Why The Police Are Important
We hear it all the time, "these police officers are harassing people for no reason", or "I am not going to be no snitch and tell the police anything" or the most popular one, "Snitches end up in Ditches! If we did not have law enforcement here are a some things that would happen:
- People selling drugs anywhere they want to (especially at our children schools).
- Pedophiles running rapidly through our children.
- Car wrecks without consequences.
- Assault and Battery at will.
Now that is just a start of what this world would become. This world would be in total dispair and hopelessness. Could you imagine working at you job everyday and someone could just take what you have anytime they want to because there is no consequences for their actions?Could you imagine making your money and not being able to put it in the bank because the banks are getting robbed every minute of the day? Could you imagine sitting with your family watching television and someone kicks in your door and robs you, kills your loved ones, rape your children and nothing will be done about it?
Not to mention the saying "Snitches End Up in Ditches" quote, that is just insane. Have you noticed the neighborhoods where the neighbors tell the police if they see something suspicious, are the nice neighborhoods. Criminals know that if they come to those neighborhoods and commit a crime, someone is going to tell, therefore, they are cautious about committing crimes in those neighborhoods. Look at the neighborhoods where people are selling drugs and committing other crimes, no one is taking a stand to report these people. therefore, they will continue to commit crimes in those neighborhoods. How is the police going to know that your neighbors are committing a crime unless someone tells them? Do you want a pedophile, murderer, rapist, drug dealer or an arsonist living next door to you?
So every time the police pull you over, or patrolling a certain area or just sitting somewhere scanning for law breakers...give them a break because they are bringing law and order to our world.
Kelly Ann Christensen from Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas on January 17, 2020:
That certainly is a swell little story, Ms. Macy. If only it were true. I hope it is true for you where you live, because it certainly is not true here.
Curtis Allred on October 06, 2017:
I'm thankful for police officers. A 15 year-old Harriman, Tennessee boy killed my best friend, Holland Durbrow from Powell, Tennessee and she was a student at Powell High School where I graduated. She was 20 years-old. She asked a boy for a ride home and the vehicle she was in with the boy was a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 that he stole. He lied about his age and lied by saying he bought a truck. When the police were after him, he kicked the accelerator to try and get away and he was doing 100 MPH going around curves in Roane County. He crashed the vehicle into a rock wall and she was killed on impact. A stupid jackass is what he is. It should've been him that was killed. Charges he faced were criminally negligent homicide, vehicular homicide, registration violation, no proof of insurance, driving without a license, and seat belt violation. He faced citations, too. Failure to yield, failure to maintain lane, and failure to exercise due care.
Chris on December 03, 2016:
The intention is good, but the politics, procedure and mentality is terrible. Call them and have them respond to tell you they can't help you..... They would rather set up a truck checkpoint or be in a parade. Maybe get some overtime for testifying in court for a crime they couldn't prevent or completely solve? The primary goal is to keep pressuring the Union for more money and better benefits. Police should protect and serve the people of this country. The goal isn't a free lunch, coffee or seat at the baseball game. I think a lot of the agencies in this country need to go back to the purpose of the shield they wear, for the sake of our future.
jessara on May 29, 2015:
not to long ago a cop saved my life I had ran away from a place I was at it was late i was in north little rock and almost got shot in a drive by
carlos on May 20, 2015:
"it happens anyway" of course it does but police make it happen less try robbing a store in front of a cop see if he stops you.
mariah on January 13, 2015:
i luv the popos but sum ppl don't so
georgia allen on November 13, 2014:
police in the communities are thives
Troy Gardner on August 16, 2014:
All of these crimes happen regardless of police. The fact is that we don't need police! Or at least not near as many. The police are a liability to themselves and everyone around them. And when they screw up they are never held accountable for their actions. And trust me, they DO screw up! I haven't needed a cop in 45 years and doubt I ever will.
-_- on March 25, 2014:
You need to revise this for errors...
Slim on May 20, 2013:
But all of that stuff still happens anyway, even though we have police. There's always going to be a balance of good and bad in the world regardless of who's "protecting" it.
Debbie Carey from Riverton, KS, USA on July 20, 2012:
A world without law enforcement would be a zoo! One way to help maintain a law enforcement agency with integrity is to elect officials who will maintain integrity themselves. Mayors, governors and federal officials with values hire law enforcement officers with values as well.
Toya on May 11, 2012:
I do agree that law enforcement is certainly needed to keep our world safe. Working with them over the past year and a half has allowed me to see the good and the bad. I was just talking about this with my coworkers yesterday, there are two types of police officers; those that truly want to help and those that crave the power. I just hope that the hiring authorities can be just a bit more selective, so we can keep the bad ones off the street. There is nothing worse than a criminal in uniform.
jeanihess from Cape Town South Africa on May 11, 2012:
:) the last time the police 'pulled me over' it was to challenge me over a photo that I took. Threatened to arrest me and to confiscate my camera. I asked by what law. He decided that I was too old to be arrested! Since then I have been 'harassing' the provincial police offices for proper clarity on the law and the policy. They declined for almost 2 months and finally said yes, they could if it interfered with their safety and duties. So I wrote back and agreed but asked for further clarity which is not yet forthcoming. I agree with you in principle and in practice I have served on Community-Police committees and forums but find that I also have to work actively against corrupt police officers and policing practices.
Bridgette on May 11, 2012:
I am very thankful for police officers. You have made some good points.
lionel on May 10, 2012:
good stuff I never thought about it that way. This really make u think.
iefox5 on May 10, 2012:
Police is definitely necessary, I couldn't imagine a world without police.
Bekki on May 10, 2012:
Policemen get such a bad rap. It's so refreshing to hear about them in a positive light!
Val on May 10, 2012:
I totally agree. First it's they ain't doing they job. Then it's somebody call the police. They are there for a reason. Problem people see one cop do something and blame it on every cop in the US, and that's not fair to the individual who woke up and said "I'm going to get out there and put my life at risk for my community.". Sorry this hits a little close to home.