There is the situation where cops have to cuff criminals and the criminal then screams he's been hurt by the cuffs or something in the arrest. That cop has to take the perp to an ER and wait there until he's been seen. Cops are then witness to ER employees slipping lawyer's business cards to the criminals who fake injury at their arrest. Meanwhile, the cops sit there knowing this perp will either get rich or get off.....arresting can't be easy when a criminal is on drugs or just trying hard to get away and won't calm down and they do get a bruise here or there, so's the cop! But, the cop can't call a lawyer! But the perps are taught how to do it.
Another pretty shocking fact is that the cops are fired on every single night during their shifts.....in the air, at the car, whatever..........they have guns shot at them all the time and nobody discusses this in the city council or the media. I don't know how they don't get and remain so bitter they literally cannot "protect and serve". They have wives and children at home, get shot at, take criminals into ERs because of the rules and waste hours sitting there because the law says they must and then they have to witness ER employees doing their best to help the perp? And so many of us are so hard on cops, aren't we. As if all of them are monsters in metal who can't get hurt, whose families don't worry, as if they're making $200K a year to take the abuse?
Funny, there was a sign I saw on the median of the street leading to the funeral that day. It said:
Times sure have changed; we used to have respect for those who risk their lives to save ours. Values? They shouldn't change, but it sure seems like they have. Yes, I KNOW some cops screw up, I know some of us have been arrested and didn't like it. No one's saying cops are perfect. I'm posting this to show another side and to relay some pretty horrid truths we should all know.......something we should all keep in mind the next time we see a cop.