Pay cops crappy wages, so any would be good officers choose a safer and more lucrative career that they can actually support their families. Then expect perfection out of cops who may not be best suited for policing, mostly because they just lack courage, and some who just want the power. Meanwhile couch potatoes blame all issues on police, and do nothing in their community to actually improve relationships, and expect everyone else to do the dirty work so they can reap the benefits. Meanwhile they’ll sit on social media bashing good police, and pretend like they’re making a difference.
Respect and disrespect are a two way street. And usually when police show up, they’ve been called. We can’t place all blame on police when their job by nature is reactive, meaning had someone not committed some sort of crime or suspected of it, the police would not be there to begin. There’s nothing cops want more than no crime, because that means there is less work/reports. My perfect day at work has always been getting out, socializing in the community. Having some good laughs and seeing everyone smiling and enjoying life. It dang sure isn’t dealing with someone who’s deprived another citizen of their property or assaulted them, and that person resisting. But if that happens, I deal with that too. I’d love for my community to be crime free and hate free. It’s completely ignorant to assume that all change starts and ends with police. There’s a lot of hate thrown at police everyday completely unprovoked.
What’s the saying, Be the change you want to see in the world? If you’re not trying to make things better, and just sitting on your butt essentially spreading hate online and complaining, do everyone a favor and stay out of it, because some of us are actually trying to make the world better by actions.
JA, none of this was directed at you. Just wanted to comment on the wages you spoke of.