This trooper echos what my friends and I have said for years. He's in North Carolina and we're on the left coast. It is nice to know that there isn't a difference between the 2 ends of this country and it is probably the same all points in the middle. Here's another thing, if the trooper was "off duty", didn't divulge his place of work, didn't uncover identities of protected people to criminals or coworkers, what business is it of the department what ANY trooper, deputy, police officer says on any personal social media account?
We always hear about LEO suicides surpass LEO's being killed in the line of duty. The work these men and women do on a daily basis, day in, day out WEARS on them. The deadbeats, the thieves, the drug dealers and users, the kids committing crimes, the kids dying from crime, murders, rapists and so on. If this "rant" from this trooper got what he feels needs to be said off his chest to make him feel better, so be it. By all means open up, let the public hear what you have to say. When a person goes to their "superior" to have a talk about sensitive personal matters, it is different than if you were to talk to friend outside of work, outside your LINE of work.
There is absolutely nothing this Trooper said that I haven't said for YEARS. Arizona had Sheriff Joe Arpio at the helm of Maricopa County for YEARS. Why? He didn't put up with the criminal element BS, he didn't follow the politically correct way others would follow. Arpio, Bless that mans heart, had zero fear. He put his inmates in tents, fed them day old bologna sandwiches the inmates HAD to pay for, Arpio had chain gangs for both men and women to go out and clean along side county roadways, he used good behavior inmates to take over the local animal shelter to care for animals because the shelter, year after year ran deep into the red. The inmate help at shelter put the shelter back in the black.
Sheriff David Clarke, Joe Arpio are part of an "elite" group of Law Enforcement LEADERS that know how to take care of business at both ends. Both give their people the tools to do the job and on the Sheriffs end, the reward for their deputies hard work is put the very criminals in jail, where they need to be and put their lazy asses to work.
We need chain gangs again, these punks who think cops are for shitting on could use some "churchin' up" whether it be by hand, book or baton, show these punks there is ALWAYS someone bigger, better and badder than they are. Decades of whining and crying and suing have turned polices departments across the country into pussy departments. You hire men and women to do a job, but God forbid they slam the car door on suspects hand to keep him from getting away because he shot another cop because he might sue the agency. Screw him, put a bullet in his head. The notion "We have to be better than those we arrest" is a crock of crap. That falls directly in line with the narrative that cops have no feelings, they are ROBOTIC. Cops should be immune from litigation IF the force used to keep a suspect in CONTROL (a suspect spitting on a cop is NOT in control or compliance period) as long as the force used does NOT result in harm to the deputy. Ooooooh surprise, the deputy, why them? Being on government payroll, there is a thing called workman's comp insurance that affects the TAXPAYERS of every agency. If whacking the knees out from under a suspect keeps him in control, by all means, break some bones. If he keeps spitting on you, a baton to the mouth, knock some teeth out, swell up the lips so he CAN'T spit. Hog tie them, put an executioners hood over their head, gag their mouths and by all means, any show of aggression with ANY weapon at ANY age (kids as young as 9-10 years old can and will kill), from any suspect, open fire, often called a mag dump. I expect ALL LEO's at EVERY level of government to be the badasses of their district. They can display that without going over board and do it politely until SHTF. Our LEO's deserve the respect they earn, but the same goes vice versa (other words to GET respect Joe Blow Suspect, you have to GIVE it). Thankfully body-cams are being used more often by more departments and it appears those little devices have saved the careers of LEO's from false accusations or shows the real truth behind what happened at a scene (the best was the suspect caught on dash cam shooting at cops on a freeway and a trooper mowing his ass down with his patrol car, that was beautiful). Nonetheless, our "protect and serve" people deserve better tools to do their job, backing from their higher ups, cooperation from the public and most important, if a cop asks, screams or demands help, GET in there and help them.
One more thing, I want to know who the douche was that reported this trooper? They need some churchin' up.