Army of Mom

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11.29.2005

The wisdom of cops

It never ceases to amaze me how my disdain for law enforcement can increase seeing as how I'm married to a former cop. But, I just have very little respect for these guys most days. Now, not all cops are bad. I have some very good cop friends, but I'm just saying that many of them are stupid, have little man's syndrome and like to think they are above the law themselves.

My latest rant is inspired by this quote in the Denton Record Chronicle today from Denton County Sheriff's Captain Jeff Wawro:

It's not a small town atmosphere anymore. Sometimes, it seems like the streets of Beirut out there.

Wow. Take a moment to let that sink in. Like the streets of Beirut. Huh.

I'm thinking there is a wee bit of exaggeration there. Yeah, we have our projects with the drug dealers and the gangbangers. Yeah, we have an occasional jailer who runs from the police (this happend a week or two ago causing the trooper to wreck out). Last week, the local cops had to waste a drunk UNT student who waved a gun at them and even fired first. Yeah, those all suck and that is part of the job. I still don't think we're up to the violence that happens in Beirut. And, that is just in the city. The county is still very very rural and aside from a domestic dispute between Bubba and Lula Mae or the occasional loose cattle on the farm-to-market road, I'm thinking rural Denton County isn't the streets of Beirut. Just me. Maybe Captain Wawro has been to Beirut to have a frame of reference, but I wouldn't hold my breath. I guess I had better start watching out for the truck bombs to start driving into the courthouse or be set off downtown.

*shaking my head*

4 Comments:

  • At 11:01 AM, November 29, 2005, Anonymous Lab Kat said…

    Yeah, the battle-hardened cops of the City of Allen referred to the neightborhood we lived in as "Little Beirut." Something about a high rate of bicycle theft or something.

     
  • At 3:21 PM, November 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bad timing ...
    A Fort Worth officer was shot in the head about an hour and a half ago.
    I feel like I'm going to throw up b/c hubbie's best friend is on the same special unit as the injured officer.

     
  • At 3:51 PM, November 29, 2005, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    Seems like a rash of bad luck for officer in the metroplex lately. I Denton SO deputy got hurt after wrecking out his squad car, the Dallas PD officer got shot around his vest and died, another Denton SO deputy was bruned in an accident and now apparently a FWPD officer gets shot.

    I hope this crap is over now.

     
  • At 5:29 PM, November 29, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    That is so sad. While I don't have great respect for all cops, I certainly have no ill will toward them and I know enough cop wives not to wish anything bad upon them.

    This cop's family is in my prayers as is the DPD widow.

     

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