M.C. wrote:What's with all the "don't tread on me, po-lice' crap?
They do a job that noone else wants to do, that exposes them to the worst elements of society, to protect people who don't give a damn about anyone other than themselves and won't thank them?
If you want to bitch about how the police infringes on your rights, then you should look yourselves for taking the good cops for granted. People tire out too, and the good cops will retire if they aren't treated right, leaving the people on a power trip in charge.
In summary - be nice to police, and police will be nice!
Um no, beyond that many people do want to be police, it pays quite well in for a government job and they frequently get thanked and attention for the tasks they do well. Police are there to enforce a system, if they don't enforce that system their job security is threatened and police choose to enforce that system and retain their jobs despite how incredibly broken and inefficient the system is.
They, unlike say teachers, are paid pretty decently have actual power and often are given raises and perceived to be good at their jobs for hurting society rather than helping it.
We can look at even the most basic things in our legal system like traffic enforcement. When the system is built around making money even at the expense of citizen lives and it becomes quite hard to respect the people making a living, getting bonuses, overtime and raises for enforcing not only exploitative but deadly laws.