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When Did Society Stop Respecting Police

Kevin Felts political commentator

What has caused society to lose respect for law enforcement? With the innovation of smart phones, video recorders, youtube, liveleak, facebook,,,, etc, police activity can be videoed and shared worldwide in a matter of minutes. The public can see what police have to deal with everyday.

Has the sharing of police activity on social media caused society become hostile to law enforcement?

I think so.

The police preform a job the general public do not understand. Most of us do not see drug users daily, we do not see domestic violence victims daily, we do not deal with the mentally ill daily.

Ever since the death of Michael Brown I have pondered why people get upset when police have to use force. Last night I came across a video that got me to thinking even more about the police and society issue.

The following video is from the Hagerstown Police Department. This should of been a typical traffic accident, but things took a turn for the worse.

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