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To: Leisler
Police depts with a platoon size population, yet the podunk chief has full general stars. In a word, police are vain, almost homo in their desires to keep up with the "fellas".

They have brought such dishonor and ridicule to their own uniforms that they are trying to salvage their self-image by wrapping themselves in those of others.

The multiple rows of self-awarded enameled *ribbons* for *Medals of Valor* worn above or below the badge, particularly in the East, is another sign of their fixation.

-archy-/-

18 posted on 10/19/2003 4:29:39 AM PDT by archy (Angiloj! Mia kusenveturilo estas plena da angiloj!)
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To: archy
That is because the job itself is no longer it's own reward. Peace officers used to be socially one and the same as the community. They were and worked for and amongst the people. Now they are law enforcement agents. It doesn't matter weather the law makes sense, is not the will of the people, is invasive or unconstitutional. The police force it. Therefore they have to get psychic rewards not from the job, but from symbolic do-dads, trinkets, bolo badges and the such, hence my statement about police being infantile and effeminate, prickly, vain, touchy.
21 posted on 10/19/2003 4:56:47 AM PDT by Leisler (They let me online, but not off the hospital grounds.)
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