~ Where the Sun Will Never Set on Our liberty ~
I felt this needed to be read! I understand how they feel having spent my career around them!
This is something real, people. This is the results we're seeing in a lot of corners of law enforcement today. Sincerely, be careful what you ask for.
Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve.
I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted.
I stopped caring today because parents refuse to teach their kids right from wrong and blame us when they are caught breaking the law. I stopped caring today because parents tell their little kids to be good or “the police will take you away” embedding a fear from year-one. Moms hate us in their schools because we frighten them and remind them of the evil that lurks in the world. They would rather we stay unseen, but close by if needed, but readily available to “fix their kid”.
I stopped caring today because we work to keep our streets safe from mayhem in the form of reckless, drunk, high, or speeding drivers, only to be hated for it, yet hated even more because we didn't catch the drunk before he killed someone they may know. Never less, we are just another tool used by government to generate "revenue".
I stopped caring today because Liberals hate the police as we carry guns, scare kids, and take away their drugs. We always kill innocent people with unjust violence. We are called bullies for using a taser during a fight, but are condemned further for not first tasing the guy who pulls a gun on us. And if we do have to shoot, we are asked “why didn’t you just shoot the gun out of their hand?” And when one of us is killed by the countless attacks that do happen (but are rarely reported in the mainstream media) the haters say, "Its just part of the job".
I stopped caring today because Conservatives hate us as we are “the Government”. We try to take away their guns, freedoms, and liberty at every turn. We represent a “Police State” where “jackbooted-badge wearing thugs” randomly attack innocent people without cause or concern for constitutional rights. We are Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Rodney King all rolled into one lone police officer stopping to help change an old lady's tire.
I stopped caring today as no one wants us around, but instantly demands answers, results, arrests, when a crime takes place. If a crime isn't solved within the allocated 60 minutes it takes CSI on television, we are inept, incompetent, or covering something up. If we do get “lucky” it was just that and everyone with a Facebook account can post wonderful comments of how “they” would solve the case and how “we” and not nearly as clever.
I stopped caring today because a video of a cop six states away, from a department that you never heard of, screws up and forgets his oath of honor, thus firing up an internet lynch-mob of cop haters because “we all do the same things” even though 99% of us work twice as hard not to end up in the news and to still be “the good guys”. We are "militarized" because we wear body armor and kevlar helmets when shots are fired or rocks thrown at us and carry scary looking rifles even though everyone knows that they are easier to shoot and are more accurate than a handgun or a shotgun.
I stopped caring today because the culture of today’s instantly connected youth is only there to take and never give back. To never accept responsibility for ones actions, but to blame everyone else instead of themselves. To ask “what is in it for me?” versus “what can I do for you?” To idolize gangsters, thugs, sexual promiscuous behavoir, and criminals over hard work, dedication, and achievement. To argue that getting stoned should be a right, yet getting a job or an education is a hassle. To steal verus earn. To hate versus help.
Yes, I stopped caring today.
But tomorrow, I will put my uniform back on,.................... and I will care again.
I do not hate the police. Two of my nephews and one niece are with the police. I also do not hate capitalism and job creators. Actually, for my tastes, the police people I know make far more sense than the politicians.
I am amazed at all of the spoiled brats who hate the capitalism and the law that joined to make America the greatest country on earth. Why do they not just leave and go to the hate and chaos in Communism or Socialism that they prefer?
I don't hate the police either. Yes the Republic is full of spoiled brats who hate capitalism and America. But one must ask, who spoiled them? Who looked the other way when God was removed from schools and public buildings? Who voted for a president that hates this Republic, vowed to fundamentally change it, and then voted for him a second time, as not to lose the free stuff. I'm afraid that we, who are now in our 50's and 60's are at least partly to blame for the apathetic, Liberal attitudes of our children and grand children.
There are good cops and there are some bad! There are some that actually care and some that let it go to their heads! I found that the good far outweigh the bad!
There are good and bad in EVERY line of work and across every spectrum of society!
Agreed!! But the media seems to portray groups and classes of people only by the characteristics and acts of their worst members or in a few cases their most vulnerable victims.
Good post although just because Conservatives have legitimate concerns of a police state or the militarizing of the police does not mean that we "hate" cops.
Agreed about the militarization of the police forces! The Federal govt. had been giving police departments all of that military equipment. The federal govt would like to nationalize law enforcement across the country. I will say that having some of those tank like vehicles come in pretty handy for the police in areas and situations such as we saw in Ferguson! Would also be good in ares like Chicago, etc.
I agree. But my concerns are "mixed." While I don't want local law enforcement to be "militarized" I do want them adequately armed to defend their communities in case of terrorism.
Exactly, Deb! Also for riots as well. With this administration stoking the racial divide, things may get worse!
It's a fine line. This administration has done more to divide this country by race, religion, wealth, etc. than any administration I can remember or even think of. It's the old divide & conquer strategy. The problem is, the conservatives are doing nothing to stop the divide. What would happen in the next election of a conservative candidate started talking about positive things for the country? What if (s)he talked about working together, about helping businesses so they could hire more people... Concentrate on what is good and what CAN be good in this country again. I truly believe people are sick & tired of hearing so much bad stuff we're eager for the positive. If conservatives can focus on that, and then actually DO things to make things better, we could probably expect a landslide victory in 2016.