posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 08:23 AM
a reply to: abe froman
I normally agree with ya, but wanted to note something important I've been seeing well before I got into college myself.
The city department I live near the jurisdiction of requires 60 hours completed for college credit, a 2 year degree, military service to substitute
(with additional points to meet for that route) or experience of equivalent nature to the police position.
In other words...the uneducated need not even open the front door for anything but dealing with their own police problems. Certainly never to apply
for work. It wasn't always like that, and I personally think the addition of so many academic types to police work creates BIG problems..it doesn't
solve them. College kids can't stand toe to toe with someone THEIR OWN size and be 100% confident in their own ability to physically END the
confrontation....so what else do they have? Why, their batman belt has plenty to keep a touchy-feely guy today from scuffing a boot or putting a
finger out of joint. Tasers...Mace...Guns...Billy bats...
All kinds of things sit on that utility belt. What is missing are two hands capable of forming fists to handle things without any gizmos from the
I think it was a far better police force when the majority were big, capable badass types. Why? The true
badass types that earn the term by
action and not fluffy words? They KNOW that, don't have to prove it to anyone anymore, and are less likely to demonstrate it, since the outcome is
sure and really, not very productive anyway..when someone is confident enough to look that far into the choices. Insecurity is what I think brings
overreaction as a way of life.