:stop: When you were young you were told that if you were lost or in trouble that you should look for the nearest policeman, because they would help you. On the police car is the words, 'To Protect & Serve'.
Now let us evaluate our policemen and policewomen, not from a media standpoint, but from the one on one interaction you have had with them.
Here are some things to think about:
1. If you are pulled over by the police, do they approach you with 'Sir' or 'Madam' or 'Miss'?
2. If you walk pass a police officer and say, "Good Morning", do they tend to reply with the same?
3. If a police officer asks you to step aside, would he/she do it saying, "Please" or would they say, "Move"?
4. When making an arrest, does the officer start cursing in order to get the co-operation of the suspect?
5. Do police officers look at you as though they want to arrest you (if you are a man) or go to bed with you (if you are a woman)?
6. Do the police obey the traffic laws when driving?
7. If you ran into a police station frantically asking for help, would it be likely that you can get the police to respond right away?
8. If you ask a question to a police officer, and the officer responds with an answer you do not understand, and you say, "Sorry, can you explain that again, I do not understand." What is the response you end to get?
These are just a few situations, please list more and tell us your actual instances with the police.