I had to take a second look…

Category: Musings Written by R Kane / September 25, 2015

At what I saw just a few hours ago.  My kid was sick at school so I had to go and pick her up. When I get there a cop car is out front and a kid is in the back.  He’s crying, scared to death, and the cop is just standing there telling him to stop crying and ‘man up’.  I take it, from over-hearing the conversation, that the boy had a warrant for his arrest and the Police found him at the school.

Now, I didn’t want to blog about this today.  I don’t like throwing my opinions out there for all to see, it’s not that I’m anti-social or anything, it’s that I’m selectively social.  I pick and chose my friends with great care and before you think otherwise I have respect for the job of being a Police Officer.  Its thankless work at times with a scrutiny that feels like the world is just waiting for you to make the slightest miss-step so it can beat you into unconsciousness with a ball-ping hammer.  Yet like any occupation there are good and bad employees.  There’s that group who excel at the job, like it was a calling and they fit right into it like a hand slipping into a glove.  Those guys and gals drive me crazy because I have never been a natural at anything in my life. I need to put in at least 25 hours just learning what a job entails so I can be left alone to fend for myself. Then you have the ones who should think about the other prospects in their life. Some jobs are just made for certain types, like say a doctor.  I knew at an early age I didn’t want to be a doctor, my bed side would be somewhere between the Terminator and the Predator, cold and invisible, which is why I went into computers and electronics. I do better with tearing things apart and then putting it all back together.

So, this cop this morning treating that kid like he was some hardened criminal, I’m not condemning him for being a bad cop.  Maybe he was having a bad morning or missed his coffee break.  I won’t call him a bad man or say he’s anything but just that, a man.  I do wonder if he needs to think about his chosen profession or maybe he needs a few more hours of training to handle such situations.

I know I would…


Thank for sharing!

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