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Police disrespected by teenagers

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Officer J. Fetko is an employee of the City of Carlsbad police department.

Officer J. Fetko is an employee of the City of Carlsbad police department.

Dominick Shrewsberry

Dominick Shrewsberry

Officer J. Fetko is an employee of the City of Carlsbad police department.

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“Unarmed and killed.” 19-year-old Antwon Rose was one case of a teenager running from the police after being questioned about multiple shots being heard around the area. This man was given multiple opportunities to stop the car and surrender. Rose was in the car with the men who had been identified as the shooters, and resisted police commands. This led to the tragedy of Rose being shot and subsequently killed. This is part of the story that the media will not spread to you. Instead they will stick with the title and the story that misleads the readers into thinking that cops are gunning down innocent victims, and that the police are the real enemy rather than heroes of society.

Even after risking his life in this dangerous scenario, the policeman left work that day, characterized as a villain. When in reality, these men and women are risking everything to protect the public. Thus teens need to respect these men and women that devote themselves to the public’s well being.

710; that is the number of citizens that were shot and killed by police alone in 2018. This is sparking outrage from the public causing police men and women to be  murdered and slain just because of their job to protect the country. These views are heavily supported by the modern day media which depicts the latest police shooting. Waking up and putting on that badge, the ordinary citizens now become targets of attacks, disrespect and hate among teens. Police men and women are being murdered and slain just because of their job to protect the country.

The definition of police is “the civil force of a national or local government, responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order.” Then why are these men and women being disrespected, harassed and threatened by the the youth who were taught to defy and rebel the polices’ authority?

These half-told stories are being promoted by teens’ idols such as Colin Kaepernick, who wears socks depicting police as pigs, and who kneels at the national anthem while saying it’s to spread awareness of police brutality. This is sticking with teens and showing them that if a multi million dollar athlete can disrespect the police, that surely means that they could as well.

This simply illustrates to us that it is OK to hate the police and classify them as pigs and racists. Though they need to show the upmost apparition to these men and women that society are so quick to judge when they turn on the television. These officers are here to protect the public with whatever means necessary, so why hate and kill the ones who protect us from the scariest members of society? The same people who hate the police, and believe that they are all murders and racists, need to look at life through the police’s angle.

Their job is to enter the most dangerous situations with the most dangerous people and try to clean up the streets of their city, while still trying to use their best judgment in dangerous situations in order to return home after a day at work. We need to show that these people are human behind the badge and that they have a family and that some, yes do make mistakes and mess up. However, we should not treat all law enforcement with disrespect just based on what we view online.

These officers are here to protect the public with whatever means necessary, so why hate and kill the ones who protect us from the scariest members of society?”

This issue all comes down to respect. We need to show that these men and women are not hated and that they have the public’s best wishes and that they have a community backing. If you see an officer, thank them for what they’re doing. Even thank our local school resource officer Joseph Fetko. This Carlsbad city police officer patrols our school everyday keeping a helpful hand over all of us. We need to thank and respect all officers not only the men and women that you see on the street but also the officers that protect you in school or outside of your work. We need to respect the badge that they wear.

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