posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 10:43 AM
Originally posted by CharonIncarnate
reply to post by Cobra.EXE
Maybe we are the stupid ones. For creating a system that lets just about anyone become a cop. Maybe since they have a serious job they should be up
there with doctors. Peoples lives are in your hands.
It's not letting just anyone do it. Often, aggressive assertive personalities are sought out and are needed to deal with a lot of the other crap
cops have to deal with.
I'm not excusing this, as i went through depot with a guy who pulled his service pistol at a party, because someone hid his car keys as he was far
too drunk to drive. People are still cops, and people can be effed up.
Police are trained a specific way. Like the military trains some cadet to effect a cause. Usually kill the opposing forces. Replace cadet and
forces with the word "people" and it is a lot harder to swallow. What they DONT tell officers in training is:
You are NOT better then the people you serve. Instead, you are given more confidence, by being told it is your duty to protect the people you serve.
When you have gangs, murderers, rapists, all that sort running rampant, it isn't easy to maintain a thought that you are even keel to these people
and are also just a person. Not all officers think like this, but it is being seen more often than not. And I think it is mostly due to crimes being
more brutal, over more and more stupid reasons, that they are looking for the same kind of people to fight the same kind of stuff.
Case in point.