posted on May, 7 2015 @ 02:17 PM
a reply to: Domo1
I'm just cranky now that you beat me to that
Anyway...OP...I agree with you...to a point. I'm a firm believer that news and media DO report the negatives far more than the positives. That
Sheriff saving those ducklings or that cop who bought that kid an xmas present. There is something to be said for the idea that just because we don't
see the good cops doesn't mean they aren't out there.
It also speaks to the idea that just because we hear handfuls of negative stories, it doesn't mean a ton more aren't out there. Then you deal with
the "protect our own" thing.
Despite that people do seem easily distracted, try and understand what the world sees right now. Police are strongly militarizing. Police are killing
people over tiny infractions. (And yes before anyone jumps on it...I am VERY aware that there are many proper and realistic arrests that turned fatal
But then the biggest problem. Two times (that we know of), a huge media storm surrounds men/women/kids being hurt/killed for tiny infractions...then
you see a guy who made a video of it get arrested...And you expect us all to jump on the I Love LEO's wagon?
Like I said...overall I do love LEO's...the good ones...but even I ran into a couple of real bad ones...because I honked a horn what an unmarked was
in the intersection, on green light, blocking the road...so he could talk to a construction worker and make jokes...heard every word he said...
I blew my horn...he put it in park and walked aggressively up to me and told me he wanted to take me in
So yeah...people are cautious...