2 comments on “Freeze, Police!

  1. I am a retired soldier, not a police officer. I have never envied law enforcement officers the high-wire performance that is your job. There are many crackpots out there who shout “constitution” who have never read it (and probably don’t read anything). I am concerned however (having taken an oath to defend the constitution of the US from all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC)that police organizations are being told that people who support third party candidates, are concerned with constitutional rights, or consider our current political direction to be facsist are potential terrorists. I fear that we are two ends being played against the middle. I would submit to you that there are interests that would love nothing more than to see police put in the position of suppressing proconsitutional protests. The man referenced above is obviously an idiot; but be wary: don’t forget that many who are concerned with the constitutionality of the actions of authority are informed and concerned with the preservation of liberty for our progeny.
    When I worked in the Intelligence field it was illegal to target US citizens yet now we have “fusion” centers supporting your profession, like MAIC in Missouri, collecting information on US citizens and lumping patriots with whackos in order to manipulate law enforcement officers.
    Be careful gentlemen there are troubled days coming and you don’t want to look back on your life and see that you had a hand in helping tear down what you loved.
    Many like me are armed (legally) and though you are taught to view us all with suspicion, we are the type of people that would gladly go into the line of fire to pull you out. Many of us, from whom you draw your authority, are just as interested in preserving the peace and liberty of our country. Beware the “us vs them” mentality that is so easily bred in your environment. Soldiers fall victim to it also and end up doing nightmarish things they carry for the rest of their lives.

  2. PC,

    I know this is an older post, but I had to leave a comment.

    I think that too many people use dumb excuses for their criminal transgressions using the U.S. constitution as a shield. In reality, as Keith had mentioned, most of these people have no clue what rights are afforded to them and when they are being relinquished.

    The best thing when being on an intensive call like that one is that everyone, including the suspect, comes out alright.

    Oh…and I like this one the most – I pay your salary, buddy – of course, I reply: Thank you, but I pay my salary, too.

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