Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Compassionate Policing

When a police officer commits a crime, the police are very concerned about the individual's medical and mental state, and much less interested in filing felony charges. I have no doubt whatsoever that if this incident involved anyone other than a police officer, this person would be under arrest, and shackled in her bed in the ICU with a 24-hour guard. She would be charged with felony evading arrest. There would be no waiting until they determined the subject's medical or mental condition. There would be no quote from a Sergeant like this: "If there was some medical condition that caused this, we can't file charges." Because god knows the police never file charges against someone whose actions were caused by a medical condition.


Anonymous Mystery Man said...

most crime results from mental issues exacerbated by lack of care or drugs...

again, prevention would be neat

10/11/2008 12:54 PM  

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