posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 02:58 PM
some of you are so shallow and conceited
Put yourself in that uniform if you have the ability to empathise for the length of this text...
Your coming to the end of a long shift, you might still even be a rookie & have many thoughts still surfacing in your mind from earlier encounters
with the public on duty... your feel a little insecure about the arrest you are about to make... you know in you mind you are in no real danger, you
have you partner with you and the station is probably only about a mile down the road from where you are.. it's been a long day, all you can really
think about as you approach the suspect is wanting to get out of the unfamiliar neighbourhood..but anyway your mind nervously goes through all the
protocols for dealing with a suspect as beneath you are still unsure about how to approach every encounter with the public in your new uniform. From
Day 1 your identity underwent a dramatic shift according to societal prejudices of police. Suddenly in the shadows you spot a red dot coming from what
appears to be a camera floating on the side-walk...its a woman filming you... you ask why and are immediately met with a passive aggressive tone &
this really grinds your gears, not as a police officer upholding the constitution but as just another guy born and raised in the American dream land
trying to do his job without being harassed by someone who's sole intent in that moment is to release pent up frustrations against the establishment
by ungraciously sticking all that emotional-baggage to you! Really what's happening is a symbol is being attacked, & you may even know this, but
gradually it is a symbol you have become fond of so take this personally and get perhaps too emotionally involved with the dispute... it soon descends
into an adolescent hormonal back and forth as her grip on reality weakens faced with the human beneath your uniform something she wasn't prepared
for... So you think to yourself .. You know what, she's not following my simple requests she was rude from the moment i asked her what she was doing
(creeping in the shadows behind a camera) & has shown an extreme lack of sympathy respect for the job I do day after day, so why not give her a taste
of what my reality is like by taking her back to the station in hand-cuffs & tears because oh yea she wasn't prepared for a cold reaction to her cold
hearted attitude. & ultimately though controversial you felt it has been for the best...
Case in point, she placed perhaps years of anti-authoritarian baggage on a young cops tired shoulders, but he was more human than she wanted to know
so he took her down town
Cold... but in my considered opinion .. a kind of karmic justice.
Enough of all this crap about injustice & police brutality.. this is almost a petty as a domestic dispute, no one was injured no one was traumatised
or shocked.. this is Nothing, childish to talk about in fact, even more childish to be casting all kinds of wild aspersions about the moral fibre of
the police officer who we know nothing about beyond the video evidence. Morally I'm a realist who recognises daily those individuals who can't face
their own reality, which in many fascinating ways is often fed back to them in loops, feedback loops of projected frustrations failed to have been
processed or understood.. & to those who so self-righteously declared they would INTENTLY provoke similar conflict with the long weary arm of the law,
i suggest you find a big bucket, fill it with water plunge your head into it 5 times and humbly reconsider your reaction to these mere symbols...
better to change an establishment graciously than to oppose it directly ... it just escalated conflicts beyond reparation... have your ideal firmly in
you mind when you engage in moral disputes otherwise you'll get humiliated and worse might ended up crying in a police cell because of your
immaturity.. So what do i mean by Graciously? BE CIVILISED about it.. recognise a senseless argument will achieve nothing & its sole purpose is merely
for you to vent frustration, whereas actual progressive conversation occurs when you imply in your tone a level of decency and respect for the human
you are talking to about the idea, & not the idea you are talking about because of an [ignorant] human!!
Big difference, wise up folks!