Quantity Over Quality Degrading Police Relations With Public

As has been proven with education, the hiring of more and more police officers is not always beneficial.

It’s natural to assume more teachers equals better education.  That logic also dictates that more cops equals safer streets. Unfortunately, both instances seem to be wrong.

It all goes back to a very simple dilemma … quantity vs quality?

Several studies have shown that a policy that focuses on more teachers, as opposed to higher quality teachers, leads to a decline in quality of education.  The premise is simple … to get more teachers, you must dig deeper into the population to hire them.  Eventually, you run out of quality candidates.  As a result, you have lower quality teachers teaching your children.

Though a study has never been done, I’d assume the same premise would apply to law enforcement.  I don’t know that there is a better explanation for the rapid increase in police abuse over the past decade.

With municipalities constantly asking for (and receiving) funds for more police officers, they were bound to start recruiting the lowest common denominator.

Click to read more to see a video of a police officer who recently threatened to beat a woman, threatening to beat her companion, and threaten to “execute” a man … all several times during the same stop.

Please note … graphic language throughout.

You should watch the whole movie.  I know it’s long, but the officer’s abusive conduct is visible throughout.

Officer Daniel Harless has since been placed on paid administrative leave, and his boss issued this statement:

“I think it’s important for citizens to understand that the behavior demonstrated on the video is wholly unacceptable, and it violates many of our rules, our regulations and standards we demand of our officers,” Police Chief Dean McKimm said in response.

It’s good to see the police chief standing up for the citizens in this case.  Unlike this guy.

Officer Harless has also been investigated by Internal Affairs 16 times, and was reprimanded in an excessive force case in 2003.  He was cleared in that case, but faced reprimand because he failed to turn on the in-car camera (how convenient).

Check out OhioCCW.Org and CantonRep.Com for more.




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