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To Protect And Serve?

I’m sure you might’ve seen this on the news recently… Philadelphia police officers apparently “losing control” and kicking, punching, stomping and baton whipping three suspects:

1. I don’t care if the police had justifiable cause. This doesn’t look right.

2. I thought that suspects are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Apparently, for whatever reason, the police officers decided to have the trial, verdict and punishment delivered right there in the street.

3. Watching police officers brutally beat people like that… how am I supposed to feel safe? How am I supposed to trust their motto… “to protect and serve”?

4. People need to learn that violence only causes more violence. Only hate causes more hate.

I know there’s a lot of violence out there. But watching this… I feel really sad, folks. This brings tears to my eyes. 🙁



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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

6 COMMENTS
  1. Denise

    I saw that yesterday. Horrible.

    Speaking of police, is there a lot of media coverage on the Sean Bell case and the protests in New York on that side of the country?

  2. Denise

    I saw that yesterday. Horrible.

    Speaking of police, is there a lot of media coverage on the Sean Bell case and the protests in New York on that side of the country?

  3. randomguru

    I don’t I caught anything about the Sean Bell case. but, doing a search on the web, i remember that incident. very sad and tragic. and the police officers were acquitted? 🙁

    i did remember he died just hours before he was to be married. sad.

  4. randomguru

    I don’t I caught anything about the Sean Bell case. but, doing a search on the web, i remember that incident. very sad and tragic. and the police officers were acquitted? 🙁

    i did remember he died just hours before he was to be married. sad.

  5. Wendi Dee

    I don’t watch stuff like that. It’s already done and I can’t undo it by watching/hearing about it. I can just spread love and hope that eventually the love ripples will work their way out more and more until one day we will all be feeling love and this kind of hatred/crime/harm will end.

    XOXOXO

    p.s. I’ve been busy and so have you with all your recent blog entries! 😉

  6. Wendi Dee

    I don’t watch stuff like that. It’s already done and I can’t undo it by watching/hearing about it. I can just spread love and hope that eventually the love ripples will work their way out more and more until one day we will all be feeling love and this kind of hatred/crime/harm will end.

    XOXOXO

    p.s. I’ve been busy and so have you with all your recent blog entries! 😉

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