Cops do not have easy jobs. Which is exactly the point Joe Rogan makes here. It’s good stuff, so let’s get to it.
Cops have an almost impossible job. Being a f***ing police officer is insane. There’s a great video online who is an anti-police force advocate, and the police took him on one of these training runs. So this guy, after only a couple of interactions, realizes ‘wow, what a crazy way to live.’ You’re not talking about one hour and a half session. You;re talking about 5-6 hours a week, 8 hours plus a day, for ten years? 14 years?
How many people do you know who have died?
How many people have you seen shot?
How many bodies have you seen?
How many dudes have you see with their brains blown out?
And when’s next? When’s for you? When’s your time?
It’s a lot harder being a cop than being someone who tweets about cops and just points their camera at them. Read Dear Black Lives Matter Terrorists: You Got What You Wanted. More Dead Cops.
Now imagine all the things Rogan said, and knowing that every life or death decision you make, there are people to not only second guess you but to actively throw you under the bus just to push an agenda.
A couple of points to be made here: yes, more cop training is necessary, specifically “How to get yourself out of danger quickly and not escalate the situation.” Cops are entrusted with public safety, yes. But as Rogan pointed out, they are in danger quite often. They should be thinking about their own safety, which sometimes that means calling for back up when they feel threatened, then retreating to wait for that back up. Not pulling out their guns (as what probably should’ve happened in Tulsa).
Some police officers go their entire careers without drawing their weapons. The rule is, if you draw your weapon, be prepared to shoot. On the flip side, if you’re out and about and the cops ask you to do something, just do it. Don’t pull a gun on them, they’ll probably shoot you. Read Paging #BlackLivesMatter: Fresno Cops Shoot Unarmed White Man for Resisting Arrest
Here’s my point: sometimes it’s not as black and white as we’d like to make it. I’m using the analogy not to be racial here. It’s easy for us to second guess. It’s easy for us to theorize. We weren’t there. What I’m trying to say is, there’s no harm in additional safety training for police officers, to keep police officers safe while they’re in threat of danger.
Speaking of Joe Rogan…