I am reblogging this for a couple of reasons. On the one hand, I understand her frustration. My father was a state trooper for 22 years, and I always feel the need to respond “NOT ALL COPS ARE BAD”.
But then, as even my dad has said, “There are bad people who have become police.” And from the perspective of people of color everywhere, there are many more officers who demonstrate the bad towards us than the good that this post so adamantly defends.
The takeaway for me? All police officers should police neighborhoods the way that they would want their own policed–then we would not have to write blogs like these having to defend the good ones from all the other ones.
And by the way: the reaction that the author felt from the comment is how black people feel when a white person discounts our experiences with law enforcement. “You suck. The end. You suck.”
I’m going to start by saying this is going to be a more serious blog than usual. So if you don’t like that sort of thing, click off now and read my next blog for the usual humor.
That said, it’s been snowing. A lot for NC. And I want to take a second to give a huge shout out to our local police department. We have a wonderful beat cop that goes above and beyond.
This is a cop that knocked on my door at 10 p.m. one evening, just to find out what he can do to help our neighborhood. And, even though my dog almost tried to eat him, he said she was a “good girl.” This is a cop that has been policing my street to catch speeders in an effort to keep our neighborhood safe. This is a man that recently challenged our neighborhood kids to a snowball…
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