Thank you, law enforcers

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  • Midvaliean MIDVALE, UT
    Dec. 26, 2011 6:55 p.m.

    Sadly if we knew who was the bad apple we could fire them. But reality is they form a club, and once in, they protect their own.

  • Ok Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 26, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    Re: VIDAR

    "If police want to be respected; then they need to start acting more honorably."

    Absolutely. Peace officers need to behave better, the ones who don't, need to be fired.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 26, 2011 10:05 a.m.

    Three cheers and a hoop-de-do to Deseret News.

    Thank you, law enforcers. Thanks to all those who give us freedom by enforcing the rules of civilization and society. We support you and hope you can carry on. Whether uniformed or not, men or women, local or distant we love you.

    In this time of hate and anger toward the enforcement of law, we are depending on you to keep us safe.

  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    Dec. 26, 2011 9:26 a.m.

    My view of law enforcement is that they should be like the knights of old time. Knights had a code of honor that they followed. I would like to see this kind of honor code among our law enforcement. It should be dishonorable for a law enforcement officer to break the law. Instead we get the blue code which is that an officer does not report a fellow officer who breaks the law. This is no different than the gangster code Too often the police have allowed themselves to become the guard dogs of the wealthy. The police should be protecting the rights of all citizens. Recently we have seen on the television police pepper spraying old women, and huka dancers. There are reports of sex molestation, rape, and stealing prescription drugs from private citizens homes.
    All one has to do is search police brutality for video after video of police misconduct. Police have even tried to pass laws prohibiting videotaping of their behaviors; because the truth is conflicting with what they report.
    If police want to be respected; then they need to start acting more honorably.

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    Dec. 26, 2011 8:19 a.m.

    As a society, we must show greater love, honor, and respect for law enforcement. Indeed, a civilized society must do so if it is to survive.

    Unfortunately, the left wing does not aggree. Left wing entertainers make movie after movie that potrays law enforcement in a bad light. Criminals are admired and glorified as heros, while law enforcement is portrayed as corrupt.

    In addition, the left wing courts continue to legislate from the bench a create new rights for criminals and new barriers for the police. As a result, criminals go free and the public gets victimized.

    In short, we must decide what kind of society we want. If we want a safe, prosperous society, we must give law enforcement everything it needs to protect us.