May 03, 2015

Emotional Facebook Post From the Eyes of a Cop Is a Chilling Reminder of What They Face Every Day

With the unrest in Baltimore over the last week, the relationship between law enforcement officers and the public has been in the spotlight more than ever.
This open letter from a Wisconsin police officer isn’t brand new, but is especially relevant today.
He touches on a few areas of frustration, ranging from parents:
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.”
… to armchair detectives:
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.
… to selfish youth:
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?”
But, in the end, he says, “tomorrow, I will put my uniform back on and I will care again.”


  1. I've been on that side of the fence. Yes, you have to put up with a lot of crap. Its part of the job. We understood the difference between the low-lifes and the people they preyed upon, we didn't look to create problems, but to settle them as peascefully as possible. There are still people in the profession who try to follow that rule, but they are overshadowed by the shaved head droids who seem to get off on hassling people. To reestablish the trust the people once had, the first thing modern police must do is to police themselves.

  2. Interesting reverse image search and I guess ol' Cliff there has deleted his FB.

    And if everyone around you is mad at you, look at yourself.