I had an interesting conversation with Michael Love tonight that put a whole new perspective on my concept of city life here in Hathian. Not all things are black and white, there are always shades of grey. It’s a blend, a meshing together.
It’s true, we have seen corruption in HPD, some with hard proof, but what about the others? The word on the street is that they are all corrupt, yet, they answer your 911 calls, they defend you when you’re attacked, so are they? Is this a shade of grey? Do we like to lump them all together just because they wear a uniform, curse them and hate them, just until you need them? Ask yourself, another shade of grey?
Did the corruption of gangs, drugs and crime harden our officers, make them less trusting, a bit hard? Does calling them ‘pigs’ make them stand back and take a good hard look at just who and what they were risking their lives to protect?
Do the gangs believe they are defending themselves against the cops, is this why they formed, as a wall or did the cops become hardened because the gangs committed atrocious crimes against varied persons?
At the end of the day, who do you call when you need help? Do you call a gang member, perhaps if you’re a member of that gang. It’s doubtful they protect other than their own. You call HPD, that’s who you call and you expect them to protect you, to rush to your aid.
When you deal with them, consider your own shades of grey. Are you perfect, are you skittish if you have been attached in some dark alley, are you likely to be hardened from life experience?
Don’t they have the same right to justice as yourselves? Innocent, until proven guilty?
When you’re sure of the corruption, you call your attorney, your local bail bondsman, or reporter.
I will quote something Michael Love ((Jealum Resident)) said:
“There was something I read today. Three pots of boiling water. Potatoes, eggs and coffee set in each one. The potato became soft, the egg became hard inside, and the coffee turned the water into something else. So when you get put into a situation, will you grow soft, become hard inside, or will you change the difficult situation and not let it change you.”