The Chauvin murder trial does not put the entire police force on trial. It puts on trial one man who committed murder while onlookers watched, never interfering, but one very wise person video shot the scene of the murder. Had that person not been present this police officer might have walked free.
Does this mean that society must now adopt a message of the NRA? When a good guy with a gun protects others from the bad guy with a gun. Thanks to that person for what was and is a decision by a jury to convict this police officer with murder. What about the police and what can be done is a challenge for the police departments in this country and for those that still believe that black people are lessor peoples and therefore "throwaways"?
Police just like teachers should be paid more for what they do, but how and what conditions warrant more money? The state of Tennessee adopted a Teacher Career Ladder program during the administration of Alexander. A teacher in the state could achieve level 111 status or master teacher if criteria measures were observed and noted by outsiders of that teacher's district. Why not a similar program for police officers? Does the average police officer have any training in sociology, psychology, delinquency, etc.? Why could we not pay police officers more money for a college degree appropriate for the challenges? A minimum of a community college degree would now be required. There is still more that police departments in the country can do within the constraints of budgets.
Each community has resources available that could assist police departments with the more challenging issues that arise. Clergy, teachers, psychologists and social workers could help with how to challenge police and police departments. Body cameras on and functioning for every policeman. How about still another tried in Chattanooga during the administration of Bobby Dowd? Police officers in the inner city known, really known in the areas they patrol. That means that officer Joe that serves in the inner city is also a regular visitor to the schools in that area. He is not an SRO but a "beat" officer and so vital to the harmony and wellbeing of that community.
Articles read here and other seem to find the success of the black man less then desirable. There seems to be a resentment of the black success that permeates the news daily. Keep 'um down implied over and over again even on this online news source. The Democratic Party is blamed for wanting to help and the Republican Party seems bent on "keeping the black man down". Which is it, that is more right for all of us. The GOP leadership in many states are now asking for regulations imposing limits on freedom of speech and assembly. Wonder to all of us why the Democratic Party is gaining membership while the GOP is losing membership.