Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Neighborhood Policing

Most law abiding citizens do not want a police presence in their neighborhood. That means there is not much crime in the neighborhood. If no one ever calls the police, most neighborhoods would not see a police car. A funny thing happened on the way to the neighborhood -- a crime occurred and the police showed up. Most of the people in the neighborhood want the police there to drive out the criminals. The more crimes you get in the neighborhood the more police you get. The people that do not want the police in the neighborhood are the criminals. Is this not just common sense?

If you live in a neighborhood with a lot of crime, you have several choices. You can live with the criminals, you can move, you can get rid of the criminals yourself, or you can allow the police to get rid of the criminals for you. There may be other solutions, but not many others.

We are at a point in this country where some neighborhoods populated with people of color will glorify criminals and disparage the police. Does this make any sense to anyone with good sense?  We are told there are neighborhoods that do not trust the police. Where do people that make these claims get their evidence? Do they poll the neighborhood? No! They get there information from a very few people and allow them to speak for a much larger group that has no voice.

Let us suppose there is a neighborhood that does not trust the police. How can you solve this problem? Eric Holder, Barack Obama, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson want to put the blame on the police and retrain them. This is guaranteed not to work -- guaranteed not to work, should I repeat, guaranteed not to work. Why not?

If a husband and wife have disagreements they cannot resolve, should the husband be sent to a marriage counselor? Good luck with that. If the NFL has a beef with the Players’ Union, do you send the NFL Commissioner to arbitration? Hell no.

Assumption that one side of any dispute bears all the blame is stupid beyond belief.

If there is a problem with police and any neighborhood, the problem will only be resolved when both groups get together with an unbiased arbitrator. Right now, there are no unbiased arbitrators to be found, inside or outside of the government.

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