W A R D 4 I S S U E S
P O L I C E
Police officers are phenomenal individuals, just like fire fighters.
Cops are forced to deal with domestic disputes (females assaulting males, children assaulting parents and the reverse respectively).
Law enforcement can also be lured into ambush circumstances, sometimes diversionary to take the focus off a crime elsewhere.
One thing is certain, I wouldn't want to be one.
I worked security. It's eye-opening. People can be evil, and not just the law breakers.
Wives and husbands, brothers and sisters, coworkers, religious people (terrorists), girl-on-girl violence or black-on-black violence can be cruel, mean-spirited and even inspire joy from the damage done to one another out of deep-seated passions. Why not cops?
Wearing a badge can even harm. Some authorities lack humility.
The best of people, including you, can have bad social skills and, in moments of weakness, they or you can be easily irked, just by misinterpreting words. How much more if the words were intended to provoke — baiting.
When everyone is worn out, explosions are almost unavoidable.
Still, the greatest systemic problem is the brotherhood, where loyalty to each other is more important than loyalty to the truth. A great cop will be blackballed if outing a bad cop. This enables a corrupt force.
It's also hypocritical if they expect citizens to help solve crimes by outing the bad guys.
Honour demands that loyalty to the truth is above everything.
Worse yet is when cops can't do their job, forced to stand down. Cowardly politicians will facilitate crime (by not doing anything) if they fear an intervention might go badly and turn into a political suicide. If someone gets hurt, it's better them than me.
However, most cops serve with integrity, despite difficulties. They supervise downwards, sideways and upwards.
Nonetheless, difficulties happen, even in blissful honeymoons.
Part of the problem is — the job is extremely negative, dealing with bad people. If you were forced to endure this for several 12-hour shifts, stacked back to back, you'd be highly stressed too.
Such long shifts are foolish. Alertness (a top priority) disappears. People get killed.
Politicians must reward cops, without throwing money at them.
They need measured funds (tax dollars) for equipment, counseling, therapy, rehabilitation, vacations, wages, etc.
Unions always overcompensate. They need negotiating space. If they need $10, they will ask for $15, hoping to end up with $10 or $12.
Every dollar must be measured in giving full support.
Politicians must protect tax payers from overcompensating unions.
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Q U O T E S A B O U T P O L I C E
Police officers are phenomenal individuals, just like fire fighters. — Brian Chiasson
One thing is certain, I wouldn't want to be one. — Brian Chiasson
Wearing a badge can even harm. Some authorities lack humility. — Brian Chiasson
When everyone is worn out, explosions are almost unavoidable. — Brian Chiasson
Honour demands that loyalty to the truth is above everything. — Brian Chiasson
They supervise downwards, sideways and upwards. — Brian Chiasson
Such long shifts are foolish. Alertness (a top priority) disappears. — Brian Chiasson
Politicians must reward cops, without throwing money at them. — Brian Chiasson
Unions always overcompensate. They need negotiating space. — Brian Chiasson
Politicians must protect tax payers from overcompensating unions. — Brian Chiasson