Let's Stop Using Collectivism Against the PoliceSubmitted by dwalters on Sat, 01/12/2013 - 15:07
I've known several policemen over the course of my life and have met a few more during traffic stops. Most of them have been very cordial and polite to me with a few exceptions.
I have watched numerous appalling videos on YouTube where individual policemen did horrendous things to their victims. However, I would argue that videos where police do good things are rarely uploaded - such as the one where Deputy Sheriff Stan Lenic stood up for TSA protesters' 1st Amendment rights in Albany International Airport. Accordingly, bias is supported and created against law enforcement through the disproportionate coverage of the bad elements.
Let's not rush to judgement and treat individuals differently based upon prevailing stereotypes. Every individual deserves fair consideration before becoming labeled.
Collectivism only alienates and does nothing to further libertarian causes. Collectivism goes completely against libertarian philosophy.