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originally posted by: th2356
originally posted by: [post=18791659]
Police Worldwide are developing a bad reputation (right or wrong) and its catching up to them.
Educate yourself before you make such claims. The US is not the whole world, and the US police is certainly not "police worldwide".
Many countries around the world have few or no problems at all with the police.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: CharismaticNerd
To me that's the absolute worst, the lowest of the low. People want to hate cops, fine great you hate cops you're a tough guy. But why on earth would you try to attack FF or medics? That one always has and always will boggle my mind. These people's sole purpose is to help others in their worst times of need. They don't pull you over. They don't stop and frisk. They don't have any more to do with law enforcement than the guys who work on the sewer lines do: they're county employees and that's the end of the similarity. I've never, ever understood people who go after them.
Stay safe man
originally posted by: openminded2011
a reply to: JoeSignal
In a strange irony, this illustrates why cops are shooting so many suspects. They have to work in neighborhoods where there is not just criminality, it is embraced as a way of life and even a sort of "style". The "thug life" is something to be aspired to by too many young guys in a lot of these neighborhoods, its in their music, its who they look up to and aspire to be. And these police see shootings day after day after day, until EVERYONE looks like a potential shooter. And its just that easy, you can be sitting in a squad car, and get your head blown off for wearing a uniform. They know what these individuals are capable of, because they see it every day in what they do to each other. They see people shot dead for looking at someone funny, or "not respecting" the shooter. So they become jaded and cynical. They see so much subhuman behavior by violent individuals in ghetto areas,they start to treat everyone they encounter in these areas as subhuman.So they tend to shoot first and ask questions later. Its significant that this individual told people "look what I am about to do". He wanted to be remembered in the thug culture, to be looked up to. And he will by too many people. Yes, some cops are out of control, but they are a symptom, not the illness. The illness is out of control violence and criminality in some black neighborhoods. And NO ONE is willing to admit it. And I dont buy the rationalization that this is occurring because of poverty. There are scores of places in the world in much more extreme poverty, and they don't kill each other like this. This is a cultural embracing of violence by a subset of the population.
And to be fair, there is a cultural embracing of violence by mass media. The Sopranos, breaking bad, violent video games, violent movies. We live in a culture where increasingly violence is illustrated as the way to get what you want. We pickle our kids in this from a very early age. But the black culture it seems escpecially ingrained.
And they are not the only ones living in fear. Every time you go out in a city near one of these neighborhoods, you have to live in fear of either yourself or loved ones being gunned down and murdered, or robbed or carjacked by these predators, and this is happening to black and white people alike. I was almost carjacked in my old neighborhood by two young men, one walking towards, me while the other came around behind me (I was lucky enough to move away from that area a year later) at 5 AM one morning, the only thing that saved me I believe was that my debit card wouldn't work and I didn't fill the car up as a result, As I was driving away, they started walking towards a young woman in a car with a baby. I called the cops. A week later, a cop was shot dead a block away. I will always wonder if it was the same thugs who did it. You don't forget things like this. People live in constant fear of violence by this kind of crime. Where are the protests to end that? I think its so ironic that they are protesting living in fear of the cops when so many people, white and black alike, live in fear of the way black thugs conduct themselves, and there is no mention of it. Maybe if they started confronting this reality, things could really change for the better.
I am not a racist, its simply the TRUTH that no one will state.
Again, I don't condone it but I can see why. It just bothers me to see it happen to Fire/Rescue personnel even more because we're there JUST to save life/property... not to put you in a cage.
Slightly off topic but it really bothers me.
originally posted by: CharismaticNerd I can see why people would want to kill police officers. Again, I don't condone it but I can see why. It just bothers me to see it happen to Fire/Rescue personnel even more because we're there JUST to save life/property... not to put you in a cage.
originally posted by: CharismaticNerd
I don't condone any attacks whatsoever.
My father was an officer as well as a firefighter
I can see why people would want to kill police officers.