If you think you can do a better job, submit your application today. I doubt you will qualify. I doubt you have the heart or dedication to a life of service rather than serving your own interests.
To those that claim police harassment or racism as an excuse to resist arrest, file complaints and assault (or kill) cops, here are a few tips: Click heading for full post.
- Obey the law. Keep a valid driver’s license (or state I.D.), keep valid license plates on your car and maintain that vehicle properly.
- Drive defensively and obey traffic laws. You just eliminated 90% of your risk of being stopped by police.
- If you do get pulled over or you have a police interaction as a pedestrian, be cooperative, keep your hands in plain sight and listen.
- Cops are trained to tell you why they are contacting you. Give them that chance and you just eliminated 90% of your risk of being ticketed or arrested.
- If you are ticketed or arrested, get a lawyer and take your case to court. That is the proper venue to plead your case. Verbal abuse, resisting arrest and assaulting police will only make things worse.
- If you witness someone else’s arrest, stay out of it. Now you have a friend wearing a badge & a gun.
- If you see a cop in trouble, lend him (or her) a hand. Now you have a friend for life. 3 years ago a white male police officer in Kansas City delivered a black family’s baby on a bench outside a Wal-Mart store. That cop is now considered family and he considers them family. Trust me, police have plenty of crime to fight. They would much rather spend their time doing that than harassing hard-working law-abiding tax-paying patriotic American citizens.
Speaking of agendas, the race-baiters, politicians and media want us to believe that black males are literally targeted by police. In reality, just as many (if not more) whites are killed by police. Most of the people killed by police are threatening the officers with deadly force (guns, knives, blunt objects, cars or trying to take the officer’s gun), or they are uncooperative and the officer thinks they are reaching for a weapon. That’s not the officer’s fault. Neither is the fact that most crime in black neighborhoods is committed by blacks and most black homicides involve (non-police) black killers.
The police can’t win. Law abiding minorities beg police to patrol their neighborhoods and strictly enforce the law while gangs, thugs and drug dealers threaten their lives. As black Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said after the heinous murder of 5 Dallas Police Officers (& wounding of 7 others) the other day, “If you have a problem with the way police officers are policing, file a complaint or take it to court. The criminal justice system works. You are not entitled to win your case. You are entitled to a fair hearing on the matter and to be represented by counsel, to due process. Taking it to the streets only creatives more violence, more distrust, more fear and more hatred.”
Police departments are great at weeding out the few bad cops. Reputation and trust are hard-earned. They mean everything to a cop. At the end of their shifts and the end of their careers, cops like to be proud of their service. That’s what keeps them going day after day. It’s not the low pay, deplorable working conditions, job insecurity, personal risk and unfavorable press. Cops literally give their lives for you. The least we can do is be grateful. No matter what you see in the news, 10% of America causes 90% of the trouble. To the other 90%, don’t let the bad 10% corrupt you, and Thank You for supporting your local police.