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Posted: 6/3/2015 7:21:30 PM EDT
As the title says,  after 18 years on the job, I truly feel that I have a front row seat for the decline of the Western World.
Link Posted: 6/3/2015 7:50:46 PM EDT
Front row,,,,,,   I didn't understand  when my grandfather would say the end is coming,    when my dad said the end was coming I laughed,   when I told my kid  to prepare for the end.  I didn't think I would be living to see it.,,,,,,
Link Posted: 6/5/2015 10:27:27 AM EDT
2 more years you can retire and find a seat in the back.
Link Posted: 6/5/2015 11:10:19 AM EDT
35 years dealing with the same POS people; it never changes.
Link Posted: 6/8/2015 12:19:31 AM EDT
Same attitude towards Law Enforcement in the 60s.   Shit ebbs and flows.  Crime will always be there.  
Link Posted: 6/8/2015 10:51:34 PM EDT
I hear you brother. I am f.d. and can attest to the same.
Link Posted: 6/9/2015 2:31:28 PM EDT

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Everything that has happened once will happen again. It is a pendulum; society wants a loosing of proactive law enforcement since everyone says LE is to aggressive and hard. LE backs down and crime goes up. LE becomes reactive and less aggressive. Society then wants safe streets agains and less crime. LE becomes aggressive again and proactive. Crime goes down but LE has a heavy hand.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
Link Posted: 6/9/2015 8:26:31 PM EDT
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Everything that has happened once will happen again. It is a pendulum; society wants a loosing of proactive law enforcement since everyone says LE is to aggressive and hard. LE backs down and crime goes up. LE becomes reactive and less aggressive. Society then wants safe streets agains and less crime. LE becomes aggressive again and proactive. Crime goes down but LE has a heavy hand.
       
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Same attitude towards Law Enforcement in the 60s.   Shit ebbs and flows.  Crime will always be there.  


Everything that has happened once will happen again. It is a pendulum; society wants a loosing of proactive law enforcement since everyone says LE is to aggressive and hard. LE backs down and crime goes up. LE becomes reactive and less aggressive. Society then wants safe streets agains and less crime. LE becomes aggressive again and proactive. Crime goes down but LE has a heavy hand.
       
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Truth
Link Posted: 6/9/2015 10:27:09 PM EDT
The more things change the more they stay the same.
Link Posted: 6/10/2015 3:56:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/13/2015 1:23:04 AM EDT
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Short but worth the read

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Good read..& very true
Link Posted: 6/14/2015 9:32:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2015 10:37:57 AM EDT
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Everything that has happened once will happen again. It is a pendulum; society wants a loosing of proactive law enforcement since everyone says LE is to aggressive and hard. LE backs down and crime goes up. LE becomes reactive and less aggressive. Society then wants safe streets agains and less crime. LE becomes aggressive again and proactive. Crime goes down but LE has a heavy hand.      
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That's what I've seen over the years.

People do not want a police force. They want a bunch of wand wavers that run around waving magic wands and make bad things go away painlessly.
Link Posted: 6/16/2015 10:44:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2015 10:55:38 AM EDT
Back when I retired, I was not ready to, it hurt, I missed it. Today, my buddies coming up for retirement CANNOT WAIT to get out of there. Morale is bad and I am afraid it sometimes turns journeymen into slugs. I am glad I got out when I did.
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Everything that has happened once will happen again. It is a pendulum; society wants a loosing of proactive law enforcement since everyone says LE is to aggressive and hard. LE backs down and crime goes up. LE becomes reactive and less aggressive. Society then wants safe streets agains and less crime. LE becomes aggressive again and proactive. Crime goes down but LE has a heavy hand.      






That's what I've seen over the years.



People do not want a police force. They want a bunch of wand wavers that run around waving magic wands and make bad things go away painlessly.

Yup.... they want Cops to be everything but Cops. Marriage counselors, psychologist, garbage men, AAA road side, EMS, etc.... but actually do police work.... LOL

 
Link Posted: 6/17/2015 11:36:07 AM EDT
37 yrs three more to go, just don't want to get in any s#!t.
Link Posted: 6/17/2015 12:08:22 PM EDT
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That's why I was considering opening 'Bubba's Alligator Farm' as a retirement gig.


Link Posted: 6/21/2015 2:34:30 AM EDT
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As the title says,  after 18 years on the job, I truly feel that I have a front row seat for the decline of the Western World.
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Justice for Trayvon!
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 2:56:08 AM EDT
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I just had this conversation with a family member who is a newer LEO. He isn't a slug, and gets frustrated with those who are.
Link Posted: 6/21/2015 3:03:12 AM EDT
Vacation in Baltimore

[youtube]https://youtu.be/TepT0Ttwz7M[/youtube]

https://youtu.be/TepT0Ttwz7M
Link Posted: 6/29/2015 1:30:22 AM EDT
I'm on day 4
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:02:18 PM EDT
Mah Brutha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEfDYttu3Vk
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 3:41:05 PM EDT
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Back when I retired, I was not ready to, it hurt, I missed it. Today, my buddies coming up for retirement CANNOT WAIT to get out of there. Morale is bad and I am afraid it sometimes turns journeymen into slugs. I am glad I got out when I did.
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I can't even count the amount of texts I get saying "I wish I was retired too".
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