posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:47 PM
I hope you can post videos of the next scheduled protest- I'll maybe see my brother there. Heck, he probably knew this guy.
I feel sort of like, we see cops lose it like this often because they are living in a state of constant alert and fear. It wears on the nervous system
and causes these breakdowns in rational control. I grew up in Fullerton, and it can be a very nasty place in some areas. I used to have to sleep at
night with the sounds of gunshot ringing all around my apartment. As a teen I had to learn how to recognize different gang members and learn who to
stay far away from, who to not even look at at a party. I wanted to be a cop back then, and went on ride alongs, and sometimes the cop would have to
show me how to get the rifle down from the ceiling and use it, as he/she got out to deal with a shoot out, telling me to hide on the floor, but grab
that rifle and use it if I need to.
After a while I decided I couldn't live with the stress and danger they live with and changed my mind. As much as I think that it is right to protest
these officers loss of control and rational judgement, and that they should be punished, I still have an inkling of comprehension for how this could
happen to almost anyone in their place long enough.
edit on 10-8-2011 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)