Why no respect for law enforcement?

Why no respect for law enforcement?

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Well Well Well

Utica, NY

#2 Feb 12, 2013
Its not just the younger generation.

When I was a kid growing up in a small village downstate, I saw one cop pistol whip a friend about a vandalism incident, saw another shake down store owners for merchandise by threatening to ticket their customers, saw another get caught in the back seat of his cruiser with an underage girl and later get a promotion, saw cops lie about arrest incidents, saw a cop falsify a serious charge against someone with another cop swearing in support .... there are more incidents of criminal or unethical cops that I've witnessed or heard of. There are plenty of examples on the web.

So why do they deserve our adulation?
Telling it like it is

United States

#3 Feb 12, 2013
It's the younger generation who expects everything to be handed to them and thinks everyone owes them something! Most of them are disrespectful to any adults or authority of any kind and, IMO, things should go back to how it was back then (when a beating, pistol whip, or a quick wack with the baton would be handed out to disrespectful and abusive criminals) the officers back then got more respect and were feared by society! Now, they aren't as much feared or respected because of everyone being sue happy and they know law enforcement can't/won't do those things anymore for fear of losing their jobs for these scum bags! It's sad that it has gotten this bad!
WOW

Fayetteville, NY

#4 Feb 12, 2013
Well Well Well wrote:
Its not just the younger generation.
When I was a kid growing up in a small village downstate, I saw one cop pistol whip a friend about a vandalism incident, saw another shake down store owners for merchandise by threatening to ticket their customers, saw another get caught in the back seat of his cruiser with an underage girl and later get a promotion, saw cops lie about arrest incidents, saw a cop falsify a serious charge against someone with another cop swearing in support .... there are more incidents of criminal or unethical cops that I've witnessed or heard of. There are plenty of examples on the web.
So why do they deserve our adulation?
What's it like living in the hood welfare scum hole, nice criminal losers you know. Must suck having a welfare scumbag family that can't live in a nice place. Poor loser.
stater of the obvious

United States

#5 Feb 12, 2013
What does law enforcement do to EARN our respect? Nothing. Locally the past several years have been filled with one arrest after another of police officers. They are driving drunk. They are breaking into homes. They are stealing mulch. They are molesting kids. If they aren't getting arrested they are mired in endless corruption. Police chiefs who assault their own officers. Chiefs who don't even take the correct exam for the job they hold. Officers who continually exhibit behavior on and off the job that makes a mockery of the oath they took. Why aren't police respected? You tell me. Why should they be?
Telling it like it is

United States

#6 Feb 12, 2013
stater of the obvious wrote:
What does law enforcement do to EARN our respect? Nothing. Locally the past several years have been filled with one arrest after another of police officers. They are driving drunk. They are breaking into homes. They are stealing mulch. They are molesting kids. If they aren't getting arrested they are mired in endless corruption. Police chiefs who assault their own officers. Chiefs who don't even take the correct exam for the job they hold. Officers who continually exhibit behavior on and off the job that makes a mockery of the oath they took. Why aren't police respected? You tell me. Why should they be?
How about because they put their life on the line every single day to protect your ass!

And FYI, there is corruption EVERYWHERE in all aspects of government. Nobody's perfect, people make mistakes, they're human! Get over it! I'm sure you made some pretty big mistakes in your life!

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