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I was going to describe the BIG PC when
something suddenly occurred to me... if
you're old enough to be a police officer,
and you're breathing, you've been
immersed in
political correctness your
entire life.  If you think it's bad now, wait
until you become a police officer.  The
quickest, and surest, way for you to get
into trouble, as a police officer, is with
your mouth.  While the PC crowd would
love to hold you accountable for what
they think you're thinking, you still have
to help them out by verbalizing your
politically incorrect thoughts.

Never forget... saying the wrong thing, at
the wrong time, to the wrong person,
can end your career.  Even if what you
say is true, but politically incorrect, you
could be toast.  You ask, "What about
free speech... my
1st Amendment
rights?"  Yea... well, if you have 50K
laying around to get you to the Federal
Courthouse door, you'll probably prevail.  
If you're not independently wealthy, pay
attention to what I'm saying.

Years ago, it was pretty simple.  There
were three things a police officer didn't
engage in... "snooze, booze, and
[deleted].  I think that last word is
probably not politically correct.  Those
activities were not spontaneous; you had
ample time to consider the stupidity of
your actions.  Today, a mere word or
phrase you utter can land you in trouble.  
Obviously, politics; religion; sex, and any
subject where people hold strong social
views are areas to be avoided.  

Don't think for a moment... a second, or
a millisecond, that you're safe in sharing
politically incorrect conversation with
other police officers.  You might as well
be speaking into a tape recorder.  Look,
you'll be working with some fabulous
people, and some who are not so
fabulous.  Some of the
not so fabulous...
people are those who became police
officers for reasons having nothing to do
with a desire to do police work. You'll
recognize them quickly.  They'll be the
ones regularly making loud and
obnoxious comments, but they'll be
politically correct.   
"Don't think for a moment... a
second, or a millisecond, that you're
safe in sharing politically incorrect
conversation with other police
officers." ~ Barry M. Baker
Political
Correctness
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