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Friday, November 28, 2014

Policing, society and the public perception, past and present...it's not just cops that's the problem, it's all of it...

First thing first, police are supposed to be experienced, trained to handle situations, they try real hard to get us to believe they are above petty emotions like ego, fear and such...This is what the perception they created, not us...
This is what they pass on to the public with the help of the media. They are special people, even making it look like they are better,.braver and fearless....
When we where young, before youtube, we would look up to these guys, been around a cop was like been around a Warrior, the Knights or the Centurion of old. As kids we could not get enough, we would storm around their cars, they would talk to us and hang on their every word....
And all of them seem to genuinely like been around kids. So what the hell happened...?

Of course my memories of cops is based on us living in the backwoods smallest of towns where if you blinked passing by in a car, you would miss it...Our school had one class, in that class we had grade one to 7 and still the room was half empty. So for us seeing a cop was a special occasion. It was also a time of massive changes.

Jean Lesage and his quiet revolution in Quebec promised advances against the English oligarchs, the bill of rights was approved, natives got the right to vote in federal elections, Diefenbaker was still PM of Canada eventually replaced with more liberal minded people like Pearson and Trudeau. Royal Commission on the Status of Women, Murial Fergusson was appointed as the first female Speaker of the Senate...And in America, a new president who promised a new world, John F. Kennedy. My mother just loved Jackie.
Let's not forget the civil rights movement...
Everything was headed in the right direction...
Again, if we look at today's world, what the hell happened?

Hate, anger, rage, wars, gender divisions, schools used for political ideology, parental alienation from their own kids, corruption, greed, on and on and on...
In the old day we looked forward as kids to associate with cops, they where heroes to us and they behaved that way...at least we thought so, if youtube was present would we have the same thoughts? Who knows.
Honestly, I don't think they where as bad, if we compare it to today, unless you lived in the south and the civil rights movement.... These days they seem to feed, either on power or fear of everything and everyone. Combine that with those who thrive on the position of power they hold and that seems to be an explosive situation.

The one below for instance is disturbing, a 12 year old holding a bb gun, you can see they rush in, shoot him dead the second they get out of the car...they even went on TV to justify all this.
They could have analysed the situation from a distance and would have come to the conclusion this was not as dangerous as they saw it...and a 12 years old would have freaked and dropped the gun and still alive today....

That said....
Is it all their fault....Glorifying gangster lifestyle gangsta rap, in music, shooter games in xbox, playstation, violence on TV. When children see and hear this, they want to play or imitate what they see....

We did it after seeing a cop and robber movie or cowboys and Indians or an old popular war show of the times called combat, and the rat patrol....we did it with any toy gun we could find, and they looked a hell of a lot more real than they do today. We imitated what we saw, as this kid was doing....and guess what, cops sometimes played with us...they did not rush in and shoot at will...

This is not unique...

This one is complete fear, obviously this cop is so afraid of his surroundings, he lost his perspective on these type of situations a long time ago. In this case the cop was charged with assault and battery.

Toronto Police shoot man on street car 
This one is just strange, the guy is in the bus, yes, holding a knife, but he is not an immediate danger to any of the cops outside. Since there is 4 of them, how about 2 with guns, 2 with tasers? Or shoot him in the leg, 4 cops would not have missed, and no death would have occurred...I believe in this case the cop who shot 3 times, waits 5 seconds and shoot another 6 times was charged with 2 degree murder...but that does not bring back the life he took does it. Why did he do it, some say it's "defy us and you die" policy some now have, or just a lack of respect for life....power, ego?...Doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out someone with a knife in front of 4 armed cops has some type of mental problems or a death by cops wish.

Police officer seen tripping pregnant woman, repeatedly punching suspect’s face
There are rules to been a cop, even if one is arresting a drug dealer, too much violence as we see in the video and he goes free is one of them. Punch the crap out of a drug dealer, trip a 7 month pregnant woman to the ground, try to delete the evidence of your actions, and you just let a drug dealer off the hook and made yourself and those around you look bad. 

A dangerous criminal? he had an expired sticker on his licence...

There are good people in the police force, even some who make mistakes and try to fix it, some who go out of their way to help, try to make it safe for all of us...
But with the advent of the internet and sites like youtube, the most we see are those who abuse their position, we only see a few who are the real police officer.

Good Cop Protecting a Mentally Disturbed Man from Fellow Cops.

Cop helps dad travel for daughter's surgery

Police officer goes beyond duty (white cop helping black child)

When you beat, shoot and kill innocent people, it overtakes the good that is done for the public. They are supposed to be helpful and and example to kids. The word of wisdom when an argument ensues, and even put their lives on the line for the public welfare.
They have to live in today's world, (cameras, youtube, internet) the good must go against the bad ones, forget this code of honour of not do or say anything against those who do wrong, it's passer.
That way, when violence is needed, the public will understand and accept it better.
People see violence, this is what they remember, because it is not suppose to happen.

As we said before, we can't put the blame solely on them, when you have artists who themselves do drugs, live with violence, guns, hoes, glorify gangster lifestyle, games of first shooters, killing hoes, cops, so on...then your going to have  a 12 year old try to imitate that, we wanted to be the good guys in our time, not the bad guy...
Our movies had strong morality in their messages. One that always stayed with me was a James Cagney and Pat O'Brian movie for instance...Angels with dirty faces....I remember watching this movie with my grandfather. O'Brian been the priest trying to keep kids from looking up to his tough gangster friend who was trying to lure them into crimes. The ending was the moral of the whole movie, been a bad guy was not all that it was supposed to be, they eventually show cowardice when it came to reality....Cagney's character Rocky Sullivan at the end, cowardly cried, screamed, when he went to the electric chair and O'Brian's character explaining his friend's true self to the kid who adored and wanted this type of life.

As parents we are outnumbered, a father who does his best to teach his kids to be honest and good competes with the fool who sings the good life selling drugs and hoes. The politicians who takes what is not theirs, hateful people who do their best to demonize him simply because he is dad, stuck on the same idiotic message that men cause violence, men cause wars, men rape, men achieve power by raping women, teach men not to rape, comparing all men to the few who do bad to others, instead of those who sacrifice so much for their kids. Schools promoting immoral behaviour, sex with whoever.....that is what we compete with, low lives and people who hate everything around them, pass that hate to others and the weak who even pass this as an evolution of society.
Is that who we really are?

No matter what they tell you, what they spew, men in general are good, caring for children, and women and the Elderly. Men as a whole, do not rape women, do not abandon their kids, they teach them moral values, want to see them achieve the best they can be....
We will even put our lives on the line to protect these values...

Yet, the low lives, the beta humans we compete with is sometimes overwhelming.
When the few bad ones are pointed out as an example of the majority's behaviour, and promoted as such for financial reason, then such a society is on it's way out, we can fight all we want, maybe even wait them out, but remember this, negative people rarely change their colours, you have to physically push them out, staying silent only emboldens them to continue.

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