Wednesday, December 10, 2014

In Support of All Good Police Officers Everywhere in America

As many of you know, my youngest son is a police officer. I have good friends who are police officers. I support police officers. There are bad apples in all professions. I am a nurse and we don't even want to touch on the number of bad nurses and doctors there are out there. And yes, some of them kill people. Mainly out of stupidity. But, only in America, will we give national support for criminals while we vilify our police officers. This country has made martyrs out of a couple of guys who were breaking the law and refused to follow police orders. We are now living in a country where parents do not teach their kids to respect the police. I don't want to live in a country without police protection. Do you? Do you want the officers to turn their heads and look the other way because they don't want to get caught up in a case where they become the story, instead of the criminal they are paid to take off the streets? I am 100% for open communications about the race issues in America. But not if it means that we can only talk about one side. There are two sides to all stories. The media is a pot stirring bunch who tell the lop-sided story to pad their own pockets. ALL people, regardless of your color, are responsible to help change this problem. The problem belongs to all of us.

I am sharing this article I found on Facebook. It is a police officers view on the problems in America. 

By Lt Daniel Furseth
Today, I stopped caring about my fellow man. I stopped caring about my community, my neighbors, and those I serve. I stopped caring today because a once noble profession has become despised, hated, distrusted, and mostly unwanted.
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.” I stopped caring today because we work to keep our streets safe from mayhem in the form of reckless, drunk, high, or speeding drivers, only to be hated for it, yet hated even more because we didn't catch the drunk before he killed someone they may know.
Nevertheless, we are just another tool used by government to generate “revenue.” I stopped caring today because Liberals hate the police as we carry guns, scare kids, and take away their drugs. We always kill innocent people with unjust violence. We are called bullies for using a Taser during a fight, but are condemned further for not first tasing the guy who pulls a gun on us.
And if we do have to shoot, we are asked “why didn't you just shoot the gun out of their hand?” And when one of us is killed by the countless attacks that do happen (but are rarely reported in the mainstream media) the haters say, “Its just part of the job.” I stopped caring today because Conservatives hate us as we are “the Government.” We try to take away their guns, freedoms, and liberty at every turn.
We represent a “Police State” where “jackbooted badge-wearing thugs” randomly attack innocent people without cause or concern for constitutional rights. We are Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Rodney King all rolled into one lone police officer stopping to help change an old lady’s tire. I stopped caring today as no one wants us around, but instantly demands answers, results, arrests, when a crime takes place.
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.
I stopped caring today because a video of a cop six states away, from a department that you never heard of, screws up and forgets his oath of honor, thus firing up an internet lynch-mob of cop haters even though 99% of us work twice as hard not to end up in the news and to still be “the good guys.” We are “militarized” because we wear body armor and Kevlar helmets when shots are fired or rocks thrown at us and carry scary looking rifles even though everyone knows that they are easier to shoot and are more accurate than a handgun or a shotgun.
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?”
To idolize gangsters, thugs, sexually promiscuous behavior, and criminals over hard work, dedication, and achievement. To argue that getting stoned should be a right, yet getting a job or an education is a hassle. To steal versus earn. To hate versus help. Yes, I stopped caring today. But tomorrow, I will put my uniform back on and I will care again.


  1. It does take a special person to want to be a first responder like a police man, fireman, etc., and to want to help people and keep people safe. I don't agree with the recent events that are going on that villify the police officers and tend to forget that the people they were approaching had done something wrong like break a law. Events would have played out differently if those involved just followed the orders of the police.


  2. Wow. I'm so glad you shared this, Paula.
    I'm appalled at the way our citizens have skewed their idea of 'right' and 'wrong.' Mostly, I'm seriously in awe of the way our Police Officers and Deputies are able to keep their calm while being spit on (literally and figuratively). I sure couldn't do it!

  3. I do believe in my heart that the majority of Americans see through the narratives being thrust upon us by the media and the social justice bunch and the politicians who are also adding fuel to the fire. We need our police officers and our military. We are a Republic of laws and we are also one of the most tolerant nations around the world. With your son being an Officer I know you hear about the other side of the story. It's a shame that the entire Police Departments are being labelled something they certainly are not. (Everyone knows that there are incidents that unjust but by and large those are very very few in comparison to the overall picture)

    1. Thanks for replying! I hope the country "gets" it too!

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    1. And thanks to you and Frank for all the years of crap you had to put up with!!

  5. Very nice outlook and article. I totally one hundred percent agree with you. I have friends for cops too. These people they are making to be martyrs are criminals. They broke the law. If they didn't, there would be no confrontation. The media does nothing to help this either. I don't watch media coverage on anything, because of their lop-sided views. They want the "scoop" but what they mainly do is jumble up all the facts and get people riled up and present misconceptions. I saw a shirt the other day that said "Hate cops?, Next time you need help, call Crackheads" I laughed. It's so true. The same people that vilify cops for "killing their baby" are the same ones that have to call them two or three times a month because that same "baby" tried to kill them or someone else and they want protection. Plus, I am tired of the only pictures the media shows of the people are when they are 12 or 13 and not their mug shots. Ugh. Great post though, it gets me fired up!

    1. Thank you so much Cristy! That is exactly what I am trying to say.

  6. My nephew is a cop; I've nearly always been treated well by cops; and I might very well be even more disgusted than you by these assholes who walk around chanting "Hands up. Don't shoot" (not to mention by a president who agrees with them, and by a media that likewise regards the police as the problem). People like them are a big part of the reason why I can never call myself a liberal even though I lean more that way than to the conservative side. I could write a book about my disgust, and maybe you could too. Sometimes, I want to post about such things, but I know I would have to spend hours gathering data, and for what, so twenty people could read it and me not get a penny for my labors. No, I guess not, although it weighs heavily upon me.

  7. I don't know that I am a liberal...I am a registered Democrat. But that may have been more to piss off my dear husband than anything else. But I never voted for the current president. Nor do I find much about him that I find appealing. I think this country has sank further into a racial relations pit than ever since he took of the reins as POTUS. Very sad to see him lie to his very own people and that they follow him blindly and believe all that he says. All of this unrest weighs heavily on me because of my son. He is not only a good police officer but a very good man.


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