Quote: Originally Posted by VanIsle
There is a difference between journalism and "the media". You are very bent on how you would do things differently then the police. I wonder how well you would do in their position! Poorly I think. In regard to police work you appear to have very little sense of how any of it works.
The media can be paint, music, tv, internet, and a variety of other things. According to Oxford Dictionary "medium " (the singular form of "media" means;
• noun (pl. media or mediums) 1 a means by which something is expressed, communicated, or achieved. 2 a substance through which a force or other influence is transmitted. 3 a form of storage for computer software, such as magnetic tape or disks. 4 a liquid with which pigments are mixed to make paint. 5 (pl. mediums) a person claiming to be able to communicate between the dead and the living. 6 the middle state between two extremes.
Did you mean the newsmedia?
Journalism is the timely reporting of events which is what the newsmedia are supposed to be doing.
You have no idea what I have seen police do. I have seen a single cop drop an uncooperative suspect in seconds without lethal force. I have seen untrained people take down others without lethal force. I have also been at a friend's apartment overlooking the back alley behind a detatchment and saw a few officers beating the crap out of someone while the suspect was cuffed. So, before you shoot your mouth off about what I have seen cops do, perhaps you should ask me instead of judging me.
I don't know what sort of training city cops get but we have several members of the RCMP as friends and I DO know a little about their training.