On the local news last night: A four year old child was locked in a car in the middle of the afternoon with the windows rolled up when the door locks mal functioned. The caucasian mother, in a state of panic called Medford police. When the officer arrived he refused to break a window in the car. The mother said he acted unconcerned. The Medford Police Department told the news station it was up to the individual police officer whether or not to break a window. The officer's excuse was that a tow truck had already been called. The mother stated the officer seemed unconcerned about the safety of the child. If someone other than the mother had called the police the mother would probably have been arrested for endangerment. Studies have shown that militarization of police departments have led to the police being trained to regard the public as the enemy. Protect and Serve is dead in some departments. In the news segment the newscaster was standing in front of the Department of Human Service sign. I wonder if the officer would have been more concerned if the call had come from East Medford which is populated by doctors and attorneys. Someone else broke the window.