For years I have been saying that police officers who break the law not only break the law, but also their oath to enforce it. It’s not just the crime, but the betrayal of public trust that really bothers me.
Now we might finally be seeing some equal justice:
Four New Orleans police officers could face the death penalty after being accused of gunning down two unarmed people in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the latest twist for a corruption-plagued department that already faces several federal investigations.
The four officers were charged along with two others in a 27-count indictment unsealed
I believe we overuse the death penalty in this country, but I think it is merited in this case. My reasoning is simple; if you or me did the same thing, we would be facing execution. So to say these police officers shouldn’t have to face it would be a proof that justice is not blind.
This would also be a good warning to all other law enforcement out there that they are to enforce the law, not ignore it or think they are above it. Yes they have a very hard job to do that isn’t always greeted with appreciation, but the increase in police violence is doing nothing to help them.