Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Broken Windows Theory for cops

In Los Angeles, the "Broken Windows" theory, that a single broken window in any area will cause people to devalue said area and to begin destroying it, that it is a tipping point to destruction, is used to criminalize the homeless and poor. If there is a homeless person in the area, the theory theorizes, more will come and BUSINESS WILL SUFFER. We of course cannot have that; never mind ending human suffering and trivial notions along those lines.

Now, I say that their precious Broken Windows theory should be used as a measure of police misconduct. If one cop gets away with unduly harming a citizen, whom they are supposed to serve and protect, then by the theory that unchecked misconduct is an open door, a pleading, for the rest to move to that same level and beyond.

Each and every act of police misconduct must be taken deadly seriously by the city because any single adequately unpunished case obviously must demand others to become abusive! And if only the worst cases are inadequaltely punished, this throws open the door for cops to do whatever they feel they can get away with because they know they will not be punished.

Any group gathered for purposes of unaccountability is both immediately disqualified and a threat to those around them.

Abusive cops, knowing that they will not be punished. There is something terribly wrong with this country.

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