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