There was a university study done were a they emulated a prison. One group of students were inmates and another group were guards. One third of the guards abused their position of authority. One guard went as far as to lock a fellow student in a closet to punish him. Now these students were just playing a game compared to what an officer goes through in a day on the job.
I am quite certain that way more than one third of police officers abuse their authority after a few lessons from their warped colleagues and a few run ins with true butt-heads.
Quite a few officers let their authority go to their head. I have had some negative experiences with police officers that got personal. The only way the situation was resolved is when it was clear as day that I would do what ever it took to make them back off and I didn't give a damn about consequences.
I also know law enforcement officers I would gladly give my life so they could live another day. Their sacrifice and contributions to the community are so great that my sacrifice would be nothing more than a simple thank you.
"I do not aim with my hand; I aim with my eye. He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not shoot with my hand; I shoot with my mind. He who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I do not kill with my gun; I kill with my heart. He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father."
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