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  • Stephanie, as a veteran cop in a big city let me explain something..and I’m not mad at you for your comment, it is a position I often hear. FIRST, I don’t know where you live, but please please please sign up for a ride along with officers from A BIG CITY.. not a small town, I mean LAPD, CHICAGO, DALLAS WHERE 5 officers were murdered as they protected those shouting obscenities at them and called for them to be “ fried like pigs.” Yet for about $50k a year these men and women many whom have bachelor’s

    Stephanie, as a veteran cop in a big city let me explain something..and I’m not mad at you for your comment, it is a position I often hear. FIRST, I don’t know where you live, but please please please sign up for a ride along with officers from A BIG CITY.. not a small town, I mean LAPD, CHICAGO, DALLAS WHERE 5 officers were murdered as they protected those shouting obscenities at them and called for them to be “ fried like pigs.” Yet for about $50k a year these men and women many whom have bachelor’s and master’s degrees did their duty that day and 5 were murdered... as the gunman shot these same cops literally shielded those that HATE THEM WITH THE OFFICERS’ own bodies!! Would you do that ???? Maybe you would I don’t know... next, I am a big city cop, a veteran cop for almost20 years. I’ve had a lot of friends killed since I’ve been on, approx one per year is murdered in my department. Out starting pay is $45k ye the benefits are terrible. Most of my officers work 3-4 jobs, not 2..I said 3-4 jobs! Back to the Starbucks situation.. this is how that works.. again I have nothing against you at all I just want to educate you of our side as police.. these guys are walking driving riding around whatever and a radio call comes out at Starbucks for a trespasser. Officers respond and talk to the manager, yes officers these 2 men came in asked to use the restroom I said you have to be a paying customer. They say ummm no we don’t want to buy anything we just want to use the restroom and sit in the lobby waiting for our buddy, manager- you can’t just sit here without buying something or we’d be out of business obviously so plz leave... ummm no, ok in come the police. Manager- officers these 2 men won’t leave they refuse to buy anything but they won’t leave.. cops to the 2 gentlemen- Guys look if you are going to be here you have to buy something or you gotta leave...- the 2 gentlemen- no we are waiting on someone and we aren’t leaving, - cops- ok if you refuse to leave you can be arrested for trespassing.. the 2 men- ok whatever- cops- well ummm ok stand up let’s go... THAT IS TEXTBOOK TRESPASS!! Not the cops fault in any way shape or form! Did you see the video? We’re the cops being mean? No! Stop blaming police for people’s own stupid decisions! You can’t just hang out in a business and not buy anything ... if that were allowed how would they make money? Where would paying customers sit? Not at all the cops fault, they did their job, like it agree with it or not but that is their job! Do you think they wanted to be there just so they could arrest 2 black guys for trespassing? Do a mountain of paperwork afterwards then be scrutinized by people who have no clue of the law? HELL NO!

    Again I BEG YOU SIGN UP TO RIDE ALONG ON THE EVENING OR NIGHT SHIFT WITH A LARGE METRO POLICE DEPT then come back and tell me you still believe these cops just love arresting people for the fun of it! It’s no fun I promise you that!!

    God bless you and please stay safe.

    PS, please excuse the typos on my fancy iPhone 5 relic!!! These buttons are a step above microscopic! Have a great day everyone and please be safe!!

  • Vista, just FYI JAYWALKING IS A CRIME!!!! It might not seem significant to a person who lives in their own little bubble to police officers fire/medics especially us working in a big city I have seen numerous people including children struck and severely injured AND EVEN KILLED simply because they decided to walk out on the street and doo dahing along and here comes the guy who is on the phone just off a stressful day at work or a soccer mom on the phone or arguing with the kids in the car and WAMMMM!!

    Vista, just FYI JAYWALKING IS A CRIME!!!! It might not seem significant to a person who lives in their own little bubble to police officers fire/medics especially us working in a big city I have seen numerous people including children struck and severely injured AND EVEN KILLED simply because they decided to walk out on the street and doo dahing along and here comes the guy who is on the phone just off a stressful day at work or a soccer mom on the phone or arguing with the kids in the car and WAMMMM!!! Next thing you know little Johnny’s brains are squirting out of his ears and he has so much blood pouring from his mouth he can’t breathe! So PLEASE PLEASE speaking from a first responders point of view DO NOT BELITTLE these “ minor offenses” simply because it does not impact the lives of the average Joe. I promise you jaywalking especially in big cities like LA is no laughing matter... go do a ride along with LAPD OR NYPD TRAFFIC DIVISION some day and when you see these medics and cops go home with blood soaked in their uniform you might see things from a little different perspective.... and yes when people are cited for jaywalking they have to be identified and in that process if it’s found they have a burglary warrant , a warrant for not paying their child support or family violence etc they should be arrested! All from jay walking... I hope this enlightens your view a bit... God Bless and be safe!!

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