Public Safety on our Streets?

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After a group of peaceful protesters were pepper-sprayed at close range at the University of California at Davis, one person in the crowd could be heard chanting, "Who do you serve? Who do you protect?"

Now, days after that campus police officer was captured on an amateur video spraying an orange mist onto a row of about 20 seated students, this appears to be a good opportunity to consider the following. How and why is it that there have been an alarming increase of shooting incidents? What are those individuals we pay to protect us doing? What can be done to prevent future incidents?

Administrators and citizens are asking the same questions just days after a campus police officer was captured on an amateur video spraying an orange mist onto a row of about 20 seated students. Should our police agencies fall under increased scrutiny?

Who is policing those charged with keeping the peace and responsible for the public safety of all citizens?