|Mr Puggsly said:|
I think you're confused by my second paragraph. The primary point was blue cities are seeing a bigger increase in crime due to them essentially demoralizing police without having any other solution to deal with crime. And I'm glad that's happening, people that assume the worst of police but not criminals deserve what they get. Although, gun sales have gone up significantly because people do recognize criminals need to die.
My perspective is the police are people that deal with the worst of our communities. If people want less police and more guns to kill criminals, I kinda like that. We are like the Wild West again.
So, what role do you think the police have in regards to community perceptions of police after an officer involved shooting?
I believe that what we saw over the last year is a response to police misconduct. Police may not like that response, but I am of the belief that it is then their responsibility to re-earn the trust that they lost. As of now, it seems that they are not willing to do this. As such, I place the majority of the blame for the tensions between community members and police on the police for failing in their duty and for then failing to regain that trust, not on the community members who criticize them for their misconduct.