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By D.B. HirschJune 9, 2014 9:18 pm - NewsBehavingBadly.com
Via Steve Marmel
Amen. It’s easy to carry on about “revolution”. Just wave a gun and have an attitude. It’s NOT easy to govern. And it sure as hell isn’t easy to go out there and face down the worst of the worst every day. It’s bad enough shifting through the news of the day. To actually face it and deal with it..I don’t know how cops do their jobs without going insane. I really don’t. Thanks Alan.
drinking and or heavy workouts seems to take some of the edge off, lolana. I’m one of the citizens that’s OK with giving an Officer a pass on most ‘minor’ don’ts.
Don’t see no harm in it as MOST Officers know there’s a cut off point and don’t actually attempt to see how close they can come to it. There are a few under trained/not trained in some parts of the US, but then too, not all civilians go around saying WTF when their attached baggage has trouble squeezing into a rented Cessna either.
If you run into an Officer, give em a hug (be sure to ask first!) or even a thumbs up – you’d be surprised at how many will actually smile!
..I don’t know how cops do their jobs without going insane. I really don’t.
First you remember that the vast majority of the people you serve are decent hard working people. Only a very small percentage of the people out there are actual bad guys. The bad guys take up most of your time, so after a while it seems more and more people are the “bad guys”. Restoring perspective isn’t that hard IF you’re not straight out overwhelmed.
First. Get out of that car. The glass and steel bubble cops put themselves in made them mobile and able to cover more area, but it hurt the cop on the beat community police officer image. The days of knowing most if not all of the real estate and people on your beat, have sadly ended.
Get out of the car and spend some time with the good guys. Even the most crime ridden areas have community centers. When you see someone tending a garden, stop and tell them how much you admire it. Get a coffee and watch the kids at the skateboard park. They’ll talk to you. Foot patrols, cruise through a grocery store parking lot. See the elderly lady struggling? Get out and help her put the groceries in the Buick.
I completely understand that little of the aforementioned applies to the guy working third shift Newark, but, it’s still worth mentioning.
Hey William….thanks for replying and all the good thoughts. Your reply reminds me somewhat of things former Seattle police chief Norm Stamper says in his great book, “Breaking Rank.” I sit behind a computer and report traffic accidents and, spent much of the last decade and a half writing news headlines. Just simply researching/writing the news takes it out of me, so trying to imagine the job the cops and highway patrol officers have…well, seeing these things in person, talking to the people involved..it sounds like you would HAVE to do the things you’re talking about….to stay balanced and sane. All the same….my hat is off to these people on a daily basis. I got very frustrated during Occupy because I felt cops were not fair to demonstrators..but I do UNDERSTAND the stresses they deal with and the fact that infiltrators fuzzy up the picture until they cannot know who intends mayhem and who respects our imperfect but still excellent system.
Seriously? There is a reason that flag is yellow… Indeed. It has nothing to do with the two in Vegas. Look it up. Perhaps you might learn something.
There is a reason they put also a foul symbol on top of it.
It’s a shame that Revolutionary War symbols like the Gadsden Flag, tricorner hats, and the Boston Tea Party itself have been besmirched by association with a pack of low-brow right-wing ignorant racist knuckle-dragging mouth-breathing morons.
My but you have angers. (One moment while I turn again the cheek)…
What is then the meaning of the yellow (as you know so well the Cost of Freedom that all others drag knuckles in your presence, please educate my low brow self)
‘Don’t tea on me’ is today’s motto. ‘The Rattler never begins an attack’-but many TP Terrorists are tried, convicted, imprisoned or dead today because of their failed first strike gun bullying. The first PA Marine war drums were painted yellow. Which is why when life gives you tea party lemons the current Gadsden motto is ‘Don’t laugh at me!’
I see. Thou has bested my feint. I slink now back into the shadows (hoodie all up like I done something). lol. thanks.
well as long as you don’t try walking while black in Florida, you shouldn’t have a thing to worry about in your world of shadows, OG.
since the ones using the flag now aren’t defending freedom in any manner, ohio, what they’re doing is spitting on the graves of those who did.
I am really baffled at your lack of humor, OG.
don’t know how the color yellow became synonymous with being a coward.
probably back when the male Republican beings started wearing yellow dresses and seeking deferments (at considerable tax write off expense) from serving in the conscripted Military?
but the color itself is very pretty.
after all, it’s the color of the Buddhist Flag in SE Asia.
Yes, the flag of cowards like the U.S. Marines who had that moniker painted on their drums sometime in 1775. And the same likeness was also popular on flags and banners during the same time period. One thing about you libs that is constant – you are bad on remembering colonial history and the meaning of the Constitution as envisioned by the founders.
What does PA’s yellow-war-drum history we all know, have to do with These TP cop killing mass murderers? “I Guess I am a Terrorist”-Cliven Bundy welfare Rancher agreeing with Leader Reid after seeing the sad-sack of crap littering his teeny tiny 1/4 mile by 1/4 mile “Ranch.”
These symbols have been hijacked by a group of wackadoodles. I also got a kick out of the Bundy bunch claiming they did not recognize the USA and yet they were riding around on their horsies and waving OUR flag all over the place. they are mostly silly–except that they are armed and dangerous.
too bad the founders were too incompetent to put their alleged “visions” into words and we wound up with a Constitution that can only be deciphered by under educated WHITE RACIST, huh?
your argument might be valid, John, if the teabaggers were anything like the 1775 marines.
Instead the teabaggers are far more like the Tories.
And sorry, child, you conservatives are the worst at remembering US history and the meaning of the Constitution.
I am just so P-I-S-S-E-D that the Tea Party has taken some of my favorite, proud and patriotic Revolutionary War imagery and co-opted it for their Party of Dunces.
And there is only one true Confederate flag that the United States of America recognizes: The white surrender flag.
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