- Jan 4, 2009
And then we have our Ed Markey....POSAll of this makes me realize why my public safety career went the way it did. I switched mid-stream from LEO to Fire, strictly for continuity of pension/benefits. Ostensibly, my motivation was the fact that I have a very lucrative side business and the fire schedule was more conducive to working an outside job easily. I now realize that my methods of fighting unfairly when things went sideways would undoubtedly land me in jail in today's environment. Thank God I left that nonsense behind.
I read your description of how to wrestle with someone above and shake my head in disbelief. I used to end things very quickly, frequently with my Streamlight over the head and knock them out. People in society are NUTS if they think cop's should fight "fairly" once the bad guy decides to fight. No wonder we have the situation in various Donk cities that we are currently seeing.
I suspect we shall see a LOT of cop's retire early, or even just leave the job and move on. I cannot fathom why ANYONE would want to deal with this nonsense. Let society have what it seemingly wants, hood rats controlling the streets and attacking the weak members of society at whim. I'm comfortable with that, too. At my age, I'll protect my wife and I appropriately. Even a life sentence, God forbid, is not a long time if the unthinkable happens.
We are starting to see many reports of normally law abiding citizens getting fed up with being threatened and pushing back by either displaying firearms or actually using them. We have hit a tipping point. Bad people are currently in control, not society and not the police.