How Are Police Viewed: Peacemakers or Occupiers?

i was wondering when we would come around to discuss the issue of how police present themselves.

What’s in an image? A lot.

Earlier the month, Toledo, OH Police Chief George Kral sent out an order prohibiting his officers from wearing tactical, or Molle-style, load-bearing vests.

The chief stated, “In my opinion, that looks too much like a military soldier.”

I happen to agree and have posted my thoughts on this in the past.

How police outfit themselves matters. Sociologically, it is called the “presentation of self;” how we wish to be perceived by others.

Read the full article HERE.