With all the recent problems involving Law Enforcement Officers I would imagine the waiting list for Police Academy's is declining. What will we do when the last Police Officers in the country decide to try some other occupation or retire? I'm not saying there are not some "bad" cops out there, but most of them are pretty fine people. The way things are going with the attitude that cops are guilty until they prove themselves innocent I can't imagine why anyone would even want to do this job anymore. When the last cop leaves, I hope you were in support of our second amendment rights.
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Paula - Very interesting comment. Did the press broadcast any of the video of the drug dealers being back in business? I kind of doubt it. Thanks to politics we have some very incompetent people in high places all over the country. Thanks.
I didn't expect this....Thank you! I guess we'll have to watch the news to find out if they videoed any of it. What I heard was a phone exchange between a News anchor & a reporter at the scene in Baltimore. & it's just ONE City. There are pl
Isn't it odd how the media picks and chooses what they will report? I believe the media is actually responsible for some of the riots we see. Nothing happens till the cameras and reporters show up, then all hell breaks loose.
Great comment Tom. In our Baltimore riots one of the protesters stated on live TV, "Every time I get arrested the cops treat me bad." Perhaps he needs to look in the mirror to see where the real problem lies.
What doe he expect, for cops to roll out the red carpet? Lol
Yeah, great journalism right? As a reporter my first question after that guy's comment about treated bad would have been "And what bad things did you do to get arrested?" but THAT perspective is not on the media's agenda. Pathetic reporting.
Tsad - I can always count on you for a great comment. I wonder what would have happened if they had all just gone home when they were forced to stand down. I would imagine the morale in that PD is at an all time low. I suspect many will leave.
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You are probably correct.
Supply&demand,their salaries will go way up until the job market supplies the need.In the mean time our taxes will go way up to pay the salaries,the economy will go down because of taxation and crime & eventually the Marxists will take over
Junko - You make some excellent points.
One of the few and last good paying union jobs allowed in America today is that of Police Officer. It also have good benefits among them is free legal defense and 30 paid days to come up with a good alibi or excuse if one is to use deadly force.
Junko - Like in any profession there are good and bad. Some cops were just not cut out to be cops and are in the wrong profession.
Mike if the people who are not cut out to be cops clearly and without a doubt take a life needlessly should they because they are in the police union have 30 days to find an alibi or excuse. Why is public unions counterproductive and cop unions not?
I don't know the answer but it is a darn good question.
I'll tell you why Junko,cause the good cops when wrongly accused which you know happens all the time,need 30 days for fact finding &proving their innocence.U're for protecting the innocent right?Prejudging without the facts doesn't do that
Clearly and without a doubtTaze Bro.You don't know the answer either. The good cops don't need your defense here i asked mike he is reasonable writer and don't deal in true lies. 30 days of clear evidence of guilt & later found not so 99% of time
So how much time do you suggest,none?If YOU think they are guilty that's good enough huh, punish them without a trial or all the facts. Like Ferguson,everything from the start was lies, no hands up, the kid was a thug and attacked the cop.
Hi feenix - I hope you are right about this. There are some unfit and bad apples in most large Police Departments. Let's hope they are the first to leave and those you describe will stay. Thanks for the comment.
You're very welcome, Mike.
Modern cops has it easier, they are better armed then bad guys. Ancient cops, had it harder. Ancient Rome cops only got a sword and a shield. Ancient Chinese cops only got swords and bows (guns reserve for army only)
Old-Empresario - I too respect the job our firefighters have to do, but Law Enforcement and Firefighting are not exactly similar jobs and require different training. I respect cops and firemen for what they do and the risks they have to take.
Peter - Sounds like some good ideas to me. It takes a special kind of person to be a really good Law Enforcement Officer. Some things can be taught but others have to come from within.
Stargrll - You are right. From what I understand in some areas of the country the gangs are already running the streets. Even the media is now presenting our law enforcement as the bad guys. There will not be a happy ending to this situation.