To: The Collective Human
By David Piney
Most people realize the policing
system we’ve inherited is inappropriate for this day and age.
Police are the most visible
representatives of society’s values by being conjoined with the
justice system, and to be armed with guns and clubs and shoot-to-kill
policies not only has a debasing effect generally, but sends a clear
public message endorsing human coercion.
Yet the only real solution to
crime is for a humanity wide realization that anyone who would hurt
another human has something seriously wrong with their head -- and
thus must be treated as such, with all the nurturing and healing care
that society can manage. (If such compassion is not for the sake of
the offender, than certainly it’s required for the benefit of
the general public who witness society’s day-to-day operating
standards, which inevitably trickle down into their lifestyle too.)
For it’s only in engendering an intrinsic concern for the
well-being of others that the curse of crime and human predation will
ever be truly solved.
Thus we intend to develop crisis
intervention teams for emergency dispatch as required, as both an
alternative and a counterbalance to the existing policing system.
They’d be based upon a Search & Rescue type operation, and
firmly grounded in humanistic practices and ethics and not
paramilitary. Thus a more exemplary and holistic leadership structure
would develop, to further build upon, which would more effectively
serve society in solving the underlying cause of crime and human
predation. And because arrests would be more equitably resolved
through victim restitution mediation and not punitive criminal
action, crisis team members would be much more revered within the
community, thus vastly improving their personal life quality over
Since these dispute resolution
teams would have a unique emergency telephone number —such as
“912” for example— and if funded by police budgets,
their increasing popularity over cops would force the policing system
to shrink as public demand for the crisis teams expanded. And thus a
formula for the long term evolution of social change would exist,
which wouldn’t otherwise be inclined to occur.
Thus democratic choice, through
comparative day-to-day practical results, would decide which system
best fulfilled the needs of the community. After all, it seems
problematic that the justice system's primary public interface is so
blatantly militant. And even though the last resort SWAT team type backup
would always exist, the potential for this more holistic system of
social regulation promises a decline in the need for SWAT type
services for future generations.
But this kind of social
transformation will only commence through a grassroots effort. The
world elite are quite content with the current rise of the New World
Order police state -- but it’s clearly at the public’s
expense. Now that world oil stocks are seen to be declining
dramatically, we especially need a justice system that’s
anchored in principle and in wholesome leadership obligations, and
not simply self serving administrative raw expediency — an
agenda that is not only reminiscent of the animal kingdom ethos, but
is the very essence of the human predator in fact.
So I encourage your
participation in this citizen initiative.
Together, founded upon
principle, we can best assure true life quality for all.
Sincerely, David Piney.