For sure can do a better job of policing the police. My solution goes the opposite way, though. Let’s make it harder to become a cop, and let’s pay them more. Find creative ways to make it worth your while to be a police officer. Give these dudes babysitter wages and expect a fantastic product is insane. Same with school teachers. Wanna fix the schools? Pay the teachers, Holmes!
There are many things they could do - instead of the ultra expensive cars, they could have used cars that are paid off, have a mechanic on duty. Give 'em the bullet proof glass without the 200k in technology they have (maybe slightly exaggerated).
Instead of paying for fancy stuff, let’s put the money into the salary of the cops. Is there a way that the public can buy an apartment complex, and let the cops and teachers live there free? That would be a way to boos their wages - put them into housing that is worth 2k/month, and it only costs the tax payers 200/month for upkeep. Benefit to cop = 24k/year. Cost to tax payer 5k/year. How about providing them with cars and special insurance. Buy a fleet of cars at a discounted rate for a fraction of the price. Give them a bonus if they are willing to drive a certain used car, instead of new - win/win for taxpayers and cops.
Let’s build them up and make them be worth their new wage…find creative ways to take care of those who take care of us. I don’t want to live in a world with no police.
I have been mistreated by cops a few times as well.
They DO need to be held accountable. What’s the solution?