As Georgia Attorney General, Martin Cowen would resist this type of policing with a passion.
I know many Democrats in Georgia who, I imagine, supported this type of police behavior during the Covid lockdowns.
I despise the ideology this image represents.
My father, Lindsey Cowen, was the Dean of the UGA Law School from Fall 1964 to Spring 1972. I started UGA Law School in Fall 1972. My father had gone on to become dean of Case Western Reserve Law School.
I am proud to be a graduate of UGA Law. UGA Law is a great school!
Legislator: “I have a wealthy constituent who wants me to pass a law so that he can make great profits. The good news is that we have a propaganda campaign to convince my voters that the legislation is in their best interests! It’s not, but with government, industry, and the main stream media working together, we can certainly fool them.”
Dear Voter: Almost all legislation is of precisely this type.
Much of the history of the 21st century can be understood by assuming that the US Military Industrial Complex, the MIC, was devastated by the fall of the Soviet Union, their perennial enemy. The MIC is trying to revive Russia to resume that role. MIC needs enemies.
Lest there be any doubt, had Martin Cowen jurisdiction in this case to prosecute, the shooters and the commanders would be in jail to this day!
I am 70 years old and I watched “The Andy Griffith Show” which aired on television from 1960 to 1968. Sheriff Andy Taylor did not carry a gun and was mostly just a good neighbor kind-of-guy.
As a campaign issue, I am in favor of the de-militarization of the police on the model of Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry, NC, as represented in the TV show.
On the other hand, I despise this image and reality of the modern policing from 2021 in D.C.:
Martin Cowen as Georgia Attorney General will not tolerate a “RoboCop” police force.