Respect is earned not rewarded or granted. Like Fear can come after Reason.
A Newark NJ police chief said in his retirement speech, “They want us to come to them,” he said. “People don’t want to put their hands up, they want to challenge you.” You can read it here. He continued to reminisce about a time when he started his career, and people just did whatever an officer told them to do. He misses that. I think we all miss a time when walking down the street did not mean you would be contacted by a cop, too.
We all miss the days when police could be trusted. These cops fail to see the situations they created. Then they want to blame the people in society. They blame the abuse on the bad apples. They blame everything else, except their own selves. If cops wanna know why people don’t respect them anymore, they need only to look in the mirror!…