Re: "Baltimore getting bloodier with fewer arrests" (TNT, 5-29).
This article really caught my eye. My first reaction was "Duh." What do people expect?
Everyone who knows nothing about police work wants to get into the officers' back pocket and dissect everything they do. Then, when they do something that doesn't look right, they want the officer(s) jailed and strung up.
I keep hearing the tree-huggers saying profiling is not right, yet they constantly profile the police. Cop makes a mistake, they are all a bunch of crazy killers.
Never miss a local story.
A bad guy does something wrong, and it takes month for the legal system to deal with him. A cop trying to do his job is convicted before the smoke clears.
Now don't get me wrong. Police do make mistakes, and they need to be held accountable. But at least give them the consideration of waiting to find out what happened before calling for blood.
Baltimore has only started to crumble, and I don't blame the officers for not wanting to put their necks on the line for a bunch of ungrateful loudmouths. Oh, they will still go out there and try to do their job, but I can only pray that they take care.