It always is. On a given day, don't you think one cop encounters more citizens than one citizen encountering cops? Im actually shocked there isn't more issues.
Cops are referees. Nobody thinks anything of them until the call doesn't go your way.
But after 8 hours of drama and who knows what else a cop deals with, hats off too them for doing that job.
The communities where most of these tragic scenarios happen and the cops need to do some serious mending of fences. Not some super macro from 50k feet approach either . Rolled up sleeves and sit in the same room and get consistent time together.
I don't know if empowering is the right word. More susceptible to a tragic mistake if their emotions get the best of them maybe.
We have blood lust in the US. From out movies to our video games to our sports. Boxing wasmt enough so they came up with UFC. Only from outside pressure did ESPN stop showing Jacked Up on Monday Countdown.
This is the unintended consequences of freedoms.
If guns were banned tomorrow no question the speed in which murders or robberies occur goes down. But give it time and a new way to get the job done happens.
We are Rome 2.0 in many ways. We are now in the same stages where Rome crumbled from within. I hope I'm wrong.
Unless you are a ceo of a fortune 500 company, to some degree we are all cogs in a wheel.
Being a pawn is in the eye of the beholden, not the beholder. Carve oit your own path and try to influence those in your radius as best you can.
And if they weren't near poorly unfunded high schools they would catch flack for not being close by.
Not everyone who joins the military is poor and uneducated. I'm sure yoi have more life lessons and a wider range of social circles from your decision to join than a kid who went to work at the local plant.