A Dallas police officer, Robert Powell, stopped Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats' SUV outside Baylor Regional Medical Center and attempted to hold Moats and his family in the parking lot while Moats' mother-in-law lay in the hospital dying.
Repeated attempts to explain to the officer what the situation was went ignored by the officer who clearly abused his authority in this situation! It is unfortunate that this type of foolery would happen to anyone, but we as the general public are lucky it happened to someone with a high profile. Famous people can help expose these low-life cops who are abusing their power. What is sad is the little people like you and I are constantly harassed by officers like Officer Powell but no one ever hears about it. Now, Moats' mother-in-law died and Officer Powell still felt he just had to write a ticket and gave Moats a ticket for running a red light. Terrible use of an officer's discretion!
I have traveled all over the US and have encountered these bad cops everywhere. What I have noticed is most police departments have a majority of their officers unable to make simple common sense decisions! They show up to the situations with their minds already made up as to who is going to be right and who is going to be wrong. Any attempts to explain the situation truthfully will get a scaredy-cat officer placing his hand on his gun and telling you to shut up! The number of officers unable to make intelligent field decisions is as high as 75% I believe. I just see it happen to too many people in too many different places. We are placing losers in a uniform, giving them a badge, a cruiser, and worse of all, a gun!
How can we fix this system we can clearly see does not work? I hate to keep paying taxes to get subpar service. Officers harassing kids because they don't have the patience a normal adult should have when dealing with children, harassing people trying to get to the bedside of a dying relative because the commands he is unnecessarily barking go ignored. I'm sick and tired of sitting in McDonald's watching the news clip of officers being gunned down ... and the guy in the booth behind mine says the f*ckers probably deserved it ... and the guy at the booth in front of mine saying the peckerheads should have been shot. So I am not the only one out here who sees the injustices police officers bring to the scenes.
Officer Robert Powell is on administrative duty while his department investigates the incident. Why? Fire this clown already and perform better screening for the officer you hire to take his place! Let's clean up this industry and put our tax dollars to better use!