​The Masks of Law Enforcement: A Police Officer’s Personal Story

A great read, and in light of events in the US this week a provocative read. I feel for the families of all concerned of late. Those innocent people who have been murdered by over zealous policing (if we are to believe the early findings) and also the families of those police officers who were lured to a trap last night and murdered. I know it is easy for me to say living over the pond, but why oh why don’t the major gun companies just accept that guns are a bad idea!

takingthemaskoff

Written by a retired police officer who wishes to remain anonymous.

“Every addiction stems from an attempt to cover up, mask, or alleviate emotional pain. Therefore, the drug war is a systematic policy of locking up people who are in pain, have been abused, abandoned and neglected. They are not being offered treatment, but rather furthering their pain and suffering.”

– Irwin Ozborne



I wanted to be a police officer. I applied, and became one. The city I chose to work for was well-known for its violence. Despite attending a “tough” and “demanding” academy, I was woefully unprepared.


I was excited to work this job. They said, “stay on the south side it will be busy.” A constant array of shootings, stabbings, domestic violence, vehicle pursuits, and assaults of all kinds confirmed this to be true. I was in the front row, seeing it all. I was indeed busy.


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