It simply eases tensions. If, as a police force, all you show up with is a race not of the region you are in, the assumptions of the populace, right or wrong, are going to light up race tensions.Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha
And I think it really boils down to age at this point. No matter what, if you grew up in the time of segregation, there's probably never going to be a time your going to give a white cop the benefit of the doubt... and that's understandable, if not correct. But for younger people though, who have been around whites a lot more often, I don't think they'd see it as the same. Of course, then you just have the problem of young cops with... as one poster put it... napoleon complexes. But that's another issue though.
" If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else ? "