Society sometimes irritates me!

I live in Washington state. We have had a rough year with losing multiple police officers in the line of duty and family’s losing a loving husband, father, mother, wife etc. Recently we have seen two videos of police officers in what the news is calling violent arrests.

The most recent is a video of two women who had just jaywalked and the officer had asked them to identify themselves. From the very beginning they were uncooperative and actually started shoving the officer. Here you can see a news clipping of it. There were many onlookers, a few of which were recording amateur videos of it. Of course the news has only published the actual punch and not what led up to the punch. It is highly unfair that the media makes this look like the police officer is in the wrong. He is trained to protect himself and others. These two girls were actually attacking him. They easily could have reached for his gun. At one point one of the girls climbs on the officers back. The worst part in my opinion is that the crowd which was quickly growing were yelling at the officer, taking video of the scene screaming, “I’m recording this you’re going to be fired” and not one person tried to help the officer. Youtube has posted a few of the videos showing more of the story. As you can see the officer was doing what he had to do in order to get the situation under control. He was by himself and the situation was quickly escalating. To make it worse the media is also using the race card… AGAIN!! Every time something happens to an African American or Latino the race card is pulled out. Seriously? When will we get past this? If a Latino officer arrests a white person we don’t use the race card. It is so pathetic. Honestly makes me super angry!

For heavens sake. Our police officers are getting gunned down in the streets way too often. They are being violently murdered when they are not even on duty yet. But, here we are questioning there every act and calling them “wrong” or “violent”. Am I the only one who would rather my police officer be trained to use his gun, fist, foot or whatever in order to protect me or himself? We are going to scare our police officers into submission of the media. They are going to be afraid to act in the ways they have been trained because it will probably backfire. What is happening to society?

While I am so angry with society let me bring up Obama and the oil spill. I don’t usually discuss politics with anyone. I feel I am without much knowledge on the subject and don’t like to argue about topics that I am not passionate about. However, I am so tired of hearing about how terrible Obama is handling the oil spill. Really? What would you do? BP is the issue here. It was and is there job to make sure these deep water oil drills are safe. They failed. Not our government, not our president. He can’t fix the problem any more then the rest of us can. He is however holding BP accountable for this and making them compensate all who are being affected directly. I hate that people need someone to blame. Shit happens. Please learn to deal with it and quit being so ignorant. Obama is a good president. He is doing what he thinks is best for this country. Do you honestly believe that he is getting paid enough to deal with the criticism and hate mail? Hell no he’s not. He has a lot more gray hair now too I noticed on TV last night. lol But seriously, quit being so mean.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 14:31:14

    /agree on the police thing. In fact I think he handled it very well, restrained force even. I would have bounced a couple faces off the hood of the car, cuffed and stuffed those bitches.

    /agree on the oil being “BP” problem, or more specifically, BP not handling the contracts properly with the other companies that actually do the drilling.

    /disagree on Obama being a good president. He’s a socialist and is spending us into bankrupcy (sp.) We just went from one type of loser to a different type.


  2. Kristen
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 15:05:19

    Like I said I am not educated enough on politics to discuss/argue it. I’m not saying he is the best president we have ever had but he certainly isn’t the worst. I don’t think any president is going to be “good enough” for this nation. So, basically I agree that we have gone from one loser to another.


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