Friday, March 27, 2009

A Bully with a Badge

Life in the Big City can be rough, and those of us in law enforcement often see humanity at its worst. Unfortunately, sometimes this brings out the worst in those charged to "Serve and Protect" the community. And it looks like this was the case in Dallas, Texas recently...where a police officer stopped grieving family members racing against death from seeing a dying relative for one last time.

We expect many things from our police officer: common sense is near the top of the list.

The Dallas police chief has apologized for the actions of the Dallas Police Officer, Robert Powell. Unfortunately, the family will never get back those precious minutes when life was slipping away.

Abraham Lincoln once observed that most people can stand up to adversity, but if you really want to test a man's character, give him power.

Unfortunately, not everybody passes the test.

JEFFREY CAMINSKY, a veteran public prosecutor in Detroit, Michigan, specializes in the appellate practice of criminal law and writes on a wide range of topics. His books include the science fiction adventure novel The Star Dancers, the exciting second volume in the Guardians of Peace-tm series, The Sonnets of William Shakespeare, and the acclaimed Referee’s Survival Guide, a book on soccer officiating. All are published by New Alexandria Press, and are available on Amazon, as well as directly from the publisher.

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