I know you’ve heard about all the recent taser related events in the news. The woman in Ohio is now suffering vision problems due to the cops putting the taser down on her. Then of course, there’s the student at University of Florida during the John Kerry speech. Now everyone is up in arms. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not exactly advocating what was done in these specific situations; the video with the woman looks kinda harsh, but we have to consider a few things.
Being A Cop Ain’t Easy, But Somebody’s Got To Do It
Cops deal with all sorts of stuff everyday. People carry guns all over the place. You get the blame if a crime is committed and not stopped, you get the blame if yo u use too much force to stop a crime from being committed. The only time you get praise is if you get a nice friendly criminal that says “OK officer, I surrender”; and when does that really happen?
In general, cops get a bad rap. What do most of us knows cops for? Giving tickets, putting folks in jail, etc. Only a small percentage of people that have personal positive experiences with the police have good things to say; people who are saved from getting robbed and pulled from fires, etc.