I read a great news story. Police detectives holding signs that read, “I am not homeless, I am a police officer do not TEXT AND DRIVE”, or something to that effect. On the surface I thought what a novel idea. I also thought, pretty sneaky!
Then I thought ‘Well there he was in plain sight advertising what he was doing.
Next I thought, many of us are so used to seeing these guys on the corner we avoid eye-contact or reading their signs, so is it fair?
Are the photo speeding cameras fair?
Are the prostitution stings right or fair?
Is hiding behind a bill board the best place for a police car?
Is the budget for a city supposed to be made by citizens paying traffic tickets for minor violations?
Something in me misses the friendly guy in blue who was a friend to kids. Is that possible anymore? I am not sure the question is answerable especially in High crime districts.
Have you ever been mistreated by a law officer or a local judge? I have, and flagrantly so; in front of my wife and witnesses, but I did not turn against all law officers. I saw these two for what they were, CROOKS. There was nothing I could do about it, so I licked my wounds, dreamed about taking my shot gun down and shooting up the courthouse for revenge, but I accepted it as an abuse of power, and it was.
I ask the above questions because I do not have the answers, and the ones I have are contradictory in my own mind. WE MUST HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT!
Lately we have all seen the policeman ‘flip a high school student in her desk.’ On the surface it appears to be over reacting by the police officer. I have read a hundred comments, for and against the action. The only thing I come up with is more questions. What do you do with someone who refuses to cooperate with school leaders or law enforcement? What would you do? How would you handle it? Remember you are on the spot, you do not have hind sight.
Hind sight were I a principal: I would dismiss the class, give the offender a chance to ‘fix’ things or be expelled. One day will not ‘kill’ and education. The police officer should not have been put in the middle. In my opinion discipline is the school’s responsibility. The Police officer is there for the entire SCHOOL’s protection. BUT THAT IS HINDSIGHT AND ON THE SPOT I PROBABLY WOULD NOT HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT.
It is nice to make decisions on what others SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE, from the comfort of home and some ‘hindsight’.
Friend Buddy’s Mustang with everything under the hood except the kitchen sink. He is ex-LEO.
Getting the most work out of your car!