posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 05:24 PM
Quote that I posted in another thread that is very valid to this one, too:
The thing that people seem to fail to realize when looking at these events, is that so many people, just like so many cops, create the 'us vs. them'
mentality. So many people will blatantly disregard something as soon as they find out it came from a cop. So many people will hear the cops making
public announcements, and say 'forget that, I'm doing the opposite", so many people see a police presence and automatically say 'martial law!'.
So many people hear the cops asking for help, and decide they would rather cheer for legitimately evil people.
Then you have cops like this, who basically have the mindset of 'get out of our way and dont ask questions'. Ive said it so many times, the day that
it switched from 'to serve and protect' to 'law enforcement' was a very dark day in this country.
But reality SHOULD lie somewhere in the middle. We all admit that a police force is necessary in a civilized community. But we also need to realize
that for the police to do their job in extreme circumstances requires some help (not obedience, help) from the people. And the people should be
willing to give it. And the police need to get back to knowing their role. And knowing that they work FOR and WITH the people, not against them.
This society belongs to all of us. And we should all act accordingly.
If you automatically oppose anything that has to do with the police, keep in mind, that you are a major part of the problem, not the solution.