Video: Cop Shows the Immense Power of Treating People with Respect

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  1. poncho

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    No Animosity, No Violence, Only Respect. Officer Shows What it Means to be a Good Cop

    Elgin, IL — Respect and compassion are ingrained in our beings. While some people never fully develop these qualities, others embrace them as a daily ritual.

    Even in a profession characterized by brutality and disrespect of civil rights, individuals can buck the norm. In a video uploaded to Facebook, Sergeant Erickson, of the Elgin Police Department, demonstrates this with a refreshing display of civility, becoming a role model for police-citizen interactions.

    A large group of young adults were hanging out and talking about cars at a parking lot in Elgin, when someone apparently complained about speeding and possibly loitering. As the area is private commercial property, the owners have the right to make non-paying customers move on.

    Many cops would have approached the scene with antagonism and brimming violence, demanding ID’s and making arrests, but Sgt. Erickson chose to view these people as his equals who deserved respect. Instead of using the incident as an opportunity to generate revenue and ill will, he laid out the situation and asked them to comply.


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    With the hundreds and hundreds of videos on youtube of police brutality, corruption, shooting of unarmed citizens, breaking down the doors of innocent people, etc. it's refreshing to see an honest respectful cop. If there were more like him perhaps we wouldn't see so much hatred directed against the police.
     

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