I suppose I should Put in My Two Cents…
…concerning the Black Lives Matter protests. The problem is twofold. First, I think every reasonable person agrees that the great majority of policemen and women are wonderful people. That being said, there is a minority there that is not wonderful. In fact they can be downright evil. I think that a big problem is the nature of the profession. The job attracts bullies. Think about it. Suppose you like intimidating others. Suppose you like to push people around and even beat them up. What better profession could you hope for?
I’ve been bullied by police, especially when we were demonstrating against the Vietnam War. When I was in my early twenties there was a big cop who tried to get me to hit him on Christmas Eve. I was sitting on the beach in front of the trailer park where where I grew up. He illegally told me to leave. I asked to see his badge. He he pulled it out and then dragged me off the beach. Then he started bumping against me. “Go ahead hit me! Hit me!” I told him he must be crazy.
Look at Kent State. I have friends whose son, for no reason, was shot to death by a policeman about twenty years ago. It happens. It’s horrible. You think that’s bad? Suppose you have a bully policeman who also happens to be a racist.
I would be interested to find out what kind of psychological screening is performed when the police department hires new recruits.
OK, enough bad stuff. Here’s good stuff. Baby Nicole…
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