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When Did Society Stop Respecting Police

Kevin Felts political commentator

What has caused society to lose respect for law enforcement? With the innovation of smart phones, video recorders, youtube, liveleak, facebook,,,, etc, police activity can be videoed and shared worldwide in a matter of minutes. The public can see what police have to deal with everyday.

Has the sharing of police activity on social media caused society become hostile to law enforcement?

I think so.

The police preform a job the general public do not understand. Most of us do not see drug users daily, we do not see domestic violence victims daily, we do not deal with the mentally ill daily.

Ever since the death of Michael Brown I have pondered why people get upset when police have to use force. Last night I came across a video that got me to thinking even more about the police and society issue.

The following video is from the Hagerstown Police Department. This should of been a typical traffic accident, but things took a turn for the worse.

What is it with kids smoking these days

Is it just me, or are more kids smoking these days as compared to the 1980s?

1980s – kids that smoked were frowned upon. Your smoking? Why?

Today – kids that smoke are no big deal. It seems like one of the first thing kids do when they 18 is start smoking. I have to ask the reason why?

Why start something that will cause so many health issues later in life? Smoking does not make anyone look cool. If anything, smoking makes people look stupid. Because you have to be stupid to contribute to your risk of lung, throat and mouth cancer.

When my third son turned 18 he let it be known that he had started smoking. He asked me something like “I dont guess you approve of me smoking”. I told him “I will never approve of you killing yourself”.

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