You got to remember that the bible belt HAS the lost average INCOME in the entire united states. Lots act as if their simplistic ways are the answer to EVERYTHING and will never accept any "newer" ways of living or accepting change of any sort, unless it has been approved by OTHER people of the same mindset first.$28,000 a year? In Washington state most police officers START around $45,000-$50,000 a year, for a 40 hours work week. Many make $80-100,000 a year between promotions and lots of OT and off-duty work. The work does interfere with family and is dangerous, but thats the choice the officer makes when getting into the business...
Police who join up to protect its town or city, by the non profit seeking methods, seems to me are legit human beings. Its just sad, that the majority now only wants to write tickets,profile,arrest people,pick on certain races or groups,have the apparent chip on shoulder, and other afflictions. I thought by the history of police, you was supposed to look in anticipation for their arrival to whatever dramatic event(s), nows it basically 90% dread of their presence. To me thats ANTI description of what your job title even states, especially considering the same people you are writing tickets to,arresting,abusing,profiling are the ones who pay your god damn salaries. Even worse the pussification of America has allowed "police" to continue taking their freedoms and basically playing the role of "bullies".