How would you respond?  

dano6332 56M
363 posts
10/8/2005 7:15 pm

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How would you respond?


I was catching up on Saintliannas post for the day and she wrote an incredibly erotic story about working out a ticket with a Pennsylvania Trooper. As always a great job by a wonderfully skilled writer when I was stunned by a response I saw.

"I truly hate cops. I laugh whenever I see a news story about one of them getting shot, run over, whatever--as long as they end up dead or fucked for life, and extra points if the perp gets away. I even used to have a videotape compilation of cops getting assaulted; my fave was a guy who smashed a brick into a cop's head.

So next time, can you offer a story where the cop ends up getting anally gang ? Cuz THAT would be cool."

I was simply amazed by the hatred this comment contained for a group of people I respect and admire. but I had to ask what could make someone feel this way?
Is he mentally unstable? Could the pressure of working in a environmentally controlled office be getting to him? Is is possible he is a recent graduate of one of the fine penal institutions of our state? Perhaps his driving privileges were taken away for drunken driving? There simply is no way to tell so I pondered my response carefully. I did not challenge him to visit the convention so we could discuss this in person even if he is the same height as I and in good shape versus a man who is partially disabled. I simply did not want to respond as a angry person who cannot debate a point or disagreement as a civilized person so here was my response.

"In 15 years as a cop I was beaten up, run over, shot at, spit on, had blood sprayed in my eyes and mouth from horrific trauma victims you cannot even picture, urinated on, I suffered broken bones, stitches, multiple surgeries, and am even partially disabled. I had cinder blocks thrown at me because a certain basketball team won a championship, helped stopped people from looting and crashed a lot of cars trying to get to people who were hurt or in need.
I also delivered babies on the side of the highway, gave CPR to total strangers in this day of communicable diseases, rescued people from burning cars, knocked on doors at 3AM to hug parents or family members who just lost a loved one, caught a bank robber, stopped a double in progress of 2 female minors, wrote a ton of tickets, poured out a lot of beer and did it for a hell of a lot less money than most people make.
If it makes you feel better go ahead and collect your freaking tapes and hate all the cops you want. But when you roll your car over on I55 at Market street because you had to many or could not handle the snow the Trooper who keeps you alive until the helicopter arrives is still going to help you. He is not going to ask if you want him to be killed or sodomized because he took an oath to protect you and even if he knew that was the way you felt he would still come out and place his body between you and the real world."

Maybe I misread his words and this is simply his attempt at humor. Maybe he is simply a person with a grudge who wants to make a statement. Yes this is a democracy and you are certainly entitled to your opinion on any topic. Heck I will normally be the first to defend your rights and have in the past defended people that I loathed (when I was a rookie on the south side I had to place myself between a group of nazis and a group of counter demonstrators to protect the pitiful nazis with their message of hate) because that is what I was sworn to do. Sorry, I no longer have to do that because I am no longer a cop, so am willing to engage in a rollicking debate. May I also recommend a trip to Springfield to look at the wall of honor for all the police officers in Illinois who gave their lives defending you. Like the monuments in Washington DC for our servicemen it speaks to your soul.

Saint I again apologize for my reaction on your post.
Dan

BLONDENEEDSSEX 57F

10/8/2005 11:50 pm

When I had my store I got to know a great many of our Police Officers
and yes while I admit I truly do love a man in uniform I have nothing but deep RESPECT and ADMIRATION for the people who dawn that uniform and put their lives on the line everyday. To be so disrespectful is just a show of the ignorance and the reason our world is so at war with each other.

I am saddened that you had to read such lack of couth and respect from a commenter.


rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
10/10/2005 7:42 pm

People with anger issues are everywhere....even here. People who are that angry in that sort of way are dangerous and one of many reasons we need dedicated police officers.
You did the right thing.


playfulwithyou33 56F
961 posts
10/10/2005 10:41 pm

Hey, apparently fucktards come a dime a dozen.


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
10/10/2005 11:22 pm

You expressed a sincere opinion and you did it with class.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
10/10/2005 11:28 pm

Dont apologize, you did nothing wrong, I wasnt exactly sure what to say to that comment and I am glad that you did. I feel sad too.


dano6332 56M

10/11/2005 5:46 am

Thanks everyone. I was simply seeing red and as hottiecop can testify you never want a cop scared or angry because they tend to overreact. It is a survival mechanism that lets you go home at the end of the day. We used to talk about it at choir practice and the prevailing thought is "I would rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6" I am sure he has his reasons for what he wrote but frankly I think he is simply a coddled academic (he lives in a university town) who has never put it on the line in a life and death situation and just like Blondes so eloquent post to her friend who was killed I have lost several cops who were close to me. To see them vilified in public was very hard for me to walk away from. I am a peaceful man with the wisdom of age behind me so am over it and just really wonder why people would behave this way at his age.

Thanks again everyone and as they still say at roll call
"lets be careful out there" and that means you HC


rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
10/11/2005 4:52 pm

I'm glad you said something Dano and especially that you responded on Saintli's post in answer. You showed uncommon tact in your response aptly demonstrating that "C" is just a twisted fuck and is wasting oxygen if he really believes what he wrote.

Freedom of expression is an essential right that everyone should have and so I won't say "C" doesn't have a right to say the closeminded hate filled words that he did.

But to borrow Playful's word, my freedom of expression is that anyone that believes what "C" wrote is a "fucktard." I'm glad he outed himself as such.

I'm proud to know you Dano

Thanks for writing your thoughts


S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo
.
~Dante~


tillerbabe 56F

10/11/2005 10:20 pm

Well, as a Firefighter baby.....I work side by side with the men and women in blue....
I'm glad you spoke so eloquently, but I wouldn't "sweat it" too much either, people like this are not worth even discussing in your BLOG....some people are just angry and mean. They need to be first; pitied, then ignored.


dano6332 56M

10/12/2005 5:17 am

Luke,
Very well said my friend. Still working on whata "fucktard"is but I am pretty sure I get the idea.

Tiller, Thank you for your response from the firefighters side. No way I would ever do what those guys do. I have enough sense when the building is burning to run away. A tough group of guys (and gals) with a tough job.


DefiniteTrouble 50F

10/12/2005 6:34 am

I have to family members that are officers, as well as several friends. People cannot imagine the danger they submit themselves to on a daily basis during these times. It didn't used to be this way...people just have no respect for them anymore...and it sucks.


dano6332 56M

10/12/2005 3:53 pm

DT yes it does but there will always be people willing to do it. Whether they join the Military, work an ambulance, Fight fires, police us or put us back together in the ER every person in this world has a duty and a desire to help each other in some small way. It can be the guy who does his best to make your coffee at starbucks or the person who waved you into traffic in front of him.

Sometimes we just forget but I really do believe most people are basically good at heart. Sure there are always aberattions and sick animals that may be better off locked away from us but I have this desire to believe most of us are basically good and decent.


pussinboots4u 50M/47F

10/14/2005 10:44 pm

Great post! Yes, I am the biggest cry baby over my speeding tickets, but hell - I know I speed and I know they are just doing their job. I have a great respect for anyone that can go into that field, it is not an easy having to go through all of things you stated in this post.


dano6332 56M

10/16/2005 11:15 am

Thanks Puss see you guys soon


digdug41 49M

10/22/2005 8:29 pm

I know this is late dan but I must say this even when I was going against the grain of society I never had anything but respect for my arresting officers. and I tell you this too when I look at it now they rescued me and I have nothing but gratitude for them.

now not all of them are legit because those are the ones who hide behind the badge and still do dirt and I realized this, a cop can do anything he wants to you as long as there are no witnesses at least here in new york city and I actually heard that from a cop my friends dad who worked homicide I almost became a cop back in 88 but two officers died on the same day here in nyc that yr and I never responded to the academy.

yeah it is not just a job and most police officers that I've come into contact with are so jaded by what they see I'm sort've happy I didnt become one I dont think I can take the of a child that would turn me inside out. but hats off to the men and women who can do it

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