Social: Public Threats On Social Networks Not Smart

Source:  CNN.

Let me just start off by saying that threats in general are stupid.  On a personal level, if you have to resort to them, well, you've failed.  That's what this woman did. She made a threat against white officers, get this, on Facebook for the whole wide world to see.

I understand there is a lot of emtion and anger with the police beatings and shootings.  Heck, I run through my mind from time to time what I should say an do when I see a police car.  If he or she (or they) pulls me over, keeping my hands on the steering wheel with the window rolled down a bit.  Smile and be courteous.  Just like you would be with everyone else. 

And what happens after that, well, that's that.  I'm not going to run, cuss, or get out of my car unless ordered. The police have places to go (was gonna make a joke about donut shops but there are not that many around anymore) and I've got places to go.

So, there are better ways to address grievances.  I know that it's easier said than done but not impossible.  But threatening the very people that in general believe in protecting and serving the public is not the right way to go.  The vast majority of the police officers are good decent folks like the rest of us.


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