Just before 2 pm EDT, the New York City Police Department called via Twitter for photos of citizens with its officers. Almost immediately the campaign #myNYPD seemed to backfire, as users flooded the hashtag with photos decrying alleged police brutality.
Hello and welcome to the stigma of being in any position of any level of authority and power, and what the masses of victims in our world today will do to blame you for all of their problems. This is why I wont save a life. This is why I refuse to join the armed forces, why I refuse to help police the cities, streets, and neighborhoods.
No one would see me as a hero if I performed CPR on a human being to save their life. You’d only see the brutality of what I did to their bodies. Performing chest compression breaks ribs. It is a very violent looking procedure if done correctly.
If i was a cop and was courteous and polite to everyone I dealt with. If i took care to be as gentle and easy as possible with the people I was forced to detain for whatever reason. All you’d see is “brutality” because Cops have to be pretty violent to take command of a violent situation. Even if you submit to them and are on your back with your hands out, and move with them, they’re going to be violent with you.
Because you’re not a citizen anymore. You’re not even a person anymore. You’re a criminal.
It’s something the ignorant masses still can’t cope with/understand/comprehend to this day. You’ve had so many years to think about it, and you idiots still pity serial killers and murderers because they don’t “look” like serial killers/murderers. Because they don’t fit your personal profiles of what a murderous monster can be, and if you can’t even understand and comprehend that looks don’t fucking matter when you murdered human life, how can you understand that when you break the law you’ve become a danger to those around you, and must be subdued at all costs for the safety of those around you?
When applying CPR techniques to your body I must complete my task of getting oxygen to your body at all costs. This means that I will hurt the person I am working on. I will hurt them, but i will save their life. i will take them from being brain dead to having some broken/dislocated ribs maybe. And I’m working with a victim that isn’t even conscious.
A police officer is working with people who are awake, aware, and are a danger to the officer’s life and personal safety. No matter how old you are, no matter how big or small you are, you can kill a police officer. You can maim a police officer. You can injure a police officer. A police officer doesn’t want this, and they don’t want you to hurt yourself in the process either, or worse: Hurt the people around you.
I don’t want to be in the armed guard because when I shoot a group of terrorists brandishing guns at me, or my peers in my unit, I’m killing innocents to the terrorist’s nation. At home I’m “fighting for oil” or “spilling blood to feed the corporate machine” or I’m “a brainwashed weapon of destruction.” I’m not serving my country to people, I’m a common murderer to people.
I’m not okay with this.
I don’t want to work as a Coast Guard officer because if I can’t go down to save a drowning lunatic who thought it was a good idea to go surfing in a severely windy and dangerous storm and the helicopter can’t handle the conditions I’ve “abandoned him to die.” Or a bunch of foreigners try to infiltrate the country illegally, if I try to stop their boat, and they do not comply and i fire warning shots at them, and they still don’t listen, and that forces us to take that boat out by force…I’m a monster for attacking “innocent unarmed civilians.”
Fuck that noise.
I don’t want to be an EMT worker because if I ask people what happened at a scene and they withhold important information from me to help me assess the possibilities of various injuries on the victim’s body and i exacerbate one or more of those injuries i didn’t even know about. It’s my fault. Not the idiots and liars that didn’t share the information i needed to make sure the victim was treated properly, or in some cases, to help determine if the motherfucker should even be moved at all.
No thank you.
It seems that the world wants to just be left alone. They don’t want help, they don’t want to be saved. so you can suffer. I can’t be sued for being a witness to your death, but I can be sued and chastised for trying to save you. If that’s what you want, then that’s what you’ll get.