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Police work can be exhausting. No, that's not really a complaint; it's just a statement of fact. I don't say that to garner sympathy from anyone nor in any effort to say that other jobs aren't exhausting. But law enforcement does come with its own set of unique stresses.  It can be physically exhausting due to working in any number of harsh environments, the physical confrontations we may encounter, etc. It can be emotionally and spiritually draining because of how often we see people at their worst, deplorable circumstances or our brothers/sisters falling at the hands of an assailant or tragically, their own.

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So "LT's" post about the “Black Lives Matter” bunch (on our Facebook page) got me to thinking about the state of affairs in our society today. No longer content to merely target police officers with a broad brush, the BLM “movement” has morphed into something larger. It's gotten to the point now where celebrity figures like Stephen Colbert are inviting the “leaders” of BLM onto the mainstream platform of their shows to apologize for the mythical, ill-defined collective sin of “white privelege”. A movement has been gaining steam as of late in which black celebrities are boycotting the Oscars because they are “so white”. As an aside, they're late to the party, I've been boycotting the Oscars for the entirety of the nearly 40 years I've existed.

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Everyone has behaviors, people, phrases or actions that irritate the living crap out of them. Cops, of course, are no different. We experience particular behaviors so regularly that they easily develop into full blown pet peeves that we disdain with the passion of 1,000 suns.  The list could be longer, but here are 14 of the things that you should be aware will most likely make a cop want to call down meteors from the sky:

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It is true that officers have to reconcile that evil exists; it's a reality that an officer will see violence. It's a reality that officers are targets because many people do not want to be detained for their actions and some simply despise the badge. However, officers do not sign up in order to die. They sign up to fight and keep evil in check so that all of us, including themselves, can live.

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So here lately I've been privy to, and part of, many conversations regarding the current state of affairs in law enforcement. My immediate co-workers and even my supervisor hold forth with astonishing regularity on how much longer we each have until retirement (my boss can punch out any day, but needs the money). We all daydream out loud about the different career choices we could have, should have, would have made if only we'd have known how things would turn out. This conversation will happen again, probably contemporaneously with yet another sensationalized article involving a police officer, a shooting and an “unarmed black man”.

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