Law enforcement attracts assholes because the job is painted as a warrior hero role, not a public service.
A lot of police brutality incidents are not accidents or poor training, the officers involved usually knew exactly what they were doing. People like this sign up to “fight bad guys” and “chase robbers with fast cars.”
So, a potential solution. You know how the armed forces have basic training no matter what you wanna specialize in? From that, I came up with this. Let’s add a layer to the whole process of becoming a police officer – a Basic Emergency Personnel training that you have to pass before choosing a specialty – paramedic, police or firefighter. This is to drill in the idea that you’re there to help the public first and foremost, not bust gangsters or get easy benefits and a paycheck.
Once you get rid of the toxic “fun” stuff, the number of bad cops will start dropping.
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