So I was checking out my local news online, when I found something disturbing. Apparently, the police department has started posting pictures of people on facebook who have committed crimes like auto theft, (their pictures, names, ect.) online to warn citizens to be wary around them. While I understand their good intentions, it feels wrong. I know Fresno has a crime problem, but since when did the police gain the power to display people who have already served their time on facebook? This creates a bias towards the individual, and will most likely halt any attempt at them ever putting their past behind them. I wonder if they will ever extend this power… posting people they suspect of crimes unproven or false online to ‘warn’ people. The public loves pariahs dont they. I dont know, maybe Im off base with this…any opinions? here is the news story link:
@iflookscouldkill, “posting people they suspect of crimes unproven or false online to ‘warn’ people.”
I HIGHLY doubt that would ever happen.
I don’t really have an opinion. Yeah its unfortunate, and a bit extreme for someone who’s committed a crime, maybe a bit more embarrassing than anything, but… police state? I don’t know man, I think police brutality is more of a sign than this… this is just kind of whatever to me.
If you ever commit a crime make sure to smile!
Yeah, its’s pretty tragic. California has had a lot of that too. I think whereever you go, there will be police brutality. Its a career that naturally attracts those who want to exercise power over others. But just as there are bad people and good people, there are bad cops, and good cops. I had a friend who said he played the asshole a lot because the neighborhood he was in a lot would eat him alive if he was a nice guy. It can get dangerous.
@iflookscouldkill, Yes, if people start singling out individuals as bad and avoid, then we have an arbitrary situation where police become our informants on who is bad news. That is only bad because a policeman can be bias on who he/she doesn’t personally like.