Snippet: The Police Are Still Out of Control - Frank Serpico - POLITICO Magazine

Frank Serpico:

Frank SerpicoAll a police officer has to say is that he believes his life was in danger, and he’s typically absolved. What do you think that does to their psychology as they patrol the streets—this sense of invulnerability?
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In the NYPD, it used to be you’d fire two shots and then you would assess the situation. You didn’t go off like a madman and empty your magazine and reload. ...
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... Today’s uncontrolled firepower, combined with a lack of good training and adequate screening of police academy candidates, has led to a devastating drop in standards. ...
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... We want to believe that cops are good guys, but let’s face it, any kid in the ghetto knows different. The poor and the disenfranchised in society don’t believe those movies; they see themselves as the victims, and they often are.

Source: The Police Are Still Out of Control - Frank Serpico - POLITICO Magazine.

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