Social Media Is Exposing More Of the Police To the Public.
In today’s society, everyone believes what they read on social media. It is the new “news” source that seems intoxicating and is convincing mostly the younger generation. Like everything else, this is a good thing and a bad thing. This is having a negative impact on police forces throughout the country because of the increase of the exposure they have now. Advancements in technology give people the capability to video certain events and this is catching the police on their mistakes. There are cameras everywhere nowadays, cell phones, iPods, patrol cars; all these places are easily accessible to start videoing.
All of these factors pointing against the police is giving them a bad reputation which means, who is going to want to be a police officer anymore? There have been declines in police recruits all throughout the country and the bad reputation is a contributing cause to this. Ultimately, the media is ruining law enforcements and the way they carry out actions in their profession. Yes, the police do make mistakes but at the end of the day, they are human beings like the rest of us. There are going to be times where people mess up and unfortunately for them, sometimes their mistakes cause fatal happenings it is just the nature of the job.
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