Fantastically well written piece that really puts the job in perspective!
It occurs to me that, from time to time, police officers make mistakes.
It also occurs to me that we live in a world that is increasingly unforgiving of them when they do.
There are, of course, any number of reasons why police officers might get it wrong:
(1) Because they are human
Though my wife comes close, I’ve yet to encounter an entirely perfect human being.
I’ve certainly never met a perfect police officer.
But I have known officers who make mistakes. I look at one in the mirror every morning before I go to work.
They make mistakes because they are tired; because they are stretched; because they are under pressure; because they aren’t in possession of all the facts; because their instincts have let them down on this occasion; because hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Because they are human.
(2) Because they operate in the hurting places
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