reply to post by Echo3Foxtrot
In a job where you're constantly targeted by people because of the badge you wear on your chest, you tend to be a little skittish. Here's the thing
that people don't understand when they hear these tragic stories. This cop is used to his life being threatened and using lethal force to protect
And here we go...my favotite, shall we say, COP OUT. ( I'm not singling you out, please understand. The previous officer that I responded to
complained about being a cop also ).
The last time I checked, you weren't conscripted onto the police force. You applied. You interviewed. You petitioned for the job, and I presume you
had some amount of training.
Were you unaware of what being a police officer was like?
Why didn't you become a Fire Fighter? Pararmedic? Therapist?
( Oh yeah, none of those jobs get guns, batons and cool looking riot gear, and unlimited authority...sorry, I forgot about that part ).
But speaking of therapists, I assume you have access to free counseling to find some relief from all of the pressures of being a police officer.
Obviously it is hard to work in Law Enforcement, seeing as to how you've been forced into the job and all.
Yeah, I'm being sarcastic, but in all honesty, I get tired of police complaining about the societal and professional repercussions of the job, and
yet -amazingly - they stay in the job that they signed up for.
Let's get back to the heart of the issue, not your own personal foiables -
Why are the police so disrespected and disliked?
ANSWER: Because they routinely disrespect and abuse the citizenry. The game-changer has been all of the video cameras and smart phones. The very
devices that were supposed to be used on US have been turned to be used on YOU, and you don't like it.
If you wanted to truly protect and serve, you could have chosen to be a Fire Fighter or any other number of jobs. You chose to be a cop. Either accept
it or get another job, but please don't continue to whine about being disliked, as we, The Citizens ( or Civilians as you like to call us ), get
tired of hearing it.
If you want respect, then treat us with respect. You get what you give.