Tue, Oct 17, 2023

Last night, a fan ran onto the field, and although it wasn't illegal, the crowd cheered as a Phillie security guard tackled him with excessive force. The incident was met with media coverage that focused on the subjective view that the fan shouldn't have been on the field in the first place. What's troubling is how some people, fellow American citizens, applauded this authoritarian behavior. It raises questions about our society's willingness to erode each other's rights for entertainment. Imagine if this acceptance of excessive force became the norm. Picture your loved one attending a concert, innocently trying to enjoy the event by crowd surfing, only to be violently tackled by a security guard leaping off the top of the stage and leading to severe brain injuries. The justification? Breaking the no crowd surfing rule. It's horrifying to think about, especially when media outlets frame such incidents as amusing spectacles, as if someone getting permanently injured and having their rights violated is a form of entertainment. This situation has left me deeply saddened. It forces us to reflect on what kind of society we are becoming, where we find humor in the suffering and humiliation of others, and where basic rights are disregarded in the name of entertainment.

In addition to the deeply troubling incident where MLB themselves promoted the use of excessive force by their private security guard, it's crucial for us to reflect on the broader implications of such behavior. Instances like these underscore the importance of empathy, compassion, and respect for one another's basic rights. As a society, we need to foster a culture that values understanding and tolerance, even in situations where rules are broken. It's essential to promote dialogue and education surrounding the appropriate use of force, ensuring that security personnel are trained to handle such situations with restraint and professionalism.

Furthermore, media outlets have a responsibility to portray these incidents accurately, highlighting the potential dangers and consequences of excessive force by police and in this case a security guard. By promoting responsible journalism, we can encourage a more informed and conscientious public, fostering a society that values the well-being and dignity of every individual.

Additionally, it's essential for communities to engage in conversations about acceptable behavior from those we put in positions of power, promoting a collective understanding of the boundaries between security measures and individual rights. By encouraging open dialogue and mutual respect, we can work towards a society where everyone feels safe, respected, and protected, without compromising their fundamental rights, dignity and health. This man is probably injured for life and a lot of us applauded it. Shame on all of us. I'm heart broken.