reply to post by Xcathdra
My husband (who dislikes ATS) actually sat and watched this whole video.
Thank you for showing us what a police officer's reality is.
While I am one of the most vocal people against "police brutality / abuse of power" again, in this instant there was no other outcome to be had.
To people out there reading this, if you steal a loaf of bread to feed your kid that's one thing.
BUT to hijack a car, threaten anyone with a gun or knife and then try to out run the police putting yet more people on the road in
danger...................sadly you deserve what you get.
Once a person crosses that line of decency, once they show no respect for life - well the police have few choices left.
Again, going back over this - I remember having a big (45) held to my face, if the guy had pulled the trigger it would have blown my entire head right
off. he told me to get into the car with a bunch of young men.
In my most humble voice I said, "No thank you" turned around and walked away. Luckily they drove off laughing.
Most people have never had a gun held directly right at them............it is a hallowing experience no words can describe. I almost wet myself I was
I do not condone police abusing their power, but each night I go to bed I am thankful that I know if I have to dial 911 I will have the police at my
home within a couple minutes tops.
Read the novel, "Lights Out" by David Crawford, about a EMP blast and our country going into chaos with no police to call.
Looting, raping, stealing, kidnapping - there are a lot of really crazy, mean, horrible people in this world and the only thing that sometimes stands
between them and the rest of us are our police officers.
When I was in nursing, I got to know many policemen (dated one) but he drank. Many have a drinking problem because they are under such stress. (So
In closing, the video you presented deserves applause because it showed the process and protocol of how real law enforcement works.
Thank you for sharing that video......................it is the only video my husband to date has watched on ATS.
He said, "That's about how it is."
edit on 24-2-2012 by ofhumandescent because: (no reason given)