Ryan Moats Saga an Unfortunate Reality: Police Are Guilty Until Proven Innocent

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Published: March 28, 2009


... with a Dallas police officer, while Moats and his family were desperately trying to reach his dying mother-in-law in the hospital.

I might find myself on an isolated island on this one, based on the reactions I have seen on TV, in the newspapers, and on talk radio shows.  In my eyes, of course officer Robert Powell was in the wrong when he didn't know when to call it quits, and allow Moats and his family to enter the hospital. 

For that, he should admit fault.

Where I find issue with all of this is part of what I think is wrong with America today.  Police officers, who we as a public have entrusted with protecting our society and enforcing the law, have come under intense scrutiny in recent memory.

And typically, the American public refuses to see things through the officer's eyes before passing judgment.

Police brutality is a hot topic, and far too often when a police officer enacts force, the general public reacts harshly towa...

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