posted on Aug, 24 2012 @ 11:07 PM
I have a different view of law enforcement. My father was a deputy sheriff for 30 years. Just like any government, organization or job, you have
your bad apples. Sadly, a few ruin the image of all. Not all law enforcement are stupid, corrupt and trigger happy. Everyone is quick to bash,
judge and assume, yet will call upon them when help is needed. Its easy to sit on your butt and trash talk the police from the anonymity of your
computer. How would you like to go to a job everyday where 90% of the time, all you do is deal with the scum of society? Where most of the people
you encounter want you dead simply because of your uniform and won’t think twice about killing you. How do you think that affects someone? Its
makes you suspicious, standoffish, nervous and fearful. These days you have ruthless criminals who are better armed than the police. Armed with
stuff that will go through vests like butter. If it was an easy, happy job more people would do it. Its hard, scary and complex. All is not black
and white, nothing is. They are human just like everyone on this website. And just like everyone here, humans are horribley flawed creatures. No
matter how much training you have, mistakes are going to happen. No matter how hard you try to weed out the crazies who apply, you can’t get them
all. Should law enforcement be drug/steroids tested, yes! Should they be made to attend mandatory therapy, yes! Should they have to take routine
mental illness tests, yes! Being in law enforcement, firefighter, emt, military branch or any kind of first responder all these things should be
mandatory. They work in a high stress environment. It takes a toll on them mentally and emotionally.
I’m not excusing the horrible accidents that happen. But before the one sided bashing begins perhaps they should try to understand the other side.
The people who are doing their jobs with their hearts in the right place don’t wake up in the morning hopping they get to kill someone that day. I
don’t think most people want to live with that for the rest of their lives. They also don’t want to get killed because they are trying to help.
It’s a fine scary line they walk everyday.