By: Diane Benjamin
Below is a short video of an interview with a Dallas Police Officer. He claims across the country police have been forced to not do their job in fear of citizen panels instituted to oversee what they do.
He wants to know how untrained panels can judge actions taken by the police when they have no idea why the police do what they do. The interviewer claims people used to know to follow directions of an officer, now some citizens have to be “persuaded” to comply.
Policing isn’t a democracy, according to this officer, community oversight does nothing to hold higher-ups accountable. The PSCRB (Public Safety Civilian Review Board) threatens the cops on the street.
Violent crime has increased in Bloomington-Normal. The question is what caused it? Is it the officers inability to do their job because somebody might second guess their actions?
March 27th the Bloomington Police Chief will report on local crime. You won’t see it on video because it is taking place at the Police Station in the Osborn room: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/10518/
Since he won’t mention the effects of the PSCRB, maybe some street officers can reveal what’s actually happening. (if anything)
Hint: I know many readers never watch a video, I can tell how many do. This one is less than 3 minutes, please take the time.