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Trevor Noah is wrong about the police

American screens and radio waves are once again flooded with police-related death reports and all the enthusiastic commentary that always follows such a tragedy. Former police officer Derek Chauvin’s Minneapolis trial, which was convicted in all respects after George Floyd’s death last year and the deadly shooting of Killing of Daunte at the Brooklyn Center, Ohio, reported all over the wall. was. A new controversy over a police officer who intended to deploy a taser gun, and now a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, killed a teenage girl armed with a knife trying to stab someone. Law enforcement agencies are now at the center of heated national conversation. And rhetoric is getting hotter and hotter. Michigan Democrat Rashida Tribe declared: The police in our country are racist in nature and intentionally. .. .. No more police, imprisonment, or militarization. It cannot be reformed. This is a useless feeling to say the least, but it’s especially embarrassing to say it when some law enforcement agencies are trying to rest themselves. “These incidents that African Americans are experiencing are often attributed to” bad apples, “aren’t they? The Daily Show’s host, Trevor Noah, said using a phrase he believed was used to dismiss police illegal activity. “But my question is, where are the good apples?” He asks. Trevor Noah and Rashida Talib have the same right to speak out as I do. So here’s mine: these celebrities and politicians couldn’t walk a mile in the position of these cops, nor could these brave men and women do what they do every day. We regularly talk about people who are dying for us, without much appreciation from the national media. To be sure, media coverage plays a big role here. So a plausible defense of a voice like Trevor Noah asking, “Where is a good apple?” Because I haven’t listened to them enough. So let’s listen to some of these stories once. This was done on a highway outside Las Cruces, New Mexico. On February 4, New Mexico Police Officer Darian Jarot was shot dead at a transportation stop at close range by drug dealer Omar Cueva. Due to a misunderstanding, Police Officer Jarot faced the suspect, who is known to have a violent criminal record, alone. Jarot didn’t even pull his weapon when he pointed his gun at his face, but he seemed to peacefully persuade him to give him a rifle until he changed his mind and fired. It was. He shot Officer Jarot many times and drove him to death. Next is the case of Jesse Madsen, Master Patrol Officer in Tampa, Florida. Last month he stopped a drunk driver (barreling over 100 mph towards an oncoming vehicle) placing a car between young women’s cars and hitting them head-on. Madsen, the father of three and his beloved husband, could not overcome the influence. As of today, there is no mention of him on CNN.com. In the national media, it seems that few people are willing to say the names of Jarot and Madsen on the air and talk about them. Their death was featured locally in occasional articles posted on several online outlets, but no panel or legal expert was summoned to discuss them in length on cable news. .. There is no place for these stories in our angry media culture. When they are admitted, it is usually to go through law enforcement, training, and current funding issues, but these men and women rarely have the courage. But maybe the United States is thinking that the police will fund it the wrong way. Maybe our police agencies need to raise better money, especially in their approach to training. We now know that the vast majority of Americans across the country oppose the fundamental idea of ​​funding our police. As a U.S. Army officer, I was trained to the highest level possible and made a significant investment in the military as a nation, so I was able to perform at a high level in my job. Today’s culture supports the police “defense.” This is a backward belief that less resources are available for training, the retention rate of skilled police officers is lower, and the chances of violent criminals are increased. Disaster recipe. According to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial, 2020 was one of the most deadly years for police officers in American history. The main cause of death on the job was COVID-19, but the second was shot and killed at work. Now, a few days after the funeral, when a second U.S. Capitol police officer died this year as a result of protecting her and her fellow lawmakers, Tlaib said, “There is no more police activity.” It’s not time to ask. Instead, you should be aware of the heroism of officers like Darian Jarot and the sacrifices he left to his family. We need media that is willing to report male and female heroes in blue. Such reports show that police officers are worthy of their responsibilities and believe that the “good apple” Trevor Noah is not genuine, far outweighing the mistake of “bad apple”. And we must invest in more and better training for law enforcement officers to stop the future tragedy before it happens.