FROM the way police entered the house—helmeted and masked, guns drawn and shields in front, knocking down the door with a battering ram and rushing inside—you might think they were raiding a den of armed criminals. In fact they were looking for $1,000-worth of clothes and electronics allegedly bought with a stolen credit card. They found none of these things, but arrested two people in the house on unrelated charges.
They narrowly avoided tragedy. On hearing intruders break in, the homeowner’s son, a disabled ex-serviceman, reached for his (legal) gun. Luckily, he heard the police announce themselves and holstered it; otherwise, “they probably would have shot me,” he says. His mother, Sally Prince, says she is now traumatised.
You hear it from police all the time now (just watch any episode of “COPS”): ‘My only goal is to get home safe’.
Then why did you become a cop? What happened to protect and serve the people? The reasons these people want to be cops is two fold: Power and Pension. Screw the people you were hired to protect and serve. Let’s treat everyone like criminals. Shoot first and ask questions later. I’m more important then the people of my city or county. All I want to do is get home safe so I can collect my pension at age 50 (or earlier) and bankrupt my city in the process.
If police can’t accept the danger in police work and serve people, then find another line of work.
And on top of all this – imagine if 20 cops didn’t show up at every arrest – would we have more police patrolling the streets? Would cops then actually try to solve common crimes like vandalism, graffiti, credit card fraud, loud parties, teenage drug use and drinking, etc. etc.?