Cara Delevingne in ”The model who was liked into superstardom” for Vogue UK January 2014 photographed by Alasdair Mclellan
While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, an officer was interrupted by a little boy about six years old. Looking up and down at his uniform, he asked, “Are you a cop?”
“Yes,” he replied and continued writing the report.
“My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?”
“Yes, that’s right,” he told him.
“Well, then,” he said as he extended his foot towards the officer, “would you please tie my shoe?”
There has a been an extreme fear of police that is growing and growing. They are there to help, and keep our communities safe. I understand that many people have qualms with them, but you have to understand that they’re just doing their job, and that if you act hostile to them, they will automatically act hostile towards you.
I was at a country concert in Hartford, and the tailgating is nutss there. Everyone is drunk and/or drinking, and so there are of course countless policemen throughout the crowd. A group next to me immediately started arguing with a cop because they all had open containers. He had asked them to simply dump out their beers, and they would have avoided a ticket. but because one of them stepped up to the cop, and bumped his chest into him, the cop had to take him down (which he did gently) and arrest the kid. The cop had remained calm the entire time, speaking calmly and respectfully, and by the end the entire group of kids were screaming about police brutality.
After that was done, the same cop continued walking down the line of cars, and walked up to my group of friends. Almost all of them are obviously wasted, but I was the sober driver, so I hadn’t had anything. He started talking to our group, and asked where we’re from yada yada, and then he said “now, i know you guys are all drunk, but are any of you sober and can drive home after this?” I told him i was, and he took me aside from the group and said “I truly respect your resolve in not drinking do that you can keep your friends safe.” he then gave me a handshake, and told me to have a fun night.
As you can see, if you respect them, they will respect you. no matter the situation.
Being overdressed and underprepared for all of your finals. TFM.