reddragon70 wrote:I am sorry to say that I used to believe that most police officers were just every day working guys like me. Nowadays, in my 40s, I am starting to wonder. There seems to be an increasing number, not just in the US, who enjoy their power just a little too much.
In 1989 I lived in Maryland and I was dating a girl whose father had been a police Inspector in San Francisco. We were having dinner and talking about things and the subject of protesting came up, seeing as many were continuing to protest What Reagan Hath Wrought and What Bush Hath Continued. Specifically, I said that I don't know if I'd go protest in the times as they were, long-haired boy makin' trouble and all.
Then he said one of the scariest things I've ever heard. He said, "That's one of the reasons I left the Force. It used to be, with Police, an Us versus Them mentality. THEM being the perps, the criminals, the bad guys. Nowadays it's US-meaning cops-versus everybody else."