We May be "Sheep," but Cops Aren't Good Shepherdsby Will Grigg
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2.Video: Cop Slams Woman Face-First Into Ground, Breaks Facial Bones, Smashes Teeth
3.Officer Turns Off Body Cam and Screams "Who's The Man" as He Beats Defenseless Homeless Man
4.Gary Raney, Oath Breaker
5.Secret Video Shows Sinister Cops Laughing and Celebrating Beat Down of Innocent Man as He Bleeds
6.US Police Departments Using "Spy Rocks" to Spy on Citizens Now (Yes. That's Right. Spy Rocks.)
7.Deputy Fired For Going To Lunch Instead Instead Of Responding To 911 Emergency
8.Good Cop Punished After She Caught Fellow Cops Stealing and Tried to Report Them
9.Motel Decides It Should Just Start Faxing All Guest Info To Local Police Every Night
10.Carroll County, GA High Schools To Start Randomly Drug Testing Students
Referring to a recent incident in which an Oregon traffic stop led to a shootout in which the driver died, a police officer opined: “If sheep continue to disobey orders we will have much more of this.” He also referred wistfully to the days before “dash cams and YouTube”; the era before police encounters were recorded offered “easier times when it came to dealing with the sheep.”
The description of common citizens as “sheep” wasn’t meant to imply that police are benevolent shepherds. Lt. Col. David Grossman, a retired Army Ranger who provides combat instruction for police officers nation-wide describes “sheep” as people who lack what he calls the “gift of aggression” that sets police officers apart. Such people sometimes engage in excesses – such as beating handcuffed suspects, body-slamming tiny women to pavement or sidewalks, or otherwise abusing smaller and defenseless people – but this isn’t abuse, according to Grossman; instead, it’s an outgrowth of their irrepressible “yearning for an honest battle.”
Peace officers, by way of contrast, don’t yearn for battle. Instead, they seek to de-escalate confrontations in order to protect life and property.
Genuine peace officers have always been a rarity. Today, such people are practically extinct.