a reply to: Lucidparadox
I work in the Safety Department and I work very closely with detectives and police officers. This is indeed a sure way to lose your job, but maybe
that is his reason for doing it.
It is not sound or prudent, to post on the internet your personal feelings regarding political or social issues, while wearing the uniform, and while
using the resources provided to you by the community you are supposed to serve. I can appreciate his frustration and I have to often show extreme
restraint and discretion when I speak or post, it is not always easy and it can be stressful. I am very much aware that words can have a triggering
effect on some people, especially those that have experienced a recent trauma, so I am overly cautious at times, and I definitely don't go looking for
He has the right to his feelings, his beliefs, and his frustrations, but when you are wearing the uniform and serving the community, it is not very
wise to express those feelings if it will provoke anger, controversy, division, or possible harm to yourself or others.
It does not show good judgment on his part, and makes him suspect. If he places more value on 15 seconds of fame on the internet, than he does to his
job, and the potential harm to others, due to a backlash for this unnecessary act, maybe it is time for him to take a sabbatical.
I have had to take a moment of peace, internet breaks, and clear my head days, in the past. I am sure I will continue to have to take them, as long as
I am serving the public.
This was just plain unwise. Just because you want to say something, doesn't mean you should. The more I want to say something, is often the time that
it is best that I keep my mouth shut.
Just my opinion.
edit on 26-4-2021 by NightSkyeB4Dawn because: Clean up.