When I was a child I respected and admired the police.Submitted by Citizen Joe on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 00:52
When I was a child I used to respect and admire the police. For a while I wanted to be one.
I remember the LAPD would come into our neighborhood and give away promotional LA. Dodger baseball cards to all the kids. We would play catch with one officer who was especially nice to us.
Then something changed. As we got older I noticed that they did not look at us the same even though we were still the same kids. They did not smile anymore. It seems like it was almost over-night although it was over a period of several years but they started treating us like criminals and looking at us with fear and disdain. At least how I took it, and after a while I too, looked at them with fear and distrust.
As an adult I have had my run-ins with police. Standing up for myself landed me in jail a few times and in retrospect I probably should have expressed myself a little bit better and calmer... lol But it's hard to respect a man who is taking your freedom away from you. Especially one who is a weak fat ass that would otherwise get pummeled if it weren't for the system that protects him.
So now I reach out to police respectfully. Thank them for their service, hand them a Oath Keepers pamphlet and proceed to ask them to respect everyone's civil rights and uphold their oath to the Constitution. But I also warn them that because of their treatment of the general public over all these years that they are in serious danger of violent repercussions if and when the public has had enough.