There’s no denying that we are in the age of technology. Between self-driving cars and explorations in outer space, its applications are limitless. With businesses moving away from brick and mortar everyday and favoring an online storefront to reach more clients, it’s reasonable to expect other aspects of life to follow suit.
In the booming age of technology, it is easier to be informed than it has ever been in the past. Between apps like Twitter and people recording their experiences twenty-four-seven, society has become inundated with surveillance, making it nearly impossible to do anything without being “seen”. This is especially true for police officers. Everything they do is recorded and scrutinized, so a lot of footage has surfaced over the years of men and women under the badge doing something mistakenly, unprofessional, sometimes even illegal, and out of context, it’s not surprising. However, what doesn’t get reported are the less exciting, monotonous calls these individuals respond to on a daily basis; the mundane, inglorious things that keep our communities safe.
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In a society obsessed with what's trending and viewership, it's easy to lose sight of what's important. Every day there’s a new app or a new way to communicate with each other and it seems like our world is becoming exceedingly obsessed with social media. But where those distractions have their faults, they can sometimes be turned into a tool for good.