Thank you for posting this OP... I've been talking about this for years but it's come up more and more recently as I live close to the bay area in
Cali so Occupy Oakland is a big issue. I really hope people finally see why the police are disrespected. Anyone who has had to deal with them in
unpleasant situations know how it goes. They simply cannot be trusted and it's scary that people actually believe the police are all above board,
Not all are bad, but many are and I know first hand just how deep their sense of entitlement runs. I have family that are LEOs and they like to brag
about what they do to people and they all have stories about getting away with this and that... It's sick and it needs to be dealt with. Drunk driving
is a huge issue and they don't care one bit. The like to hide behind the "I'm only following orders" excuse, but the truth is they enjoy violence.
They have a group mentality of their own. Couple that with their feeling that they're above the law and approaching all civilians as not only a threat
but somehow sub-human so they can justify the atrocious treatment of the very people we pay them to protect... US... Which they have very little
respect for... Just watch the police brutality videos that are getting posted every day.
Make some examples out of a bunch of them. We need to make sure they realize they are NOT above the law. If this is allowed to continue it's not going
to go over well with tensions already so high in Oakland and many other cities.
I for one would feel much better with our military guys protecting us here at home. I think they have way more loyalty and sense of honor and
commitment. Maybe that's the solution... If Obama keeps his word on bringing the troops home then those guys are going to need jobs. Why not dump all
these bad cops and give our troops, our heroes, the jobs. I think they would make outstanding police officers because they've seen war and real civil
unrest. They have the experience to get the job done way better than any of the cops in the OP or any of the ones I know IMO. As they say, it's not
personal, it's business and what we have now just doesn't cut it.
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