I am starting to hear news about police officers all over the country becoming disgusted with the way they are being treated these days —- (LOL) — and many of them are considering leaving their jobs forever ….. (Except perhaps for the ones who have not worked enough years yet to have earned a retirement pension.).
So, I guess, because of the rising tide of the cry to “Defund” police because of their perceived danger to the communities they are sworn to serve and to protect, we might be in for a mass exodus of police from police forces all over the United States.
Pardon me while I get out my crying towel so that I can weep a tear.
There is a solution to this, of course —- Let the current police all quit or get fired and let the communities involved start from ground zero by forming their own municipal police academies, creating their own set of training standards, and hire and train a brand new police force that has been properly vetted and one that answers to the people instead of to some union or some politician with an ax to grind ….
Or let us finally decide for once and for all that not all police are bad apples and that the majority of them are honest, caring, compassionate individuals laying their lives on the line every day so that the rest of us might have some peace and security in our lives … Remember that the police live under horrendous pressures every day — pressures of wondering, when they leave their homes to go to work if they are ever going to come home again ….that kind of pressure … every day … several hours a day ….
I don’t think that all police officers should be blamed for the actions of a deranged few.
Without effective policing, anarchy is going to be the order of the day.
Does America want to risk that?