Mikey wroteI can imagine being a cop is one if not the hardest scariest job out there. Every time they leave for work, full well knowing they could get shot, or worse. They do have my respect, and for people hating on the police, are just idiots and dont know what there up against. I understand some cops are trigger happy, especially in the US, but lets be real, 1 in 3 house hold have a gun, i mean if i was a cop, and knowing that i would be edgy asf, and would not give anybody the slightest chance in shooting me. In most cases cops will shoot you if you are not following orders they are giving out, example : ''Take your hands out your pocket'' Like if they didnt do it the first time that tells me they up to something, then they quickly take there hands out fast, but its a phone, but the cop shoots, then everyone now hates the cop for shooting someone with just a phone. But they dont hear the full story, the cop was in fear for his life as the person did not first do as he was told. Its just one of those things, they have to put up with alot of shit. I have full respect for the cops, yes there are some bad cops out there, just like with any other job. Like i read a story before, were a cop was called to a house disturbance, and the person opened the door to the cop but he had a knife in his had. The cop said ''Sir please put down the knife'' and said this a few times and they guy did not follow the cops orders, and he came towards the cop with the knife still in his hand, and the cop shoots him. It did turn out the guy was disabled and was unable to speak. But the cop did not know this, for all the cop knew the guy could have been doped up on drugs. It was just unfortunate of the outcome. But put yourself in the cops shoe, if you told someone to put a knife down and did not do it, then came towards you, what would you do? Me personally i would have shot his knee caps or something, not shoot him dead, but then again in the heat of the moment you dont really have much time to make that call. But now everyone hates the cop, because the media get ahold of what happened and says ''cop shoots innocent disabled man'' you never hear the full story. This is whats so hard about being a cop, making the right calls and staying alive at the same time.
Just responding to the last part. Cops actually aren't supposed to shoot suspects in the leg because one of the biggest arteries is down there, and if a bullet hits the artery or the bone in your leg and a bone fragment punctures that artery it's near immediate death. I think it's like 4-5 minutes to bleed out.
Oh right, i did not know that