Originally Posted by The Hick
Yep. Unfortunately cops are not allowed to have bad days simply because their bad days can ruin other people's lives. And from one video people will automatically assume the cop is like this every day, which may be true but also is very likely untrue.
A feel good video of cop having a bad day
It happens. I've snapped at people while I'm on the job.
Cops are people too. They have mortgages, and kids, and go through divorces and are cheated on and can't pay their bills and have too much going on in life just like the rest of us.
He doesn't need to be fired, but he does (and probably will) be suspended for a few weeks.
Ironically, people on this board will defend being ***** to cops all the time, but the second a cop is a dick in return, it's 'he should be fired'. I dealt with that a lot while I was deployed... dudes could shoot at me all day long from houses and I couldn't shoot back (and they were well aware of that fact), but if one day I lost it and did shoot back, I'd have been sent to the brig.
Police union: Baltimore at 'tipping point' because of too few cops on streets
The Baltimore Police Department routinely deploys too few patrol officers to be effective and has reached a "tipping point of being unable to protect the city and its citizens" as a result, according to the union that represents rank-and-file officers.
The understaffing of patrol shifts has gotten so bad, the president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, Gene Ryan, said Wednesday, that officers patrolling neighborhoods all across Baltimore are "only able to respond to calls for service, with no time left for proactive policing of any nature."
This is what happens when the mayor of the city calls all cops racist and accuses them of violating someone's civil rights without any evidence. In the past two years, the police force in Baltimore is 14% smaller than it once was. So now, there aren't enough officers in the city to respond to calls so people are bitching. So how do you fill the void? You lower the standards. But then you get shitty cops, and then people still bitch.
Its a lose/lose situation for the most part, because to many, cops can do no right. Ever.
Who is going to want to sign up for shitty pay and long hours just to be called racist over and over again by the very people you are risking your life for every day?
It's quite the conundrum. Police too much, people bitch. Not enough officers to police, people bitch.
And to that point, the homicide numbers in Baltimore (where there are too few cops because they're all racist) have nearly doubled in the past two years. Who's fault is that? Probably the police department's fault, am I right guys?
Oh yeah, and the left also wants everyone to give up their guns except the very cops who they are bitching about.