23. Male. Southern California.
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On badges, and people that should do more research…

Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight I am here to dispel the notion that these Officers are insidiously removing their badges to escape accountability.

The Officers in the photo above are from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The media has noted a lack of badges on the Officers in question. One could make the massive logical leap to the conclusion that these Police Officers are doing so to skip out on accountability. However, a more simple and less nefarious reason exist. Missouri State Highway Patrol Officers do not routinely wear badges on their uniform shirts. In fact, if you look closely at Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson’s uniform shirt, you’ll notice that there are no badge tabs on his uniform which would allow him to attach said badge.

A quick glance over of Missouri State Highway Patrol’s memorial page turns up this paragraph: Uniformed members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol do not wear badges and the memorial pin was adopted to allow our employees to show their support for law enforcement.

http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/UltimateSacrifice/

I don’t know how long this has been going on, but I can only imagine it wasn’t very recently.

As an aside, uniformed Pennsylvania State Police and New York State Police Officers do not routinely wear badges on their chest area as well.

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cobra-23:

dirty-gunz:

5 out of 6 people in my Criminal Justice class are full of shit.

then my instructor said only 3 percent of applicants get hired and then I smiled.

Yeah I met a guy who asked me if we were hiring. He said he was former military but the flag on his jacket was backwards…
So I told him we weren’t hiring.

A good majority of people that have been in my AJ/CJ classes have been moronic jackoffs that have no business being cops and had no snowballs chance of ever getting hired.

One wanted to be FBI and was still smoking weed at 25.

One had an arrest for PC 459 when he was 19.

Another liked to go to raves on the weekends and pop mollys with his gf.

When I was talking to a couple other guys about our shared love of firearms, one admitted to firing an AR-15 he had built into the ground behind his house to see if it worked. He lived in the city.

One guy admitted he was only taking the classes to see if he could find any ways to skirt the law(He liked to smoke weed and I also suspect he was growing plants at home). The Professor who taught the class happened to be a currently working Police Officer. He had a talk with that particular guy after class. I did not see him appear at later class meetings.

When we were going around the room talking about what our reasons for taking the class were on the first day, one guy with a shaved head who had tattoos all up and down his arms and on his neck, one of which looked like it said “Sur”(sometimes is used as an abbreviation for the hispanic street gang known as Sureños) declined to say his reason for taking the class. That dude didn’t show up after the first day, probably because my professor taught the first class meeting while in his complete uniform and gunbelt on the first day and psyched him the fuck out.

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12-gauge-rage:

coffeeandspentbrass:

leethar:

mandy-monstar:

cerebralzero:

redbrickarmy:

johnmosesbrowningvevo:

diannefeinsteinvevo:

45-70govt:

tacxlife:

This dude writes for HUFFPOST!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

lol

huffpo pls

what the fuck hahaha

wow……..
American reporting at it’s finest.

In case you were skeptical, this was a real question.  He actually doesn’t know what earplugs look like.


Guys guys, sure it LOOKS like earplugs but it’s actually a new less-lethal round. Here’s what they look like loaded into a magazine.

They even make them in .38 S&W.

.40S&W here. 

Though mine must be some tactical assault rubber bullets. Scary.
"#fergurson" haha

This is hilarious

12-gauge-rage:

coffeeandspentbrass:

leethar:

mandy-monstar:

cerebralzero:

redbrickarmy:

johnmosesbrowningvevo:

diannefeinsteinvevo:

45-70govt:

tacxlife:

This dude writes for HUFFPOST!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

lol

huffpo pls

what the fuck hahaha

wow……..

American reporting at it’s finest.

In case you were skeptical, this was a real question.  He actually doesn’t know what earplugs look like.

Guys guys, sure it LOOKS like earplugs but it’s actually a new less-lethal round. Here’s what they look like loaded into a magazine.



They even make them in .38 S&W.

.40S&W here. 

Though mine must be some tactical assault rubber bullets. Scary.

"#fergurson" haha

This is hilarious

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lxvxcxx:

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I don’t know if you intended to be a cop, but if you were worried about not having the stomach for not being respected, misunderstood, hated and yelled at for no reason other than the fact that you wear the same badge and uniform as some others who disgrace those things from time to time, you’d probably be better off finding a different line of work.

Stuff like that is tame in comparison to some of the things that you will see and experience in that particular line of work as your career progresses like: the mangled bodies of young children involved in an accident caused by a DUI Driver, a woman murdered via blunt force trauma to the face because her husband had found a new, younger girlfriend, and countless other horrific things that people like to inflict on other people for no apparent reason. I should mention that you’re doing all this while at the same time knowing that every move you make will be second guessed by your superiors, the media and by average every day citizens who generally have no idea under what kind of dangers law enforcement officers work under, and what constraints are put upon you to deal with those dangers. On top of that, if you somehow find yourself involved in a use of force situation where your actions may be totally in line with that of the US Constitution and Graham v Connor, but there is enough outside pressure from the public and from the media who get wind of your story and have already decided in their minds that you are guilty of excessive force, your superiors and the people who they report to(Be they city, county, state etc..) will throw you under the bus, and fire you.

I think you should ask yourself if you can effectively do that kind of job for years on end and not have a psychotic episode. It takes a very heavy toll on you, both physically and mentally. Not everyone has the stomach to do it, and judging by your slight apprehension over the more tame aspects of the job, I’m guessing neither do you.

However, if you think you do have the stomach for it, and provided that you do your job and execute your position faithfully and backed by the full force of the law, you’ll see that you can make a difference in whatever small slice of this chaotic and crazy world you get plopped down in to do your job. If you really want to serve your community like you mentioned, then all that other bullshit like being seen as a power tripping scumbag by someone that has no idea what they’re talking about shouldn’t matter to you. What should matter is the people in the community that you serve and whose lives you are trying to better.