reply to post by Zcustosmorum
Where's the "danger" in being a cop today? You're pretty much allowed to kill anyone that you *believe* may be threatening to kill you.
Think about that for a second. Everyone clamors on about how cops risk their lives etc etc, but where is the risk again? A cop could perceive anyone
as a potential threat to their life, whip out the 'ol pistol, and BAM, there goes your life. Snuffed out at the whim of an officer who was sworn to
protect you. Yes, you, the person who the cop felt threatened by.
Should police change their swearing in to "serve and protect ourselves"? Because that's pretty much all they do today. Protect themselves, with lethal
force. I've never in almost 40 years of life, witnessed an officer protect another person. But you see cops protect themselves plenty, against anyone
and anything, and walk away without a smudge on their uniform.
The cold truth is today you could be shot by a poorly trained cop and killed, for just a case of mistaken identity. No questions asked. Summary
execution. Whoops! The judge will scold the cop and let him walk. Why? Because he was doing his job. His job to enforce law and order, and the legal
ability to kill virtually anyone deemed a threat to his personal body.
So again, I'll ask, where is the danger again in being a cop? They get paid pretty decently, decent pensions, benefits, job security. And a gun that
can take your life faster than you can say "I'm unarmed, don't shoot!". Because have no doubt, you won't get that chance to protest. You will get a
hot piece of lead, right into your head or chest, by a cop who gets paid far too much, at no risk to himself apparently.
Oh no, the officer might get shot or stabbed!
Did they not know what they were signing up for when they joined the force? We all do, apparently. That's why they make a decent wage, and why their
families are taken care of if they are killed on duty. But I guess police lives are more valuable than ours, right? Are we allowed to kill police that
we think might harm us in any way? Is the line between civilian and officer so wide that a cop can act as judge jury and executioner, based solely on
their discretionary judgement?
Apparently the value of our lives has been lost by the justice system, if officers are so poorly trained and so lightly punished for committing
murder, that we see no action from the state to correct this glaring issue.
Let's look closer at the average police officer. A few years of mediocre study in college, could be any subject, no apparent priority is given
consideration for the average patrol officer. A few months of basic training, very underwhelming gun control training and, poof! You have an
individual whose life is now worth more than a civilian who may have studied for close to a decade in college, may have a family to support, might
operate a business with many employees to take care of, the possibilities are endless. But an officer's life is more important than anyone else? The
fact that he carries a gun says as much, does it not? You, gentle reader, having spent many long years studying, working hard to better yourself,
could be put down at any moment, for disobeying or even misunderstanding a "direct order", which could be anything really.
Police are not here to protect you. They protect themselves first, and you are a second thought. So no danger truly exists for the officer of today,
because protecting the public is No. 2. They are priority No. 1. They exist to protect themselves first, and the public second. "Danger" only exists
when anyone does not do exactly as they tell them, and killing you is the first solution that comes to their mind, never mind why, you either do as
your told or you die.
Pretty cool, huh? If I was a foreign national looking for a vacation spot, the USA would be the LAST place I would look. The so-called security of
this nation has no qualms with ending your life for so much as an angry glare.
edit on 26-1-2014 by yourignoranceisbliss because: (no reason