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Sunday, July 30, 2017

When Did Police Disrespect Become Acceptable?

Law enforcement work has never been easy and usually takes a unique type of individual with particular character and personality traits to find it appealing. That’s why the increased disdain and ill regard police officers face today from certain segments of society is such a concern. We have to look no further than the Ocean City crime reports to see this disrespect on full display.

In most parts of the country, police vacancies are not filled as quickly as they were 10 years ago. Studies have been done and prove the point. It’s dangerous and difficult work. It always has been, but things have changed over the last decade. There’s a general contempt and disrespect for local law enforcement among the new generations. It’s always been a thankless job for the most part, but it’s become something more than that over time.

There is a tremendous distrust and poor regard for police among certain segments of young society. It’s disturbing and oftentimes palpable. Several incidents in Ocean City last week serve as confirmation of that trend. Perhaps the blame is due to increased police brutality incidents and malfeasance cases across the country amid the changing culture in American households where disrespect is tolerated and learned from parents.

We believe this ignorance and poor regard toward law enforcement is probably a merger of all these facets, but it should not be tolerated as an acceptable norm.

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40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not a hard question to answer...Government Schools, and people that think like Obama; DEMS, Progressives, LIBS, Fake, Lying Media...

Anonymous said...

The day Obama said Cambridge Massachusetts police acted stupidly in arresting Henry Gates.

Anonymous said...

When people realized how many people the police kill each and every year? And how much the police disrespect us?

Anonymous said...

Many people are simply tired of the relentless speeding ticket enforcement when there is no harm to citizens (victim-less crimes).

Anonymous said...

It started when Barack Obama was elected.

Anonymous said...

People disrespect Police because they don't respect authority anymore. Why don't they respect authority? Because the people in authority who make the laws don't respect the rule of law anymore. That includes lawmakers, judges, and police. Just look what Judge Purnell did with the scofflaw from Berlin in the earlier post. There won't be any respect for the law until those at the top start showing the law respect.

Anonymous said...

There has always been a hatred for the police or any authorities by certain parts of the population. I believe that Obama, starting with the beer summit and then with the travon Martin incident really kicked it into gear and made it a black vs white issue. His thinking most likely came from his black liberation theology church. That's interesting because of his upbringing. His father abandoned him while his white mother and grandparents raised him. Just like most liberals, he projected his hatred to the wrong set of people.

Anonymous said...

It became acceptable when LE went from "protect and serve" to a militarized revenue collection group. I am old enough to remember when police were helpful. Today it is not the case. Any interaction with a LEO turns into an interrogation and looking for reasons to conduct a warrantless search. The only exceptions to this is you know the officer personally.

Anonymous said...

When did police arrogance become acceptable?

Anonymous said...

0bama's adm!!

Anonymous said...

When it was realized that protect and serve comes second to steal, intimidate and oppress. It is time the good cops, and there are plenty, finally break down the blue wall of silence because the job has descended into nothing more than the hired guns of a corrupt Government. A guy selling pot, or even crack, affects my life far less than the criminal bankers, criminal politicians and criminal corporations but look at how much emphasis is put on the war on drugs, even though nearly everyone now sees it as a complete failure. The courts are so clogged up with these types of cases, and they are so easy to prosecute that a blind eye has been turned to everything else. Instead of admitting that there is a massive breakdown in our current legal system, you have cops like Joe Lewis on FOX news spouting this "with us or against us" mentality. The only way policing will return to it's former respect is if the people, ALL the people, feel like the police make their lives easier and safer instead of harder and more dangerous.

Anonymous said...

Ditto....5:32

lmclain said...

5:08 knows that Two Sets of Laws in in full effect and it NEVER lasts long in any society, but especially people used to equality under the law. It also never gets better, only worse.
5:28 accurately, sadly, points to the time when everyone knew the police (often by their fist name), the police would pull over to help a broken down citizen (and maybe even give them a ride), and rode around in police cars with lights --- not a bunch of undercover, unmarked vehicles, looking for a reason -- ANY reason --- ti "interact" with citizens. Crime going down using those vehicles?? I know REVENUE is up......
4:36 notes what used to be an unreported (and many times, UNCOUNTED) statistic -- the number of people killed by the police each year -- an alarming number of those killed being unarmed, which flies in the face of the American ideal of justice and also helps turn the populace against them.
Further, and VERY important, is the emergence of widespread filming of live police actions. A lot of what police have to do isn't pretty or fun and they have always been quick to administer "street justice". Back in the day, if you got some of it, you likely deserve it (or more) and took your licks, no further complaint. Now what they do is national news, but its still cop behavior, just more aggressive, violent, "pro-active", and widespread.
Police are trained to look at ALL citizens as possible criminal/terrorist suspects who could kill them at any time. It shows, too.
We NEED the police. Its the new model of policing and what police have become that is the issue.
Keep cheering.

lmclain said...

Sorry about the "fist name"..... meant "first name".

Freudian slip, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

728 no need to say your sorry just a bunch of red neck trailer trash naysayers on here

Anonymous said...

Breaking a law (speeding) is breaking the law. Why blame a cop for your misdeed?
IF, IF....speeding laws were not enforced would the broken law remain victimless?
I got a speeding ticket in 1958 when I was 21. Knock on wood, my last one...I remember
at the time I felt like I was throwing away money I needed...but I NEVER once blamed
the cop for my speeding or for giving me a ticket.

Anonymous said...

It became acceptable when the media decided it was.

Anonymous said...

kops aint your friends they will do whatever they need to do including lying faking evidence making up charges breaking the law all to further their careers! not hard to figure out why the average citizen hates em. when was the last time you had a good interaction with a kop who actually helped you?
Lazy and ignorant most states won't hire you if you are to smart! ever wonder why? just shut up and do what you are told!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
728 no need to say your sorry just a bunch of red neck trailer trash naysayers on here

July 28, 2017 at 7:42 PM

so what does that make you?

Anonymous said...

IF, IF....speeding laws were not enforced would the broken law remain victimless?July 28, 2017 at 7:48 PM

Well, of course. Did you have any point?

Anonymous said...

Poor baby
Did you get awested

Anonymous said...

Very well said.
Now we need to set it straight

Anonymous said...

When the derelicts started not respecting them
Can't blame them
It is a human response to an action

Anonymous said...

Mike Lewis, sorry
-5:42

Anonymous said...

Oh my someone got their feelings hurt
The SU campus has a safe room for you

Anonymous said...

Lol. Awested lol. Good stuff I'm stealing that one.

Anonymous said...

Another liberal snowflake.

Unknown said...

Joe, I know it's not your fault for the way people think(?) and speaks. I bet most are thrilled with having a platform to anonymously spew their garbage and attack everyone they can. I used to think it was from people mainly from this area but I now know that is not always the case.

I prefer to think most would not speak this way to other humans face to face, whether the reason was cowardice or proper consideration for other people. We have slid into an area now where it is more common to insult and shout others down than it is to offer facts, intelligent thoughts and opinions.

Like I said, I know it's not your fault and I can only imagine the comments you have to reject due to even WORSE speech some people send in.

Having said that, I am still glad you have this platform up and running for all of us to have an outlet to vocalize our opinions, complaints and various other thoughts.

It has to be tough on you and your staff. I don't think I could do it day after day, month after month.

So, have a great weekend, knock back a drink or two if you're so inclined and know there are some of us that appreciate you and what you do.

JoeAlbero said...

Unknown, You have NO IDEA!

Moderating comments is literally a full time job. We are about to exceed 1,000,000 published comments.

Anonymous said...

The same time they stopped being cops and became revenue agents. When money from tickets is included in a states budget before the tickets are even written... you can guarantee they will be written. Cops want respect? Then be cops, stop stealing from the public with bs laws like asset forfeiture, unconstitutional check points, and shooting unarmed citizens! If they stopped all that maybe they would have time to actually solve crimes and prevent them! Stop sitting doing radar for fines and get out of that car and walk your beat! Get to know the people you're supposed to be protecting and see how that works for ya. Oh and for the mighty mouse sheriff lewis, stay off fox news and out of baltimore, stay here and do your job! There is no hope for SPD under this boy mayor, unqualified chief, and degenerate city council.

Anonymous said...

thank our former president Obama and groups like black lives matter...

Anonymous said...

7:08 funny that 50% of traffic stop end in warnings. But I guess it's about money LMAO, so clueless.

Anonymous said...

spot on 708.

Unknown said...

Blogger JoeAlbero said...
Unknown, You have NO IDEA!

Moderating comments is literally a full time job. We are about to exceed 1,000,000 published comments.

July 29, 2017 at 6:29 AM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure you are correct. And I'm also pretty sure I couldn't do what you do. I would be cussing a blue streak and pulling my hair out if I had to deal with the crap you and your staff deal with.

It's a shame you don't have something like a "block" feature that we could use to block the repetitive abusers.

Anonymous said...

And what evidence do you have to support your bs claim?

Anonymous said...

7:45 that's the problem, how many times a citizen is pulled over for some bs excuse? ever thought of getting your fat ass outta the car and walking a beat?
Didn't think so!
take the easy way and harass working moms and dads! get your ass down in the ghetto where we pay you to be! sort that crap out then come tell me about my goddamn tag light!

Anonymous said...

8:07 You are on here all the time bashing "kops". Obviously you have been in trouble with LEO. Your views are tainted. Most likely because of your actions.
It's funny because I'm 53 years old and I have never had a bad interaction with any law enforcement but then again I try to make it a point of not breaking any laws. My momma taught me right 👍🏻

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
8:07 You are on here all the time bashing "kops". Obviously you have been in trouble with LEO. Your views are tainted. Most likely because of your actions.
It's funny because I'm 53 years old and I have never had a bad interaction with any law enforcement but then again I try to make it a point of not breaking any laws. My momma taught me right 👍🏻

July 30, 2017 at 11:08 AM

A lot of people come on here and bash "kops", how can you be sure it's the same guy? It is so easy to break one of the many laws we have in this country. Even if true that you haven't broken any that doesn't mean you have not actually broken a law. You just haven't been caught. People can easily break a law simply by not knowing something was illegal.

This is not an excuse to break laws, just the way it is. We have way more laws than people. You could pick out any individual in this country and find a law to charge them with.

Kudos to your crime free life.

Anonymous said...

he doesn't live a crime free life, he's just one more pos that works for the system so he gets a pass for the same shit he busts others for! aint amerika grand?

Anonymous said...

The "general contempt and disrespect for local law enforcement" started back in the sixties, under the Nixon Administration. It's nothing new, just a new generation practicing it.