The American Police Officer
Saturday, December 27, 2014
As we sit here in our homes with our families and loved ones around us, tens of thousands of wives wonder if their husbands will come home tonight.
Their husbands aren’t stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan. They’re on duty in places like Englewood in Chicago where there are 2 violent crimes for every 1,000 people in one month, Columbus Square in St. Louis or Bedford-Stuyvesant in New York City where two police officers were just murdered.
41 law enforcement officers were shot and killed in 2014. That’s in line with the number of Americans killed by hostile fire in Afghanistan. There’s a reason that Chicago has been nicknamed Chiraq. Some parts of the country are a war zone and after the latest shooting of two police officers in New York City, a statement circulating among cops states that the NYPD has become a “wartime police department”.
The war at home has been going on for a long time and by some accounts has claimed the lives of 20,000 law enforcement officers. Since 2001, more than 700 officers have been killed by gunfire. During the Gulf War, more officers were killed on the streets of American cities than in combat against Saddam.
Even as the murders of NYPD cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu fill the news, Officer Charlie Kondek has been shot while pursuing a suspect in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Officer Kondek had been a former member of the NYPD. He leaves behind five children. His killer, Marco Antonio Parilla Jr, had been repeatedly arrested for the possession and sale of cocaine before being released just this August. Officer Kondek and his children paid the ultimate price for his release.
All three police officers were casualties in the war against human evil that never ends. It’s an even dirtier and more unglamorous war than Iraq or Afghanistan. And police officers are hated in a way that it’s still socially unacceptable to hate soldiers. Ramos and Liu were the latest casualties of that hatred.
The police officer is the handyman of the welfare state. His job is to put his life on the line to plug the social leaks that the sociologists, consultants and social planners who made this mess had not foreseen. It’s his job to be there for a domestic violence complaint in a Florida motel at two in the morning or a failure of multiculturalism between two warring gangs in Oakland. He goes to places that the politicians don’t like to think about and deals with issues that the welfare state created and walked away from.
I’m so sick and tired of seeing time mag’s person of the year and its way too long past that mag’s time to go into the ash heap of history.
Naturally all the racist pigs out there will call this a racist move. Free speech is a bitch ain’t it.
They have a job that I wouldn’t have.There are good cops and bad cops but in time the bad is siftedout.Stay safe officer stay safe.
Muslims like Obama will kill anybody if they get out of line. So the police officers should be set to kill if threatened in the least, especially tomorrow when protesters will march during slain officers funeral. The police need hidden snipers that are unknown so when Al Sharpton and his murdering protesters start trouble open up on the stupid banana ——- then flee so no one knows who it is. Maybe then they will get the hint. Al Sharpton started this war and the police need to end it, even if it take a covert operation, and then they all could play dumb, just like our politicians like the banana —— in the WH and his cohorts do. By the way if I was the police officers I’d tell the mayor to go to hell if he wants the protesters protected. Let some of the citizens run over the protesters and the police look the other way. Let them know how it feels. Then the police can chant more people kill the protesters.
God Bless the families of the fallen. Our nation is turning on itself.