Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vulcan, Michigan
Police officers used to be taught "discretion" in the academy. I think that portion of their training has been dropped from the curriculum. Now it appears they are trained to enforce the law like robots. There was a time when an officer enforced the law (in this case not even a law, an exec. order!) in that manner would have been laughed out of the squadroom by his fellow officers. Now it seems they will be reprimanded if they use common sense.
If the three had been strangers, or from different households, that's one thing, but a family that lives together??? Besides, how do you play ball less than 6 feet apart?!!
That officer didn't HAVE to follow orders, he CHOSE to. The robot mentality!