To be honest that's how most officers will look at this. It's hard to explain to other folks how cops feel when this sort of thing happens..
We know when another officer has done wrong, and if asked we'll say so. But people get too wrapped up and emotionally invested sometimes which is part of why we stay silent much of the time.
When a cop fucks up, be it something small or something huge like this, I'm not angry, I'm disappointed
. We don't really want to discuss it with civilians, we want to discuss it amongst ourselves. I'd like to talk to the officer from the OP video so I could go "WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING?! ARE YOU FUCKING BRAINDEAD?!"
But there's not really anything for me to discuss with civilians, they don't have the same perspective as cops do. There's nothing wrong
with that, it's just a reality. About the most I can donate to a conversation about that is the neutral and academic truth of if the officer was justified in the actions they took by the book. It's just sort of sobering for us, we'll all have personal opinions if we were also on scene or we knew the officer involved personally, but there doesn't seem to be much of a point to discussing it with a civilian because most of them want to turn one cops actions into a tirade about all
cops, and unless you parrot their opinion they'll just get into a fight with you about it.
I'm at work right now and showed this video to a co-worker and his comments were "Motherfucker needs to go to jail bro... There's always one idiot in every department.."
edited 1st Jun '11 12:51:02 AM by Barkey
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