IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same...
Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Police in Disrepute
Police 'disreputable' behaviors these past 4-5 years was predicted by visiting 'top cop' Det. Chief Super Eddie Ellison. He laid the responsibility for the emerging dysfunction at the feet of poor drug policy. Eddie had recently retired as head of New Scotland Yard.
The NZ Police are not as corrupt as some, but what's norm elsewhere is no standard to aspire too. Eddie addressing NZ Rotary's said that under existing drug policy 'give me a rookie cop and in three years I'll give you a compromised cop'. He also predicted that NZ's Methamphetamine prevalence and problems would get worse.
Few Police believe the war on drugs is winnable. Visiting Judge Jerry Paradis [LEAP.CC] remarked on the death of Don Wilkinson in Sept. "An honorable man on a hopeless cause".
The longer we fail to understand the social mechanisms that create this dysfunction we will continue to find Policing in disrepute. And that serves no one.
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