One thing I tried to do when I worked for the Passaic County Sheriff’s Dept. was preserve the dignity of all the jail’s inmates by showing them respect — even when they didn’t deserve it. That approach worked for me 99% of the time. It is not acceptable for law enforcement officers to only respect people if those people first show respect to the police officer.
Good police officers understand that stopping a person prevents a person’s freedom of movement and frisking that person invades their body space. Each of these actions has the potential to strip away a person’s dignity. As a lawyer and human being, the thought of a police officer interacting with or “stopping and frisking” individuals without showing them respect angers me and it’s completely understandable that kind of policing can escalate certain situations resulting in excessive force, brutality and death, thus creating extreme animosity and distrust towards all police officers.
All law enforcement officers and anyone in a position of power, for that matter, must always show respect to people even when they don’t deserve it. As the old saying goes, treat people the way you would like to be treated. Lives and basic humanity depend on it. #justice #criminaldefenseattorney #criminaldefense #criminallawyer #criminallaw #immigration #asylum #nohumanisillegal #deportationdefense #immigrationlawyer #immigrationlaw #asylumseekers #dui #dwi #santaana #orangecounty #kazbeklawfirm
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