extreme patrols. I think that is the major problem in our current social climate, too many individuals view the actions of a few officers to be the participation in a directive issued by the police department, and that simply isn’t the case. The general public also hypothesizes that these unfortunate incidents are a matter of racist or abuse of authority. In reading the Kerner Commission Report(1968), it becomes obvious to me that a lot of the actions that resulted in the riots were people without appropriate training reacting out of fear, citizens and law enforcement alike. (Eisenhower Foundation, 1968) I think the fact that the public is not being trained how to interact with police officers properly is causing alarm, fear, or anger in officers who aren’t properly trained to deal with these emotions. All the similarities are in the program itself, but that isn’t the issue. The issue is the lack of communication or more over the direction of the communication. (Eisenhower Foundation, 1968) Policing changed since the 1960s by way of the changes in social and political view points, but also the understanding that issues between race and civil disobedience were related to a lack of communication with the community they serve. (Eisenhower 2
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