Even our criminal justice system may sometimes prove to be far from being fair, which to some extent, defeats its purpose. Aggressive police practices aggravate the issues of having a biased system, along with other concerns of inequity or downright discrimination.
While the government, political parties, activists, and organizations work their hardest, there is still a long journey ahead. We are on our way to get there, but arriving at our destination may take a considerable amount of time. Here are some ideas that can cut the travel time short.
1. Punish more corrupt police.
If there could only be additional enforcers, the task would be a lot easier. When the people who are supposed to enforce the law are allowed to break those laws themselves, we can never fully expect an impartial trial, if there should be one. This event calls for special prosecutors who can meddle in cases of police misconduct and other offenses.
2. Find The Number.
Whenever human or property casualties involve the police, a thorough investigation must be performed, and the investigating police units should be held liable not only for solving the crime but also by keeping a clear account on the number of casualties. The people and the government need to stay on track, literally.
3. Fight the bias.
There’s preference everywhere, but when it’s the police who cannot combat the prejudices, matters become worse as if to say, “Bias kills.” While we strive and promise to have a fair country, everyone without exemption should drop all sorts of inclination and discrimination, both conscious and subconscious. While it is easier said and done, our police should come up with training that specifically reduces any cop’s tendency to be unfair.
These ways may not be giant steps in reform, though we still believe they play a significant role in promoting a better relationship between the police and the citizens.