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Broward County Sheriff's Deputies Arrested

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June 4, 2019
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Gunfights are scary shit. Nobody would dispute that. It's still their job. I know, I know, the SCOTUS ruled that the police actually don't have a responsibility to protect you or whatever, but enforcement dudes and dudettes out there reading...tell me you wouldn't saddle up and do your job when lives are on the line. Most of the ones I know would, because to them, it's not a 9-5 paycheck, it's a calling.To some it may be, that's just the reality of the world we live in. Not everyone is as honorable as we'd like to think they are.Scot Peterson and Brian Miller have both been arrested and jailed for their lack of response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.That realization sucks. It sucks because you start understanding that these people are put in situations like Scot Peterson and Brian Miller were put in, and they won't do shit. Then you start realizing that people's lives are on the line and you've hired someone that lacks the mental fortitude to overcome everything telling them to stay safe. That's kind of a shit situation.There was a saying that stayed with me for a long time...well actually two sayings. First one...when I was a young PFC in the Marine Corps, not taking shit vehicle commander (we were in CAAT, so my fireteam leader) told me:"It's going to take someone you care about getting schwacked for you to take this seriously."By the time Scot and Brian took this shit seriously, it was too late. Now take in the gravity of those words. Someone I cared about in our platoon, my roommate, my drinkin' buddy...they would die because I was fukin' off. Needless to say from that point on my fukin' off started decreasing, I didn't want the second saying to relate to me. What's that second saying?"Don't be the kind of guy your friends have to lie about at your funeral."I don't know what's going to happen to Scot and Brian, but I can assure you that if folks are going to be civil at their funeral...there are going to be some lies told. I don't make a habit out of shaming a lot of people on this page, that's not why we're here. However, if you're put in a position to safeguard the defenseless and you cower like old dude Upham in Saving Private Ryan, then you should be remembered as the coward you were.If you think for a moment that you won't go hunting for the predator hunting your proverbial flock...then you need to find a new line of work right now because your pride isn't worth anyone's life.

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