Police officers in the USA

I do not know how or if US police officers receive a national standard of training. However, I have my doubts, it seems local sheriffs are elected, and in many case hire their own deputies. The law appears to be different not only from state to state but sometimes in city’s and towns? Violence has too often been the rule rather than the exception. This has been clearly demonstrated by the latest police killing of yet another African American. The photo of the police officer with his knee on the victim’s throat stopping him from breathing says it all. I do understand the officers have a dangerous job and there are times when force is necessary However in the case of the deceased Mr Floyd, he did not appear to be resisting plus there were four officers at the arrest scene. Unfortunately racism seems to still be the real issue in the US, indeed in Canada and much of the World too. Nevertheless, there seems to be a total lack of leadership in the US. President Trump must carry the blame for the increasing violence and unrest in US city’s and states across the nation. His vitriol remarks threats, rants and tweets have only added fuel to the flames of violence. To suggest using the military against citizens of the US is absolutely reckless and wrong. For the President of the United States to pose in front of a church holding a Bible is frankly outside the realms of sanity. Moderate voices are needed to quell the angry population. Racism must be ended and rule of law re-instated with justice for everyone. I hope in November the citizens of the US elect a new President who will lead the nation into a period of calm and peacefully harmony  God Bless and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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