Saturday December 5, 1998
Whether or not every punishment should be made to fit the crime, it is pretty clear that most crimes and disorders fit the culture.
- Those sworn to uphold the law shouldn't be breaking
it. Not in the smallest way. And yet, we see it happen
all the time. While most of our police officers are law
abiding citizens who are trying to do their job honestly
and well, some don't seem to care about obeying the codes
they've learned to get their jobs, and which they're
obligated to enforce.
such behavior by the very people who are charged with
enforcing the law? If police feel they are above the
law, they will be careless or in their personal oversight
and fail in the primary duty to the public. Still, they
[Editor's Note. Andrew Ping writes the 'View from the terrace' Column for the Fresno Republican Newspaper every Friday.]
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