Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Before you bash the cops

I have no idea whether law enforcement should be held to a higher standard, whether their actions should be put under a microscope and all wrong-doings judged harshly.

No idea.

We do give these guys a lot of power, I know that, and abuse should never be tolerated.

But sometimes they do all the right things and still get blasted. Sometimes, good, honest, hard-working people are doing their job the way they've been trained and then along comes someone with an agenda and a blog.

This young mother for example, who wrote a long, emotion-filled post because those nasty people at TSA (and who hasn't griped about them at some stage) took her young son away from her. They violated her rights as a mother and their own promise not to separate a parent from a child. She was beyond upset and not afraid to tell the world.

Except, it didn't happen. Certainly nothing like the way she said it did. The TSA folks even posted video of the entire incident to show what really happened.

The amazing thing, to me, is that on the TSA blog peole are still damning the security officers.

My point? Criticism is good and can be productive. But let's not jump the "law-enforcement-sucks" bandwagon until we know all the details. Doesn't seem like a lot to ask.

1 comment:

  1. Well, her blog IS entitled "My Bottle is Up." Maybe she was just drunk when she wrote this.


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