posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 05:59 PM
reply to post by Sonya610
I can not speak for others in this thread, only for myself, so you will have to ask the others individually.
You would be right there, i have never done that. If i go out to a restaurant or bar i'm there to have a good time and enjoy myself and believe me
that doesn't consist of discussing my job, my boss, my ex, etc. I am just of the belief that there are certain things that you do not discuss in
public, as there are certain things that i do not wish to have to listen to others discuss while in public.
He wasn't crucified, he's on paid leave. Sure there's some public outcry over it, but no crucifixtion yet.
Maybe you should reread my posts the meaning seems to have been lost on you. I did not judge him harshly. I know full well what LEO's see every day
and that it's hard to deal with. However when he needs to vent it should not be in a public setting. The public can not place trust in an officer
that they see behaving and speaking like this in public, especially when they are joking about they way someone died, and the mother's reaction to
seeing her dead child. He is a public servant and as such must use a little decorum when discussing things of this nature, especially in public. That
type of behavior in public will cause the public to lose respect for and trust in LEO's.
I wouldn't say anything behind my bosses back that i wouldn't say to his face. If i did i damn sure wouldn't say it in a public bar, especially in
this day and age when everybody has a video camera in their cell phone just looking for something to plaster on you tube. I, unlike that officer
don't have to worry about what the public thinks about my comments or my behavior as i am not a public servant, he is. Maybe he should have thought
about that before he started jackin his jaw.
And quite honestly my main concern is not what he said, but rather, wether or not he was in possesion of his firearm while in that druken state.
I have never proclaimed to be special, a saint, or superior, i just expect an LEO to keep his venting out of the public eye. YOU may want to take a
good look at YOUR own posts before YOU start accusing people of proclaiming to be superior.