Doesn’t Like Cops
I am a law-abiding citizen, about as law abiding as you can get, actually. My worst transgressions are speeding tickets.
But I have always despised cops. Maybe I’ve been unlucky but the ones I’ve encountered always seemed to relish the power they had over me and used it to cause me pain (financial and logistic). All for a “crime” that had no victim.
I speed chronically and always have, but strangely have never had an accident. How can that be? Aren’t we told incessantly that speed kills? I’ve never killed anyone; I’ve never even been in a fender-bender in 40 years. So their hypothesis must necessarily be wrong, logically. In my experience, it’s the slow drivers who have accidents and cause accidents. They’re not good drivers, and they know it.
But anyway, today I am disgusted by the news that Angeli Rose Gomez, a Hispanic farm worker in Texas, is being harassed by local law enforcement. Her crime? She ran to Robb Elementary School when she heard about a shooting, disobeyed orders by the cowardly cops and ran into the school to collect her sons and save them.
She is maybe 100 pounds, dripping wet, and was unarmed. She slipped the handcuffs that the “brave” law enforcement officers had put on her and ran in quickly to save her kids. The cops stood by and watched – picking their noses, presumably.
I despise police. They are generally high control/low intelligence individuals who are drawn to this profession because they can exercise control over others. They relish their power. It’s what turns them on. These people were often the schoolyard bully. Odious and unlikeable, they often chose to hide behind the badge, where they are magically transformed into heroes. Their fantasy is fulfilled!
But … but … when it comes to it, like in Texas, they are exposed for what they are, as they stand around for 77 minutes! Doing nothing – sorry, “securing the perimeter” – while little boys and girls are being shot by a madman.
Is it any wonder I despise cops?
Hey, big guy, why don’t you just go give a speeding ticket to Grandma? That’s all you’re good for. Tosser.
Mr. Morris: I have read your missives from time to time and really never formed an opinion regarding your point-of-view. Which means at worst, I was of the opinion that you were entitled to your opinion. I continue to believe that, however, I take issue with your expressed attitude toward the police officers. Wearing the badge could be much more attractive as a vocation if people who know absolutely nothing about their job would quit telling the officers how to do it. Our Mayor comes to mind, among others. My interaction with law enforcement to date has been somewhat as you described your own. A few speeding violations, mostly during the “drive 55” era. I travelled for a living and just couldn’t do it.
If I were making the call, some of our lawless residents would be in jail. The police are frequently reticent to do their job, but mostly when they do, it is as it should be. I would not want to approach a tinted glass vehicle any time but particularly at night when the infraction is a broken tailight, for which I might be shot. Some people may need killing, but you used to require a reason. As in politics, it takes way too long for bad apples to be sent on their way and the cops you describe may be among them. I think our taxes do pay some who wouldn’t last the first week in the private sector, but cut our friends in blue/black some slack as they are mostly the good guys. They certainly don’t take that job for the money and I don’t think the vast majority seek the badge to jerk folks around, but I guess it happens, I mean, you certainly wouldn’t simply be biased.
Rich, I actually agree with most of your rambling and prolix comment.
Oh Austin! You need to take a chill pill. I was taught to have respect for law enforcement officers. I have had a few speeding tickets over my 66 years and I deserved every one. Traffic laws are just as important as others. You cannot pick and choose. Every police person (I despise your use of the word “cops”) was correct in giving me a ticket. I have also had officers help me when I was run off the road by another vehicle, flipped my car and suffered injuries. Just remember this, if we do not have respect for the police officers and the laws that they enforce, our country will be in anarchy.
Sorry Austin I have to disagree with you about Police officers. Uvaldie was a disgrace for those officers involved but they have to sleep with those memories the rest of their lives I hope they hear the voices of small children in their ears night and day. I don’t want their job and try to always show them respect. There are more good Police than bad ones. For your sake I hope if you ever need to call 911 they don’t recognize your name.
Oh, they’re petty and vindictive as well, are they? I’m not surprised.
I’m not sure about them but i sure am be glad I’m not a Police officer
Interesting comments. Obviously Mr. Morris has no respect for our Laws and Law Enforcement! Mr. Morris it is people like you and those in Texas that have no respect for Law Enforcement and their commands to protect you! They do what is in in your best interest at the moment to protect you! You have no right to question them or resist their commands! Except in a Court of Law if you are that foolish! Absoulutely amazing is the percentage of criminals that fail to repond and respect Law Enforcement that end getting hurt or shot. A criminal resisting arrest deserves all he gets including death! Yes, Mr. Morris you are a criminal and your time will come due to your disrespect of the Law and Law Enforcement! That is if Mayor Nancy Vaughan ever wakes up and realizes how important Law Enforcement is to make our City Safe again!
I do respect our laws, it’s those who enforce them that are often so contemptible.
And you’re wrong – I am no criminal, just a tax-paying, law abiding citizen.
In the end, everyone gets the respect they deserve, including cops. That’s why they’re despised.
Boy, you just lost your credibility for anything you say in the future.
Sometimes things just have to be said. The adulation of the Thin Blue Line is cult like. Your heroes have feet of clay.
I’m just the kids who yells “The Emperor has no clothes!”.
The truth stings… but it’s still the truth.
Austin, when your life is at stake, call Angeli Gomez. I’m sure she can get to you in a day or two. In the meantime, slow it down. It’s not the cops costing you money– it’s YOU.
When my life is at stake I’m not fool enough to ask the criminal to wait while I make a phone call, and have a cigarette until the cavalry arrives. I have a 367 Magnum that will get there a lot faster (about 1300 feet per second actually).
If you think the cops will protect you, you’re deluding yourself.
367 Magnum? Is that a new caliber that I haven’t heard about?
Where did you find a 367 magnum. I’m still looking
Sorry, clumsy fingers. It’s a Ruger SP101.
I love it.
Morris brags about being a chronical speeder and never having had a collision. Well isn’t that nice? I’ll remind this guy that 43000 people lost their lives in vehicle collisions last year and I can assure you that a large percentage of those collisions involved speeding. Morris I don’t want you anywhere near me or members of my family when we are out on the streets and highways. You are a menace to society and too dangerous to be around. I am sure you have had a lot of negative contacts with law enforcement and I can understand why, given your attitude. You need to just stay at home.
How many accidents have you had in the last 40 years (and 1.1 million miles)?
I’ve had none.
That’s because people are afraid of Studebakers
Ol’ Austin has everything all figured out. And I do mean everything. You can’t tell him anything he doesn’t already know. He’s been there, done that, and bought the T-shirt. Life experience I tell ya. That’s what our man Austin brings to the table. All the rest of you folks need to wise up and come to your senses. Ol Austin is gonna make a difference in this city. You just wait and see. All those parasites, as he calls them, will eventually cave under the immense pressure of his vitriolic statements and cross over to the miserable, lonely, imaginary world that consumes this sad excuse for a human being. It’ll be better. Austin promises. Trust him. He knows!
Thanks! Actually I’m happy, and both surprised and grateful for my blessings. I just don’t like cops, and I understand that the Public Sector is – in purely economic terms – parasitic. I have never called the individuals who work in it parasites.
I am committed to truth. Generally this aggravates the Left, but on this occasion it seems to aggravate the Right.
If you’re an independent thinker, you just let the cards fall where they will. But you have to be able to think for yourself. Most people don’t.
You’re a sick pup Austin.
Sorry Bryan, I’m a normal, well adjusted straight white male enjoying his middle age and his family.
I apologize for rattling your cage, but it’s called cognitive dissonance and it leads to the re-examination of one’s beliefs. But not in closed-minded people – they just cling to their precious preconceptions.
Which are you?
So you have a sample size of what, like a half dozen personal encounters in which you openly admit you were guilty? And now you hate all cops because they held you accountable. I don’t disagree that the cops in Uvalde acted horribly and should be fired. But those are individuals. They do not represent all cops, nor do the ones you have personally encountered. But way to stereotype. Way to over generalize and spread hate. Thoughts like this are exactly what people indoctrinated into groups like BLM are taught to think. “A few cops are bad, so they’re all bad.”
Austin, go ahead and start hate groups against priests, teachers, doctors, etc too because there are individuals in each of those professions who do horrible things. So why not stereotype them all as bad just like you did with the cops? I have yet to see anyone rise up and be anti teacher because a few teachers a year rape their students. The thin chalk line holds strong I guess. I cannot believe you would actually try to spread hate against an entire group of people who by amd large are just trying to do their jobs. Hold the individuals accountable rather than spreading stereotypical hate.
What a load of crap. What a farrago of fallacies. I don’t know where to begin, it’s such a torrent of gibberish. It appears that YOU are the unhinged one, mate.
I’ll begin with your first error.
I don’t despise cops because of any personal encounters, I despise them because they conspicuously fail to do their job, they hide behind excuses, and they stand idly by WHEN SMALL KIDS ARE BEING MURDERED. All this despite the incessant patting themselves on the back about what heroes the are. Some heroes.
And this is no isolated incident, is it Don? Recall the shooting at Marjory Douglas High School in Florida? The (armed) School Resource Officer remained outside during the massacre, crouching in the bushes. What a hero – right? Remember the Islam inspired mass shooting at the gay nightclub in Orlando? The nutter was given an extra hour after the cops arrived, so he could take his time shooting people. The bodies were piled up so thick on the dance floor that when the cops finally summoned the courage to go on, they said “If you’re alive, raise your hand”. Some heroes, huh?
And that’s just the first fallacy you spout. Everything else is BS too.
But then, what would we expect from a retired cop? Right?
Yeah, name me a career path and I can start looking up news stories about crimes and failings people in those careers have committed just like you can. However, those are individual people making individual decisions.
Google “teacher rapes student”, then filter out the porn until you find news and count them up. Then do the same for “lawyer disbarred”, “doctor malpractice”, “priest molests child”, etc. You citing some bad cops doing bad things is not proving anything beyond some cops did some bad things. Cops are people and people aren’t perfect. Just like every other career on earth.
No Don, this is a pattern. A pattern that fits in with the psychological profile of people who are drawn to law enforcement: low intelligence/high control. The schoolyard bully exemplifies the type. And like all bullies, they’re really cowards (not all, a few are brave).
But for the most part, as the facts demonstrate, they’re not a thin blue line; they’re a thick yellow streak.
What was your area of law enforcement anyway, officer?
C’mon, we all want to know…
Never said I was a cop. Just well informed, have actually done ride alongs to see it for myself, and I know quite a few. Funny, Chris Bradsher thinks I’m a rich white guy. GSOMAN and Boyinblue think I’m a black cop. You think I’m a retired cop. You all think I’m a guy just because I used the screen name “Don”. Interesting. Anyway….
This conversation is pretty much over I guess since you will not acknowledge that you’re just stereotyping based off of limited personal interactions and media hype of some bad cops doing bad things. That’s what the media wants you to do by the way, and you’re playing right into them. (And I agree that there definitely are bad cops doing bad things out there, just like the bad teachers, lawyers, priests, etc. Except they don’t cause an uproar when they ruin someone’s life because that news doesn’t sell of fit the liberal media’s Message.) I fully acknowledge that cops, more often than not, are not the brightest bunch, but I have always said that you get what you pay for. If you want super elite, perfect Constitutional scholars who can disarm people from 1000 yards or point blank range and never screw up, I guess you better be ready to pay them an NBA star’s salary. Otherwise, society will have to make due with the GED crew who’s out there trying to do their best in a world that both says “we need you” and “we hate you”. Good luck with that.
Priests and teachers are not paid to protect the public – cops are. They need to do their job. When they fail to so so, they deserve the obloquy and contempt they get.
And if you’re not a cop, retired or otherwise, what was that “extensive knowledge of law enforcement” you were bragging about a couple of months ago?
“Teachers are not paid to protect the public”???? You do understand that every parent is entrusting every teacher to do just that right? We send our kids off to total strangers for most of the day, almost every day, and you think we are not entrusting them to protect our kids rather than molest them? GTFOH.
It boils down to the same thing: Some people, entrusted to do certain things, abuse that trust and ruin lives. But they are individuals that should be held individually accountable. I dont blame all teachers, just the ones who break that trust to protect my kids.
As to knowledge, I’m not a member of local government either, but I know a clown show when I see one. Nor am I President of the USA, but I could do a better job than crazy Joe. You don’t have to do the job to have a decent understanding of the job, and you know that. Now you’re just being foolish.
Spare us the gutter language. You’re not joshing with your cop colleagues now, as you stand around doing nothing while little children are being shot.
Save your profanity for them. It’s more on their level.
Awww, did my my 5 letters throw you off The Message? You keep side stepping, mate. If you don’t mind, how about responding to the substance of my messages rather than letting yourself be sidetracked by abbreviations.
So far, the only people on your side would be Stevethetuna and “Nutter” Chris, and even they have not spoke up for you. But please, let’s keep this going. How are teachers not entrusted to protect the kids under their care, sir? How are doctors not entrusted to protect their patients, lawyers their clients? When they abuse their positions, people get hurt or killed, just like when cops do it, now don’t they?
Anyone and everyone can hurt and kill people – but only cops are paid to protect the public. That’s their job.
Is this difficult for you? Were you a bit slow in school?
But then…. you are a cop.
It’s like you’re not even reading my posts and just repeating yourself. This is now starting to resemble a circle jerk and I don’t care to be a part of those….
I don’t know what a “circle jerk” is, and I don’t want to know.
Perhaps it’s a police thing.
You really are disgusting, crude, odious and base…. a perfect cop.
Thanks for proving my point.
What point is that?
I suppose I could start listing all of the times the police saved someone from a burning car, removed kids from an abuse and/or domestic violence situation, bought a car seat for a single mom without one, or any of the other things that do not make the news, especially in these times. But that would be wasted on someone like you. You seem to ask a lot for people that make very little money. In Greensboro while they make sure Yvonne, soon to be D3 council member Zack, Michelle Kennedy when she was still with the IRC all get their money, most police around here have to work off duty to make ends meet. If you want better police you could advocate for better training, better pay, fitness standards, and college educations to make it a real profession. Your letter seems to show a lack of nuance and discernment when evaluating a whole profession.
No, my letter shows a perspicacity and truthfulness that is rarely seen. People often say such things – but casually and socially for they dare not say them publicly. I dare, because it’s the truth.
When you assail those who are supposed to be revered, who are continually exalted as heroes, you had better be ready for an angry reaction (as in this comment column). People don’t like to have their preconceptions demolished.
Let’s tell the truth. People who become cops just love the uniforms, the gun, the power, the badge and the power it bestows on them, the fast cars, the sirens and the flashing blue lights, The live for the adulation and aren’t above exalting themselves as heroes. How shameless. How tawdry.
It wouldn’t be so nauseating if they stepped up to the plate and did their job when it was actually hazardous… but they don’t.
But they do feel like big men when they pull over Grandma for running a stop sign. That’s all they’re good for.
They don’t deserve respect; they deserve contempt.
Wouldn’t it be enlightening to do a little investigation on this character, “Austin Morris”? Wonder what we would find?
You’d find a law abiding (except for speed limits!) taxpaying citizen who goes to work and takes care of his family.
I don’t even have any points on my Driving Licence at the moment! I don’t know how that happened…. must be getting old.
Sorry to disappoint you, Art.