The Seattle Police Officers Guild has a message for union members: Behave yourselves. Social media is watching.
Not less than that’s the gist of the “hold it classy” message they posted to Fb:
“Instances have modified and we should additionally change to adapt to societal expectations,” reads the submit. “We’re held to the next normal by those that entrust us with their security and who name us once they want assist in their darkest hour. The extra apolitical we may be, the smoother the trail ahead shall be.”
This comes courtesy of The Stranger’s Slog, which additionally reported on the MLK Day incident during which an officer “misplaced management” whereas working after a protestor, whereas different police rolled in and began pepper-spraying the group.
Policing the police is one space the place social media and smartphones come in useful. And whereas, sure, we do recognize most of our effective ladies and men in blue who work to hold us protected, generally a fast video can uncover habits we would not in any other case see — and the entire story.
Watch the scene beneath: