I just received this text from a good friend of mine who has been a great cop for 15 years in the one of most violent gang ridden cities in our nation…please read this…
“People think cops are a gang …like we should expect to be shot and hurt because it’s our job. The cops I know took this job to catch the bad guys and make the world safer. Some also took it just because it’s a good job …but that doesn’t mean they don’t also do a good job.
The whole “it’s us against them “is bs because some of us are “us” I grew up dirt poor. I’m not black… But I’m multi racial and I’ve seen prejudice in my life but that doesn’t mean you can defy authority and break the law. I work with whites blacks Asians Hispanics etc. who chose to do this job.
It’s sad when we’re made out to be the enemy. I’m starting not to care about “catching the bad guys” and more worried about whether I’ll go home at night and if doing my job will land me in federal court or prison or dead.
It’s a sad lately because I’d rather let the bad guys get away than to risk everything for people who don’t care about me.
Seriously I’m done. A job which use to give me so much pride… Now when people ask me what I do for a living, I lie…”