at the city’s request and released on Thursday. . .
So how can bad be made less bad? Will a new top-dog at OPD really change things? Or is this an issue that is more systemic?
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