Cops abusing power. What a surprise. Poor dog. Without cameras or witnesses cops do whatever they want cuz their word always wins out.
Imo having a college degree should be a requirement to become an officer. Putting people who are too stupid to get a degree into a position of power is not a good idea.
Are you even certain that this guy doesn't have a degree? Plenty of cops do. A degree won't make you a better person. He'd still be smiling after he shot that dog even after 4 years worth of keggers and random arts classes.
And cops aren't people who are too stupid to get a degree so they become cops, these are people who can't sit around and do nothing while their friends and families and innocent people become victims to criminals. They need to make the world safer themselves, not sit back and hope someone else does it for them.
Obviously some become cops for the authority or others become jaded by the twisted and horrible experiences they endure on the job that unsurprisingly warp their views of humanity, but not all. Not even the majority.
If you want cops to require a college degree, then fight for it. Petition. Write reports on the benefits of university educated officers. Do something
. Because most of the cops you see out there saw something wrong with the world and they are
to try to make it better.
Personally, after attending university for computer science, I don't see a need for cops to have a degree. Maybe 10% of my classes were actually related to computers, the rest was filler dubbed as 'degree requirements'
. Also(depending on where you live), the amount of hours spent in the police basic training program accumulates to roughly the same amount of hours you would spend in class at university getting a 4 year degree. So really, these are people who basically got a 4 year degree in a much, much shorter time frame.