Cars of beauty:
This was a cute vehicle, the Crosley '49, this was before small was better.
I am a middle of the road type guy. I put myself in the other guys place much of the time. Right now the subject of policemen is high on many people’s mind.
I even have an acquaintance that feels that an ex-military person should not be allowed to be a Law enforcement officer. Everyone has an opinion. This person has never been in the military, I am not sure about his extended family.
Do you know a police officer? At present I only know one and he is an internet friend. I have known three as friends in my life. The BEST police officer I have ever known was Claude. He served in the USMC in the South Pacific in WWII before joining the force. Lefty, also South Pacific USMC/ IWO JIMA was a policeman with a ‘sweet personality’. I don’t think there was a mean bone in his body.
Most military men who served in combat and saw death up close and personal have had enough.
I had a BAD experience with a State Patrol Officer who lied on the stand and cost me a half months pay once. But it did not turn me against LEOs. Sure there are bad cops. A preacher told me he had a terrible incident with a Veteran and now he has a rough time giving the VETS a pass just because they served. This preacher had never served. I agreed that serving does not give you a pass in life, but it also should not be a punishment.
I told this preacher I have known crooked preachers. Ones who have taken advantage of ladies in their congregation and some who stole from the church, but on the whole I still trust preachers. LOL
I cannot imagine how I would act, or the feelings of a policeman who answers a call and immediately his squad car is surrounded by yelling people banging on the car, very possibly ready to set it on fire. IF you step on the gas you are going to injure or kill someone, if you stay there my might die. What would you do? Call for back up of course, but in the meantime, WHAT?
I said, I am bad about sticking myself in someone’s skin to see how I would act…..
Please do not take me wrong, we need the right to protest in our country to get changes done that can’t seem to be done any other way. But there is a big difference in rioting and protesting.
Please overlook this if my opinion bothers you. I probably should stick to loving antique cars and pulling down ivy vines. LOL
Love you all,