“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Long but worth reading

Former police officer David Klinger moved on to the mental health profession following law enforcement and a shooting incident he was involved in. He recently completed a study examining the effects and attitudes of officers who are involved in deadly force incidents. The results were different than he expected, and I personally think both his summary and the whole study are worth examining. Particularly given some of the recent press and public perceptions regarding deadly force and police behaviors things like this are important for citizens to understand and for us to discuss as a society.

I'll withhold my commentary for now so as not to drive your perceptions, but I hope you find the articles informative.

"What I Learned After I Killed a Criminal"

"Police Responses to Officer Involved Shootings"

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Both of those are excellent and put paid to the mantra of cops WANTING to shoot... THanks!