Brothers, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47001462/ns/us_news-the_new_york_times/#.T4Qm4tXrR8E I'm retired now, and the way I did business on the streets is not politically correct any more. I can understand why some of you are concerned about litigation and Internal Affairs. It's a tough, second guessing arena out there today. BUT if I were to put a uniform on again tomorrow my style would not change one iota. I started every single contact with Sir or Ma'am until given a reason to do otherwise. You were afforded the opportunity to go into cuffs peacefully ONCE. After that it was hammer time. Niccolo Machiavelli was a man ahead of his time. From this arises the question whether it is better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved. It might perhaps be answered that we should wish to be both: but since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved. It's not a kinder, safer society out there no matter what the major crime indexes would lead you to believe. Hidden within those falling crime stats are WAY too many Officer deaths and critical injuries. Don't worry about the Kenpo's of the world. THEY don't do the job. YOU do and you have every right to go home to your family at the end of the day that every other person in this country possesses. Don't become a statistic. Do everything you can to go home at the end of your shift. When it's time to go hands on GO FULL THROTTLE. Anything less is a disservice to those who love you. Stay Safe, Sean Wanna kill these ads? We can help!