Re: Is it time to start believing in Crawford?
posted at 8/7/2012 5:30 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Is it time to start believing in Crawford?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Is it time to start believing in Crawford? : Dumb statement regarding Crawford. You should be in Crawfords shoes and have a racist term used on you and let's see how you would enjoy it. The policeman used a racial slur and although I think the punishment might have been a bit severe, Crawford did nothing wrong and doesn't deserve your criticism. The cop was completely in the wrong and learns a harsh lesson. Hetchinspete
Posted by Hetchinspete[/QUOTE]
You can take the boy out of southie, but you can't take southie out of the boy...
Racism, like religion and political-social views are bread into young minds and nutured by thier parents beliefs. Then at somepoint in a young person life they reach an age, where they then begin to form thier own opinions and begin to make choices for themselves. In this instance the officer in question took an oath to protect and serve. As a member of the police force his behavior was un-becoming of a civil servant and as such. His privilage to wear the uniform was rightfully taken from him. In the land of the free. As an American citizen he has a right to express himself in any manner he choses. However, once he took the oath, with that comes the responsibility to act accordingly. There's no place for anti-semetism or racism in our nations police forces or in our judicial system. Because it compromises one of the tenent of our constitution. "We the People" spent more than 100 years working through the many layers of the amancipation proclomantion.
We've only just begun to truly live the words penned on our Nations Declaration of Independence.... W
hen in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.
We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness