reply to post by JWH44
While I can see your attempt is heartfelt, ultimately, there are far too many people on ATS who will not listen, because of their thoughts on Law
Whether their perspective is skewed, or not, this is ultimately something that people will always be divided upon, whether you want them to be or
I say this with the utmost of respect, and not being a Law Enforcement Officer, but having a Vietnam era Marine for a stepfather, who taught me to
follow policy, procedure, and protocol, who taught me knowledge is power.
I was as well a Security Officer who always dealt with Officer's bringing in psyche patients, and I am a current adult leader of adult leaders in an
organization I love and some here on ATS attack, the Boy Scouts of America, and even they are not off limits to those who would attack that
I have studied Government, Law Enforcement, Military, the Intelligence Agencies, you name it, all of my life, because of my interest in warfare and
through that the Art of War, which I turned into the Art of Peace for myself.
I am evenly balanced in the Western mindset, and the Eastern mindset.
Over all, most ATS'ers will leave you be, respect you, especially those who are current, retired, or future Law Enforcement and Military.
I was a Police Explorer as a teenager, I'm sure you will come in contact with me again, many on ATS respect me, many know I will never back down.
Whether I agree or disagree with Law Enforcement, or my own Government, I do not use the blanket of corruption as a means to shade my thoughts on all
of the Officer's who work, like you do, but I have had experiences in my own local area, and had to deal with the Dirty Cop
type, and never
knowing who to trust, I dealt with them on my own.
I can spot the type, because I've learned how to profile, over my lifetime.
I see what you're saying as sincere, as sincere as I can seeing your words, and not your phyiscal actions, career, or personnel file, body language,
I say all of this to tell you good luck, with your mission off ATS, good luck with your tenure on ATS, and to be safe out in your job, always and
Never turn your back on an adversary, ever, it is something I never do.
Over all, I know it is the Government, politician's specifically, who have the most corruption, but there are those tempted within your profession
who make me hate them, the Dirty Cop
type, not all Law Enforcement Officers.
All of that having been said, feel free to peruse my threads, and feel free to U2U me.
[edit on 4-3-2010 by SpartanKingLeonidas]