Originally Posted by gunsmoke11
I can't let emotions drive my response to some of the anti cop posts, so I'll pass on responding for the time being. There's much in this country to criticize, but it should be done in the correct manner, cause I can definitely read hatred from some between the lines.
I don't know if your talking about me but it would not be the first time an LEO mistook my "candid" manner for hatred of Cops.
I do not hate anyone, I especially do not hate Cops. Part of the problem, and I recognize that it's "my" problem, is that those of us who have been paid to carry a gun from the sands of Egypt to the Korean DMZ, simply do not put LEO's on any kind of pedestal.
Yes, your job is dangerous, but you chose it, just as I chose it when I signed away my liberty "for a time" to do my part for this Country.
Are the civilians here any less trust worthy than I, because Service was not a part of there background? Hell No!
Am I any less trust worthy than you because I recognized that my personality was not conducive to Law Enforcement and I chose another path? Hell No!
From my perspective, there are a small handfull of LEO's here, with Robo setting the example, who do not come off as arrogant pricks whenever anyone questions a Cops actions.
What I'm trying to say is that in order to communicate as equals here, LEO's need to follow Robo's lead and leave that "chip on your shoulders" out of the debate. For my part, I will do my best to avoid insulting anyone.
I'd also like to apologize to the forum for my part in the running insult contest back around page 14 or so with J44. We both should have taken a higher path.
I'd also like to thank the Mod's for keeping this thread going despite our mutual display of attitude... I think it's finally leading to a productive conversation.