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Forum Post: Respect Police Officers

Posted 10 years ago on Nov. 15, 2011, 4:49 p.m. EST by BeStrong (13)
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Police officers have an incredibly difficult and dangerous job. Show them by your actions that you are following their directions. Thank them for their hard work.

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[-] 1 points by Publius1981 (22) 10 years ago

We can respect police officers without approving the decisions of their leaders and how they're deployed - the same goes with supporting our military without approving of what they're ordered to do in Iraq and Afghanistan.

So yes, respect police officers. They're part of the 99 percent and most of the time - they're not forced to arrest people for political crimes. But that doesn't mean you have to respect how they are deployed or the edict of the ruler that took them away from their beat - as if there are not enough problems in a major US city - to suppress a political protest.

[-] 1 points by BeStrong (13) 10 years ago

Negative antidotes don't justify your conclusion. Confrontation with police will not serve our objective. It's the powerful banker and corrupt politicians.

[-] 1 points by Vooter (441) 10 years ago

Fuck them.

[-] 0 points by alouis (1511) from New York, NY 10 years ago

The respect they deserve is the respect they show. They have a slogan on all cop cars that says Courtesy Professionalism Respect is bass ackwards. It should be Courtesy Respct AND Professionalism (CRAP) . And these attributes are not what they believe they must manifest towards the public. No, It's what they DEMAND from the public, (or they'll beat the living crap outta them.) http://gawker.com/5854503/dear-nypd-just-following-orders-is-not-a-good-slogan

NYPD BY MAX READ OCT 29, 2011 11:59 AM 33,333 157 Share

FACEBOOK TWITTER NEWSLETTER

Dear NYPD: ‘Just Following Orders’ Is Not a Good Slogan Hundreds of off-duty cops showed up in the Bronx on Friday to protest the indictment of corrupt colleagues on ticket-fixing charges. Among the slogans on their signs: "Just Following Orders." Doesn't that sound... familiar?

Is it a song lyric, or something? Or a commercial jingle? Oh—wait—I remember now! It's the way Nazi officers excused their war crimes. That would make sense! If there's one thing the NYPD is really good at, besides spying on Muslims, framing black people, beating protesters and raping women, it's public relations. After all, what better way to refute charges of systemic corruption and abuse of power than by borrowing your defense from Nazis?

Oof. The ticket-fixing indictments were unsealed yesterday, bringing to light 1,600 criminal counts ranging from the minor (sweeping tickets under the rug) to the major ("helping a man get away with assault"). It's a major scandal, though in most ways it confirms what people already knew about New York cops:..

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