Our police deserve a little respect

Our police deserve a little respect

There are 95 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Sep 6, 2012, titled Our police deserve a little respect. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

I am not in law enforcement, nor do I have any immediate family in law enforcement.

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Really

Vallejo, CA

#1 Sep 8, 2012
Really?
El No Necko

South San Francisco, CA

#2 Sep 8, 2012
How many times have they been called out to calls for Sam Kurshan for his Sutter St address for domestic violence (dv includes loud threats). Many times. But this once city council candidate refuses to admit it
Remy

San Francisco, CA

#3 Sep 12, 2012
good letter
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#4 Sep 12, 2012
Could someone cut and paste the letter? I can't get it to open...

Sounds interesting
Jim in SF

San Jose, CA

#5 Sep 12, 2012
I am not in law enforcement, nor do I have any immediate family in law enforcement. I was born in Vallejo in 1950 and moved away when I was young, returning in 1985.Maybe I'm old school, but growing up I was taught to have respect for the people who carried a gun and wore a badge! I know some of you are saying times have changed and it's not the same, to which I say you are right.

However, with shootings happening far too often in Vallejo, and the fact that the Vallejo Police Department recently buried one of its finest, I find the behavior of a segment of society appalling. While I don't think it is the policy of the Vallejo Police Department, I'm sure each and every officer fears having to attend services for their fellow officers -- or for that matter their own. Perhaps shoot first is becoming an option.

That being said, I find it mind-boggling that certain individuals cannot comprehend the word "stop" or the terms "on the ground," "put your hands up" or anything else an officer tells you to do. And to someone who reaches in their pocket, or their waistband, or to someone who runs, I can only say: "What were you thinking?"
I for one will say there are a few police officers should be in another field. But for the most part, officers go to work trying to serve and protect our community. I know a few people in law enforcement and I can honestly say cops never go to work with the intention of shooting someone. That's the last thing they want to deal with emotionally.

The question is which came first -- the chicken or the egg? Society turns bad or cops turn bad -- my guess is some of society has gone in the tank. It used to be when you or I were out driving, whether day or night, and came across a disabled vehicle we would just automatically pull over and offer assistance. When was the last time you felt safe doing so? I for one will not stop to aid someone after dark, and that is a shame. Yet law enforcement must do this constantly. Just think if you had to go to work every day and deal with some of society's worst individuals, constantly being put in harm's way. My guess is as time goes on, and with the thought of one of their fellow officers being killed, the number of times an officer is willing to hesitate to give someone the benefit of the doubt is becoming fewer and fewer.

I have compassion for the families that are left behind and the sorrow they must deal with. While reading about situations where young men are shot by the police, I really have a hard time reading about these individuals and how he was "such a good kid."
Perhaps if parents would spend a little more time guiding their children while they grow up and demand more from them and teach them right from wrong, these incidents would not be so commonplace.

Some people will agree with me while others will disagree with me, but either way the police deserve a little respect and a thank you.

Chuck

Vallejo
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#6 Sep 12, 2012
Excellent Letter Sir Chuck!
Thank You

El Sobrante, CA

#7 Sep 14, 2012
I have been where you fear to be.
I have seen what you fear to see.
I have done what you fear to do.
All these things I've done for you.
I am the one you lean upon.
The one you cast your scorn upon.
The one you bring your troubles to,
All these people I've been for you.
The one you ask to stand apart.
The one you feel should have no heart.
The one you call the officer in blue.
But I am human, just like you.
And through the years I've come to see
That I am not what you ask of me.
So take this badge and take this gun.
Will you take it?
Will anyone?
And when you watch a person die,
And hear a battered baby cry.
Then so you think that you can be
All those things you ask of me?
Dickie the enraged -t-urd

Concord, CA

#8 Sep 14, 2012
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
with the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
forward into battle see his banners go!

LOL!

(t)urd enragement!
Crybaby Miller

Vallejo, CA

#9 Sep 14, 2012
"I am what I am"-Popeye.
(t)urd enragement, etc.
Dickie the enraged -t-urd

Concord, CA

#10 Sep 14, 2012
" I can read reading, but I can't read writing. This writing is wrote rotten, if you happen to ask me... "

That is also from your hero Popeye

LOL!

(turd enragement!
Crybaby Miller

Vallejo, CA

#11 Sep 14, 2012
Hey Dickie, check this out.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Judge-stri...

Where's me spinach?!

Pension envy!!
Crybaby Miller

Vallejo, CA

#12 Sep 14, 2012
Our pensions and rights to collective bargaining have are both secure.

I would suggest you pour yourself a big Mason jar full of homemade wine when you get home and get back to us later.

Vote Intintoli! Vote GOB!!

LOL, etc.
links

United States

#13 Sep 15, 2012
Great post/letter. I couldn't agree more. Bless you all who do such a difficult and wearing job every day. Take care of yourselves out there.
El No Necko

South San Francisco, CA

#14 Sep 16, 2012
Crybaby Miller wrote:
"I am what I am"-Popeye.
(t)urd enragement, etc.
"I am what ain't sane"- Kurshan
SilasBarnabe

Vallejo, CA

#15 Sep 16, 2012
Crybaby Miller wrote:
Our pensions and rights to collective bargaining have are both secure.
I would suggest you pour yourself a big Mason jar full of homemade wine when you get home and get back to us later.
Vote Intintoli! Vote GOB!!
LOL, etc.
So is your post one of the first admisions that the stupid as bricks Erin Hannigan will be among the first political fallouts around her wreckless support of of the VPD? Well we all know our stupid, arrogant and ugly council member will be losing her Supervisor race, but do we think she has the mental capacity to get that she, Ozzie, and possibly Sunga will pay big politically for the Police Homicides in Vallejo?
scooter

United States

#16 Sep 16, 2012
police don't deserve respect,as they are one of the largest terror groups in the USA,badges and guns,think they are above the law.
Crybaby Miller

Vallejo, CA

#17 Sep 16, 2012
SilasBarnabe wrote:
<quoted text>So is your post one of the first admisions that the stupid as bricks Erin Hannigan will be among the first political fallouts around her wreckless support of of the VPD? Well we all know our stupid, arrogant and ugly council member will be losing her Supervisor race, but do we think she has the mental capacity to get that she, Ozzie, and possibly Sunga will pay big politically for the Police Homicides in Vallejo?
JD, are you drunk, again?! Does Tony know you post nasty comments about his opponent? Grow up!
ill tell you what

Vallejo, CA

#18 Sep 16, 2012
SilasBarnabe wrote:
<quoted text>So is your post one of the first admisions that the stupid as bricks Erin Hannigan will be among the first political fallouts around her wreckless support of of the VPD? Well we all know our stupid, arrogant and ugly council member will be losing her Supervisor race, but do we think she has the mental capacity to get that she, Ozzie, and possibly Sunga will pay big politically for the Police Homicides in Vallejo?
why a political candidate would have anything to do with a nasty crybaby like you is beyond me. you will cost him votes, you have been wrong about hannigan ever since you started bawling about her politics.
what

San Mateo, CA

#19 Sep 16, 2012
SilasBarnabe wrote:
<quoted text>So is your post one of the first admisions that the stupid as bricks Erin Hannigan will be among the first political fallouts around her wreckless support of of the VPD? Well we all know our stupid, arrogant and ugly council member will be losing her Supervisor race, but do we think she has the mental capacity to get that she, Ozzie, and possibly Sunga will pay big politically for the Police Homicides in Vallejo?
uhh, I guess somebody does not like Hannigan.
the book

Vallejo, CA

#20 Sep 16, 2012
it's jd miller, intintoli's campaign treasurer.

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