As an example of how difficult this is, i had to change the subject from "Cop killing" which is obviously what it is, and what we all call it.. But when viewed in print it seemed so disrespectful that i changed it. This whole subject is sick, and i think this is the first post that i havn't enjoyed typing. After i read Reap's post on the death of Lt. Eric Shuhandler, and after what happened last month in Greasys area of Washington its just something i wanted to get off my chest.
This is all part of whats changed, and gone wrong in America. For those of you who are under 40 this issue of police being killed in the line of duty is just a fact of life. DUH! cause it IS a fact of life, you can't turn on the news with out hearing of an Officer being shot. What happened?
All of you who were born long enough ago to remember carburators and tv tubes, also remember when Police really didn't get shot all that often.. I was rasied in Peoria Illinois, 150 miles from Chi town, and the home of a couple of large syndicate gangs that controled all the illegal (things that are mostly legal today) action in down state Illinois. The streets were pretty rough, not like today by any means, but still pretty rough.. Crimes sure nothing new in our country.. But the killing of Police is.. The wife (who grew up in rough blue collar Chicago) and i have talked about this offten. Most kids go thru a phase where they have some rough edges and want to run around with kids who are even rougher.. Back then we all had the same thing drilled into us.. YA DON'T KILL A COP! period.. You didn't because it would result in your swift and sure demise.. Is this whats lacking. Is it the errosion of morals.. I honestly don't know, but im sure glad i was rasied in an era when the bad guys honestly lived by that motto..
a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
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