Donald “Law and Order” Trump trumpets about the selfless dedication of America’s law enforcement officers. Black Lives Matter assert that some, if not many, if not most police officers are racist thugs looking to plug people of color. The reality lies somewhere in between.
I think it depends on where you live. In the main, elected sheriffs and their deputies in rural areas are respectful, honest, hard-working and humane. Big city cops, less so. Obviously, I’m generalizing, based on personal experience and hundreds of anecdotes gleaned from the mainstream media (which rarely highlight proper, let alone exemplary policing).
Generally speaking, do you respect your local police department? Do they respect you? Or is it a kind of Mexican standoff, where you and the cops are wary of each other? And here’s the big one: do you reckon it’s different for a minority citizen?