Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Food for Thought
Plain Cloth Police, OR Plain Cloth Terrorists?? The court house is a symbol of law and order. Hence, it should have uniformed security guards to maintain order. The use of plain cloth security guards wearing motocycle helmets (which is equivalant to wearing face masks) by the Cambodian authority to maintain order in front of the court house really makes a mockery of the institution. In general, only those who intended to commit crimes or terrorism wear face masks to hide their identities. Law enforcement officers should not hide their faces if they were to represent the law. Otherwise, they would be no difference than criminal terrorists. By definition, law enforcement officers are to protect the public. They must not fear the public. To the contrary, the image of these plain cloth security guards wearing motocycle helmets to hide their faces clearly show that they are afraid of the public to which they are sworn to protect. With such coward public security officers (punt intended) to protect them, the Cambodian people will definitely be living in fear for the rest of their lives. Frankly speaking, these plain cloth security guards wearing motocycle helmets look more like terrorists than law enforcement officers. If the purpose of the Cambodian authority is to terrorize its citizen, then it has done the job well.