Now do you see, it’s not easy being a cop

From my blog, two years ago, January 14, 2015:

In 1970, the late Joe South wrote and recorded what is called in the music business  a “message song,” “Walk a Mile in My Shoes.”

If I could be you, if you could be me for just one hour
If we could find a way to get inside each other’s mind,
If you could see you through my eyes instead of your ego
I believe you’d be surprised to see that you’ve been blind,

Walk a mile in my shoes, walk a mile in my shoes
Hey, before you abuse, criticize and accuse
Walk a mile in my shoes

I’m sure most would agree that being a police officer is no easy task, especially these days when criticism seems to run rampant. One of those critics is a civil rights activist in Phoenix named Jarrett Maupin.

FOX 10 News in Phoenix committed a flagrant act of journalism (Any Milwaukee media folks interested?) that had Maupin walk in the shoes of police and remarkably have a change in attitude.

4 thoughts on “Now do you see, it’s not easy being a cop

  1. Getting a little peek inside the life of a police officer, like these two did is exactly why Franklin Police offer the Citizens Academy to our residents. We’re fast to criticize but if we walk in their shoes it will make for a better society. I urge all Franklin adults to consider taking the free class (it’s fun and there’s no tests) offered by FPD. It will open your eyes!


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