posted on May, 14 2012 @ 08:13 PM
reply to post by orbitbaby
I made it to 36 minutes before I realized my heart was pounding, my blood-pressure was high, and my breaths were short and light with a pain in my
chest. I almost had an anxiety attack watching that video and not being able to do anything about it. I had to turn it off. All that adrenaline
with no place to go is hard on a body.
This reminds me of a couple of conversations I had this week. A close friend of mine was talking about dropping out of the police academy after about
4 weeks. He is a great employee, a great outdoorsman and survivalist, and a very, very smart guy, and he grew up wanting to be a cop. He majored in
criminal justice, and as soon as he graduated college he joined an academy. But, he realized on day 1 that he wasn't going to fit in at the academy.
He is equipped with too many brains and not enough ego, peacocking, and unchecked testosterone.
We've both been around plenty of spec-op military guys, high-level college and pro athletes, FBI and Secret Service agents, and hardened criminals,
but nothing holds a candle to the ego and volatility of a typical low-wage cop! They are scary, scary, scary individuals. I'd much rather find
myself stranded at midnight on murder row in New Orleans (which has actually happened.... twice) than in a bar with drunken off-duty cops.
Currently I work around several troublesome employees, and I can tell you every time I have a problem with someone wanting to go on a personal
vendetta, or every time I have someone doing their own thing without regard for our approved processes, it is always the ex-cops. I don't know why
we even hire ex-cops, and to be honest we are starting to get away from it. The ex-cop and retired cop personalities are just unmanageable and end up
being more of a liability than an asset. Ex-military are great, but ex-law enforcement are trouble.
I don't know how anyone can sit through that whole video and not act out in some way. This video should spark riots, but instead it will just spark