Sunday, July 23, 2006
A committment to truth and justice are two concepts that The Charlotte Observer fails to achive in their article about a cell phone employee that was shot and killed by a government police officer. The Observer feels that the goal should be to "assure public confidence" when the higher goal should be to search out and present the truth not to mention minimizing the number of innocent people who are gunned down by police. It is abominable that police murders are completely shielded from responsibility for their actions by the concept that "He was just following policy". (Which sounds pretty close to I was just following orders). Even if he had followed policy, that is poor recompence for the worker and his family. If this police officer was following policy, it is time to get a better policy.