The Pros And Cons Of Law Enforcement

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Law enforcement in the United States is being perceived as a dangerous, toxic force that cannot be trusted by society. People used to trust law enforcement and come to them in a time of need for protection or help. Media has pointed out only a few corrupt people in authority abusing their power, creating fear in the public’s eye. Although these concerns are spreading throughout the nation, New Mexico is also worried as well. In order to possibly solve this issue, New Mexicans need to show more respect for law enforcement officers because most of them are not practicing racism, abusing power, or using unnecessary violent force. Society has created this image of police officers as these monsters that are in fact practicing racism, abusing their…show more content…
Corrupt people are in every workplace, including law enforcement. The amount of officers who do their job correctly is a significantly bigger number than the number of corrupt officers actually committing these wrong doings. Glennon, the company owner of Calibre Press, a company that trains officers stated, “We pull people out of wrecked cars, we hold people’s hands when they’re dying, we talk to 5-year-olds when they get raped, and one cop puts a chokehold on somebody and all of a sudden we’re all racist killers” (Wise and Moeller). Officers do not use violent force just because they have the power and weapons to do…show more content…
A badge that represents their sacrifice for strangers and loved ones every single day. Instead of labeling them monsters and racist, we should be thanking them for their everyday services. Building a better relationship with law enforcement within our communities can make all the difference in the world, not only for them but for us as well. Hopefully mending the gap between citizens and officers creating a stronger relationship with more trust and
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