Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thought from a Cop

By Lt Daniel Furseth, DeForest, Wisconsin Police Department

Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve. I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted.

I stopped caring today because parents refuse to teach their kids right from wrong and blame us when they are caught breaking the law. I stopped caring today because parents tell their little kids to be good or “the police will take you away” embedding a fear from year one. Moms hate us in their schools because we frighten them and remind them of the evil that lurks in the world.
They would rather we stay unseen, but close by if needed, but readily available to “fix their kid.” I stopped caring today because we work to keep our streets safe from mayhem in the form of reckless, drunk, high, or speeding drivers, only to be hated for it, yet hated even more because we didn’t catch the drunk before he killed someone they may know.

Nevertheless, we are just another tool used by government to generate “revenue.” I stopped caring today because Liberals hate the police as we carry guns, scare kids, and take away their drugs. We always kill innocent people with unjust violence. We are called bullies for using a Taser during a fight, but are condemned further for not first tasing the guy who pulls a gun on us.

And if we do have to shoot, we are asked “why didn’t you just shoot the gun out of their hand?” And when one of us is killed by the countless attacks that do happen (but are rarely reported in the mainstream media) the haters say, “Its just part of the job.” I stopped caring today because Conservatives hate us as we are “the Government.” We try to take away their guns, freedoms, and liberty at every turn.

We represent a “Police State” where “jackbooted badge-wearing thugs” randomly attack innocent people without cause or concern for constitutional rights. We are Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Rodney King all rolled into one lone police officer stopping to help change an old lady’s tire. I stopped caring today as no one wants us around, but instantly demands answers, results, arrests, when a crime takes place.

If a crime isn’t solved within the allocated 60 minutes it takes CSI on television, we are inept, incompetent, or covering something up. If we do get “lucky” it was just that and everyone with a Facebook account can post wonderful comments of how “they” would solve the case and how “we” are not nearly as clever.

I stopped caring today because a video of a cop six states away, from a department that you never heard of, screws up and forgets his oath of honor, thus firing up an internet lynch-mob of cop haters even though 99% of us work twice as hard not to end up in the news and to still be “the good guys.” We are “militarized” because we wear body armor and kevlar helmets when shots are fired or rocks thrown at us and carry scary looking rifles even though everyone knows that they are easier to shoot and are more accurate than a handgun or a shotgun.
I stopped caring today because the culture of today’s instantly connected youth is only there to take and never give back. To never accept responsibility for ones actions, but to blame everyone else instead of themselves. To ask “what is in it for me?” versus “what can I do for you?”

To idolize gangsters, thugs, sexually promiscuous behavior, and criminals over hard work, dedication, and achievement. To argue that getting stoned should be a right, yet getting a job or an education is a hassle. To steal verus earn. To hate versus help. Yes, I stopped caring today. But tomorrow, I will put my uniform back on and I will care again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have had contact with law enforcement three times in my life.The first while rideing my bike one officer pulled up behind i stop out of nowhere an unmarked car pulled up and stops in the middle of the street i get ided and they begin asking queations i have done nothing wrong a boy tells them im not the guy there looking for they still keep on asking questions i finally get tired of their crap and get pissed i was terrified remember what a teacher told me and ask if im being detained or am i free to go i get my id a tell them thats not right they laugh i leave. Second time i got pulled over going 35 in a 35 area he was just snopping. Third occasion 6 of us were in a vehicle when we see a cop heading north we keep driveing then he pulls a y turn he has a body camera 5 of us were intoxicated minors tells us our headlights are out two more officers arrive gives us citations i know he is lieing dont say anything as im thinkinge the cameras never lie ill prove hes lieing i get the discovery the video is edited they turn of the cameras so that they never record the lights guss what i lost faith in the law if they can get away with this they can get away with murder the few good cops are overshadowed by the for profit cops who only want to meet their cuota you are blinded to what really happens brown was killed not because he was black he got killed by a killer with a badge because he can the shit hit the fan i fear a cop more than i fear a gangbanger because cops are thugs with a gun and a badge the only way people will feel safe is if cops are audio video recorded with body cameras and dash cams during their shift if you working your being recorded.