I was downtown a couple of weekends back and while out
on a smoke break took this photo of a cop car outside the
I really don't mind the presence of cops on a busy night.
I happen to be a law abiding citizen (for the most part)
and don't have to worry much about the cops. And I am
sure that the presence of police downtown on a Friday
night such as this helps to make people think twice
about getting themselves into any type of trouble.
I am quite willing to support my local police and to
give them any help I can. But in return I expect better
cops, ones who aren't just out to push their weight
around, who respect citizens and civil rights, and who
do truly take the words "to serve and protect" seriously.
This doesn't have to be an adversarial relationship.