Police work is not that dangerous compared to, say, driving a cab. Firefighters have a far more physically dangerous job. However, cops have a heroic job: much harder in so many ways than firefighting. Firefighters are almost never in a morally ambiguous zone and almost always are in the business of making people feel good. Cops handle humans at their worst.It's a perspective on police work that we almost never hear, but it's probably a lot more accurate and appropriate than the usual militaristic descriptions we get. Read the whole thing.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
If you haven't read JS' letter at TPM on policing, you really ought to. Excerpt:
Posted by Seth Masket at 7/25/2009 09:31:00 AM