by Kay Lee Are you old enough to remember when you could honestly tell your children police officers are their friend? Back before the drug war I mean?
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, Sep 2, 2004
Are you old enough to remember
when you could honestly tell your children
police officers are their friend? Back
before the drug war I mean? Before law enforcers developed
this over-kill mentality?
there are a few honorable police officers
left, respectable public servants really
trying to keep peace among the citizenry
they are a part of without getting too
heavy-handed. I'm not talking about that small group.
there are also way too many cops who have let their
semi-military training and quasi-military weapons
go to their heads. They think they're
in a war zone and we the people are
the enemy. You can't talk to them, reason with
them, explain to them, depend on them to do the right thing,
or even ask them for help without having them
turn on you with that cold stare and
begin to act as if you might be a criminal
One thing this drug war has cost is respect for
author- ity. Whenever I hear a cop say, "Ve're just
doink our job", my reply is, 'You do it with way too
much enjoyment to JUST be doing your
One little silver-haired lady I know
has spent her seventy-some years
obeying the law. She and her husband
have worked very hard for everything they have - excuse me,
HAD. One day a crowd of cops dressed in black
barged into their home at 6am, cussing and
screaming. For the next hour they prowled the
house ransacking everything while guns were held to the
terrified couple's heads.
Seems the cops were looking
for drugs that weren't there,
but that didn't stop them from using the asset for-
feiture laws to begin loading everything they could into the
waiting vehicles. Oh yeah, they made an inventory list, but
all her jewelry just disappeared into the
cops' big pock- ets. The gifts of love
from her husband over the 45 years of their
marriage never showed up on the inventory at all
and were never seen again.
couple's family had to help them hire a
lawyer and it took them nearly two years to get any of their
belongings back, even though cops found nothing amiss.
Now when that tiny little lady, who otherwise
never cusses, sees a police officer,
she whispers in a tense voice, "I just
hate those bastards!"
I really can't blame her. Damn this
never-ending drug war and the mindless overbearing
cops it has
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