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  •  I've always been afraid of the police (10+ / 0-)

    Remember when we were kids and they used to air PSAs geared towards kids about the police being our friends?
    I never bought that.

    It's occurred to me this morning while reading all these fascinating and horrible stories that my mother might be responsible for instilling that fear of authority.

    She was always warning us to mind our own business and never get involved.

    When I was 18, I drove my mom to the grocery store and waited in the car doing homework.
    I was in college and working part time at the bank.
    While waiting, I witnessed a car pulling up to a parked car and a guy getting out and breaking a window with a meat cleaver.
    I lowered down in the seat and since I had the paper and pencil right there, I jotted down everything I could think of about the robbers and even got the make of the car and the license plate number.

    By the time the people returned and called the police, my mom was back and I told her what happened and she warned me then to stay out of it but I thought I was doing a good thing by giving the police the information.
    The cop began questioning me, and he did freak me out and scared the hell out of me because his attitude relayed that he didn't believe me.
    He made me feel like a suspect.
    The cops visited my house and even where I worked, but I was so freaked by it all that I denied knowing anything or being able to recognize the robbers.

    My mother was German and my maternal grandparents came over through Ellis Island and they never talked highly of the police.
    I think they were mistreated for being immigrants, especially once the war started.

    All we need is LOVE!

    by arizonablue on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 10:09:33 AM PST

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