Since the August 2014 events in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement across the United States has been under intensified scrutiny. Subsequent incidents, often caught on cellphone video, have amplified the public examination of how law enforcement officers conduct themselves. However, a few critical points are often overlooked in this discussion.
First, public discourse regarding the actions of law enforcement is both good and welcomed, and is consistent with what makes the United States the greatest country in the world. Questions and concerns about the actions of officers should be asked of and discussed with law enforcement leaders.