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Make it mandatory that Police Officers Meditate

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Don't do it because I ask it of you Mr. President. Do this for the thousands of police officers who truly serve their communities. Help foster and support a compassionate police force that deserves the public's trust. 

 

Dear President Obama,

I pray that you and your family are well.  Thank you for having the courage to follow your dreams and affect positive change in our world.  Your wise and compassionate leadership is much needed at this time.

I am sure that you are aware that the countless number of Police Brutality incidences has reached drastic proportions.  This is not because police officers are innately bad.  Everyday they put their lives on the line to protect people that they don't even know.  That is a noble occupation.  

Police Officers must accept the fact that they may die as part of their daily duties.  This can create a lot of stress, anxiety and even depression.  Meditation has been shown to help counter PTSD, depression, as well as the aforementioned conditions.

This is not a request to punish police officers.  Rather, this is a gift to them.  This is a way for them to decompress from the stress of their work day.  This is also a prayer of healing for the countless individuals who have been hurt or died unnecessarily because a police officer lost sight of the oath to "Protect and Serve".  Requiring police officers to meditate at the beginning and end of every shift would benefit everyone. 

 Don't do it because I ask it of you Mr. President.  Do this for the thousands of police officers who truly serve their communities.  Help foster and support a compassionate police force that deserves the public's trust.  Do this for the list of police brutality victims below, and all the many, many names that have been left unrecorded.

The following are a few academic articles about the effects of job related trauma on police officers and the benefits of Meditation as a treatment 

DUTY-RELATED STRESSORS AND PTSD SYMPTOMS IN SUBURBAN POLICE OFFICERS

Risk Factors for Posttraumatic Stress Symptomatology in Police Officers: A Prospective Analysis

Transcendental Meditation Helps Cop With PTSD

Meditation in a Deep South Prison: A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Vipassana

 

The following are a few videos which document a growing epidemic of Police Butality across the nation

Baltimore Police Officer Salvatore Rivieri and skateboarder

Marshawn Pitts - Student Assaulted by Dalton Police Officer

WARNING GRAPHIC: Surveillance video of Cassandra Feuerstein's arrest

Rodney King tape on national news

Kelly Thomas Beating - Full Video

Police Brutality in Minnesota (DRUNK LIBERIAN BRUTALIZED)

 

 

Oscar Grant

 

Sean Bell

 

Abner Louima

 

Rodney King

 

Amadou Diallo 

 

Gil Collar

 

Kelly Thomas

 

Fred Hampton

 

MOVE 

 

Jason Alan Kemp 

 

Brian Sterner

 

Kathryn Johnston 

 

Cassandra Feurstein 

 

Marshawn Pitts 

 

Adolf Archie

 

Aiyana Jones

 

Sofia Salva

 

Anthony Baez

 

Timothy Stansbury   Michael Mineo   Tarika Wilson   James Chasse   The Orangeburg massacre   James Smoak   Joe Campos Torres   Derek Lopez   Otto Zehm   John T. Williams   Frank Jude, Jr.

 



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