Below, in black, is a transcript of the video. In red are my responses.
Hi. As you can see I am a police officer. I have been one for twenty years. I’m white, i’m Hispanic, i’m a female. A mom, too, of a two-year-old and a four-year-old. And this morning my son asked me, when he saw me getting ready for work, “Mommy, you going to work?” And I said, “Yes.” And like a typical four-year-old that glorious question of, “Why?” And I thought about it. I just saw on the news, how another officer was ambushed. I spent most of the night thinking about doing this video. And right then and there I decided I was gonna do it. Because it needs to be heard.
Is it just as glorious when somebody who you have stopped or detained is asking you why, or do you start tossing out the ‘BCUZ MUH BADGE’ like you invented it? Do you answer every question with honest and fully informed answers, checking when you don’t know, or do you just arrest them all and let the courts sort them out? What is your actual dedication to the ‘Glorious Why?’
If you spent most of the night thinking about doing the video, how did you decide right then and there?
There is an essential semantic problem with these two statements. However, I point this out to show bad spoken grammar, but to begin to highlight that we are not dealing with someone who is ‘thinking’ here. We are dealing with someone who is feeling. None of what you are about to read will contain any consistent logic. It is a mish mash of buzzwords and cliches all filtered through the life long social conditioning that makes her replace rational concepts and reason with raw emotional states, rendering her intellectually ineffectual.
I answered my son, my four-year-old, as my two-year-old was next to him looking up at me, and I told them- “Because mommy cares. Mommy cares.” I care.
I believe that in your own way, Lydia, you do care. However you are very misguided about how you show it. Because you are beholden to the emotional responses conditioned into you by public schools, media and other government propaganda, you are not able to see that you are part of the problem, not the solution; and that no matter how good your intentions are they are tied to that which is itself incapable of goodness.
When you fill out any official document for credit, a job, anything- it asks you what your ethnicity is. It asks you what your gender is. It asks you if you’re black, if you’re white, if you’re Hispanic, if you’re American Indian, if you’re Asian. It asks you all those personal questions. Yet when you call 911, the person who answers the phone doesn’t stop you and ask you any of those questions. They ask you, “What’s your emergency? How can we help you?” And you tell them what the issue is because if you called 911, you need help. Be it it’s fire [department] that responds, be it it’s us, be it it’s both of us. You need help, cause if not, you wouldn’t have dialed 911. And, um, we get the call. Our dispatcher then gives us the call. We basically are told we need to respond in lights and sirens, or if we respond routine. And, um, we’re putting our lives out on the line here. Because we’re going to you because you need us, not knowing exactly what we are going in to. And people don’t understand that.
Well, the first clue as to the difference between information required being so different is that word, ’emergency’. The hospital makes you fill out such information, unless you have a bad case of bullet in the head, then they tend to forego the demographic information and concentrate first on the ballistic illness emergency. However, they will fill that out later. Just as your report will later include all of that information. This is an issue of how emergencies are responded to by any emergency service providers. It does not make cops above some standard, it just makes them compliant with the norms.
Stop already with the nonsensical ‘putting our lives on the line’ talk, okay? The basic numbers illustrate that policing is not even in the top 15 most dangerous jobs. And about half of those deaths are caused by car wrecks, not by being killed by a criminal. The numbers actually tend to show that cops are more dangerous to peaceful people than criminals are to cops. So just STFU already, because its a meaningless statement that cannot be supported by facts. Everyone who drives to work is taking a risk greater than police take, on average. Coupled with other accidents or unforeseeable events, nobody knows if they will make it home at the end of their day. That risk is an inherent part of life and when I see you cops act like you own that fear exclusively it tells me just how irrational and conditioned you really are.
We don’t ask that dispatcher, “Hold on. Wait, is this a black person who is calling? Is this a white person who is calling?” That doesn’t matter because we don’t care. We don’t care at all. It’s not about color. It’s not about any of that. It’s about the fact that all lives matter.
Yes, but you do find that out when you arrive, don’t you? And it is obvious that it affects the response of many officers. Moreover, not every police interaction is an emergency call. Those are very few and far between compared to the interactions initiated by police. And that these interactions tend to target by class and race is also a statistical fact that cannot be escaped. And while you may not participate in any direct prejudice, you do participate in a system that has both historical and modern institutionalized bigotries embedded into its very nature.
I have accommodations, I have pins, I have all those glorious things and they’re all in a closet in the bottom. In a box, collecting dust, because I don’t want any of that pinned on me. I don’t want any of my accommodations pinned, I don’t want any of that. The only thing I want pinned on me is my badge. Because when I received my badge I swore an oath. I swore that I was going to protect and serve. All people. Not blacks, not whites. None of that. The oath is color blind. It doesn’t care about all that. And all of us that have these badges don’t care about all that, either.
Do you have a bank account with money paid to you by your department taken from taxpayers, some of whom do not desire or wish to pay for your services, but must under threat that you or your colleagues will come to imprison or kill them if they do not comply with this extortion? Would you do what you do if it did not involve the financial security of a socialist monopoly that pays far above the average income of those you serve and protect? Is it only for the lives, or does pay come into play? Wanna start volunteering instead?
It has already been legally determined that police are not required to either serve or protect citizens. Their only duty is to enforce the law, regardless of how immoral or damaging to communities those laws may be. An oath is not a magic spell. Lots of people took that same oath and abused their power. That oath is meaningless. Its not your magic poems that we are watching, it is the polices corruption, power abuse and aggressive violence we have come to measure you all by.
Yeah, we all have our bad apples. Who doesn’t? And people forget that. When you’re running away from something because you’re in fear for your life, we’re running into it.
I guess that you forgot about what bad apples do, Lydia. They spoil the whole damn bunch. So by your admission of having bad apples, you say much about the bunch you are in. Since so many of those bad apples are protected by your fraternal codes and unions from any real consequences, the bad apples just sit there rotting the whole bunch away. And since none of the good apples seem to want to follow their oath to its logical conclusion and weed out the bad apples themselves, then how can you expect to be seen by reasonable people as anything but an increasingly rotting bunch? If there were good cops, there wouldn’t be bad cops, because the good ones would take care of them. It is so rare that this happens that the bad apple thing you cops always spout is damning to you.
Please just STFU about all of this fearing for lives stuff. You act as if your career is a constant action movie when in reality we know that it is mostly just a bunch of routine bullshit that is used to extort and damage individuals over victimless crimes that result in a lot of income for your department and government overlords. When you exaggerate so egregiously all rational people immediately recognize you for the dangerously mindless fearmongering robot you are.
When I kiss my children, in the morning, before I go to work, and tell them I love them, I don’t know if I am going to be coming back at the end of the day. I don’t know, especially nowadays. And um, that’s, it’s hard, it’s really hard. But i’m here. Why? Because I care. All lives matter. Everyone’s life matters.
Police deaths have dropped dramatically over the last several decades, as well as violent crime in general. You are being brainwashed to believe that it is getting worse by media pundits and government stooges. Despite the fact that the facts all bear out the opposite, you are made a puppet by the emotional responses conditioned into you by these forces. You are being made to fear for your lives and you are becoming more dangerous to citizens in return. The fake fear that is manufactured in you by your society and superiors actually makes you more dangerous to us. It creates a psychological effect in which you respond emotionally to certain stimulus in a certain way so that your own individual intelligence doesn’t get in the way of the orders or their givers and their agenda.
This is the saddest part of all. Police and their supporters are actually victims of a lifetime of brainwashing. You can see it in their emotional outbursts and subjective justifications for committing immoral acts. Lydia here shouldn’t be policing in this state. She is irrational. She is raw emotion, untouched by fact or reason. This makes her a danger to herself and us. It makes her an unwilling participant in overall social programs which steal the minds and liberties of human beings. She, and all those like her, have been lobotomized by a lifetime of manufactured reflexes used to create a system of top down control. Police and their supporters are, like us, slaves to this system. But they have been so intellectually damaged that they see beyond the world of fact and reason into some Sunday School oversimplification of the world that justifies their worldview. Yet they are also slaves to this crippling fear. Their entire lives are wasted on quasi-religious belief in the same authorities that have them selling their entire lives out for the benefit of those few.
The cops are caught in a trap. They need our help. They are also victims of this system. That they are willing is upsetting, but understandable given the lifelong conditioning we all receive. If you have been lucky enough to break your bondage to those implanted ideologies, do whatever you can to rescue cops and those who suckle so sweetly upon them. Rescue them from themselves and the spell they are under. Show them that the world is not all that scary and that there are far worse things than death.
Meanwhile, as a CopBlocker, I receive threats all of the time. Several times a week, sometimes several a day. Yet I risk my life to break the ideological bondage instilled in the masses and am happy to do so. I do not fear death. I fear living in a world that isn’t living at all and is just some kind of maze for the masses used to benefit and portect the megalomaniacal few. Life doesn’t matter at all. How we live it does. If we sacrifice our minds and freedoms and liberties merely to survive than we are no longer living. We are simply existing. And simply existing, simply living, should never be enough for anybody. Death comes to all, we have no choice, but whether we choose to truly live or to just exist is something we can choose. What matters is not just life, but really truly living by the basic liberties which create endless possibilities for humans. Authority is a corner for children to hide in. Stop fearing for your lives and live them, for fucksake.
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