Memphis PD lowered recruiting standards before Tire Nichols murder

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It goes without saying that policing in America is pretty incompetent and a former Boy in Blue has confirmed that fact by exposing the shady shenanigans going on in the Memphis Police Department.

Whenever we see the police unfairly beating, harassing, or killing an innocent person, one of the first talking points that comes out of the pundits’ mouths is “training.” “The police need better (more) training,” they will say. First of all, we don’t know what kind of training you have to have in order not to murder innocent people, but okay, of course, Jan. Second, what types of people are given solemn responsibility for a gun and a badge in the first place?

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Come in, Alvin Davis. He was the recruiting lieutenant for the Memphis Police Department before his retirement last year. He tells NBCNews that the MPD has flagrant abuse of force violations like the one that led to the death of Tire Nichol because the city hires any body to “serve and protect.”

“They would allow pretty much anyone to be a police officer because they just want those numbers,” said Alvin Davis, a former recruiting lieutenant before retiring last year out of frustration. “They’re not ready for this.”

Conservatives and creepy cops will tell you that the lack of trained officers is because “peeoph awr is mean to poweece”. To this we say “grow up, Peter Pan”. If the cops can’t handle the heat of responsibility (which really shouldn’t be the heat in the first place because if they’re doing their job properly and without bias or racism, there should be no problem at all show the public but we digress…) then they should get their bacon wrapped asses out of the kitchen.


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