A homeless man drowns while the police look on.

I’m not going to go into the whole story but unless they pushed him in, there is very little they could have done to save him. Lifeguards go through some intense training to learn how to to do water rescues and sometimes they get drowned, it hasn’t happened in a long time, by the people they are trying to save. Not any one person, in their right mind, unless they were trained in water rescue had a good chance of saving him. I understand the human aspect of this story and that people sometimes think that police officers are something else other than human, that they should be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but they can’t. I get the sympathetic feelings that overwhelm you just thinking about this poor guy drowning and that somebody should have helped, but that’s not realistic. Chances are, the officer would have drowned with him. I also get the possible accountability feature of that story, but there is no there ..there for what happened here. A man, for whatever reason, lost his life when he felt like going for a swim. I feel bad for his family and the loss they must feel. The officers are not responsible for that. Police officers are there to prevent crimes and to make arrests when a crime occurs, not to save people from themselves.

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