Being a law enforcement officer can be a difficult and dangerous job. The general public seems to be generally unaware and unappreciative of this simple fact. Traffic stops, second only to domestic disputes, are the most dangerous of all encounters for LEOs. An officer never really knows what kind of cranked up nutjob he might encounter, and many of his own have been injured or killed during an otherwise “routine traffic stop.”
There’s an awful lot of “roadside lawyers” out there whose sole purpose in life seems to be to heckle, harass and provoke these wonderful hardworking folks. Whether it’s whipping out and waving a Constitution in the face of an officer or arguing, ignorantly, the intricacies of traffic rules or special relativity, these morons seem to think that the proper place to contest a ticket is on the roadside. It’s not. That’s what traffic court is for, you morons.
The only reason I bring this up, is that an EDITED video was put up on YouTube that has the usual cop-haters out in force screaming “police brutality” or “Attica!” or whatever these cockroaches usually whine about when any story critical of LEOs hit the news.
New Democrat (the artist formerly known as the last “honest” conservative) John Cole predictably whines about the incident, unfortunately going so far as to call police “jack booted thugs,” and his leftist commentariot runs wild with the red meat. The response was so great that Michael D. just had to follow it up with more. John Cole wannabe, one Mr. Furious, makes a lot of noise about it but also fails to say anything rational.
I warn those working in law enforcement or those with loved ones doing this important and commendable work should steer clear of those idiotic rants. When one reads the comments of those who actually know what they’re talking about, it’s clear that this is all much ado about nothing. The linked forum contains a discussion by former and current officers, as well as a couple of ignorant trolls, but fortunately sanity prevails there.
Here’s some wise advice that everyone should heed. Always respect your local police, and if you see them out in public, perhaps even in a store ahead of you buying a cup of coffee, be sure to thank them for what they do. I don’t think they hear it often enough. Whenever I chat with them here in my town they are always very friendly, and my local police officers have wonderful senses of humor. I’ve met several of them around here and they are some of the nicest folks I have had the pleasure to meet.
The police are our friends, not our enemies. And they are as human as you are. So be sure to be courteous and treat them as you yourself would like to be treated. Don’t be a jackass like the moron who got himself tasered. He was clearly arguing and resisting all the way (over perhaps a $100 citation), was informed that he was under arrest, and could well have been going for a weapon. If fired upon by this man or his twitchy wife, he’d have been left for dead by the side of the road. Cop haters always seem to forget that. It’s pathetic.