This is Episode 91 of a very different Writer’s Detective Bureau…on what is being called Black Out Tuesday.
Tuesday June 2, 2020 - where mainstream media is pausing their regular programming to show solidarity with protestors in observance of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis - I don’t even want to say it…because it disgusts me that he wore a badge. A now former Minneapolis Police Officer. A now-former-officer, whose name I will not use, who was photographed suffocating George Floyd to death…and in that photograph, while killing a handcuffed man...I couldn’t help but notice...that his badge was. prophetically. crooked.
But this episode is not going to be about my range of emotions on the issue. Because. That is what professionalism means when we’re talking about law enforcement. Professionalism is not letting emotions guide your actions, not letting emotions make decisions for you, not letting emotions cause you to RE-act. Not letting emotions like anger or contempt or bias turn you into a murderer.
We ALL have emotions…that is why the streets are full of righteously angry citizens right now…but if you wear a badge, emotions do not get a seat at the decision making table... Continue reading...
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