Law enforcement’s role usually is essential in societies, and depending on its practices it could be an honorable job or a weaponized tool for the establishment. Our police are given more power than the whole department of justice; they can prosecute you, judge, convict you, and execute; within seconds.
Police and law enforcement must not abuse their powers to harass, humiliate, insult or endanger any human. Their sole mission is to protect people, make sure we are safe, and enforce law and order. The granted powers for police and other law enforcement must not be given arbitrarily without strict criteria. Understanding the constitution, courage, patience, diplomacy, morality, compassion, and high intellectual skills, must be present and evaluated carefully in this sector; to minimize the possibility of giving this huge power to the wrong person.
There is no greater oppression than being killed for no valid reason by someone who must protect you. Police cannot use aggression or fatal shooting without strict rules and without accountability. The right of punishment is exclusively obtained by a court ruling. Firearms must not be used to shoot, intimidate or scare the public. The only acceptable reason to use firearms is to prevent known equal harm to self and others if and only if there was no other way to prevent it. A mere fear for life is not an acceptable justification to use firearms. Suspicion of having a gun, or merely holding it or even threatening another person with it, all of that is not enough justification to fatally use firearms; that is, holding, having, or threatening others with a gun are not crimes that can be punished with death. Psychological harm by police and law enforcement should not be permitted unless necessary.
Militarizing law enforcement agencies does not increase safety, but only risks the potential use of illegal force against the people in tyrannical times. Demilitarizing the police and prohibiting egregious practices such as the ‘no nock raids’ must not mean reducing the size of police or reducing safety protocols and tools.