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I agree with Marly. I was taught to be respectful early in life by my parents. It has become part of my nature. I don't pick and choose who I respect.....but....there are people that I respect much more than others. I agree partially with Robo as well, that there are people who have accomplished much and are very good people. I may have more respect and admiration for them. I do what I can to treat people with respect and diginity. Who they are is not in any way going to change the person that I am.

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I too was raised to respect everyone whether I agreed with them or not.Trust me I know people I don't agree with on a regular basis, including family, but I still respect them. I have been treated with disrespect and I can show my displeasure at that but still do it in a respectful way.  I know an Officer that I have seen people show total disrespect to and the Officer stops, talks with them, even says I didn't disrespect you why are you disrespecting me? and he ends up leaving shaking the hand of the person, and then the [person waving hello to the Officer months later. I believe that one of the reasons the world is in the shape they are in is because people no longer respect themselves let alone respect others.


 

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Okay, after doing forty push-ups I need to find a better way of expressing myself as what I believe respect is. What you folks are describing as respect is what I consider just plain proper behaviour and this is how I have always conducted myself. To this day I address anyone over the age of 18 as Sir and females as Miss.  I guess I am thinking of respect as leaning towards admiration and honor. I hope that clears it up. No I might also point out that should I come up on a guy that has just slapped a female around I am NOT about to say, "Pardon me my good man, but could you possibly take a moment to inform me of the reason that this lady caused you to react in such a manner?" <G>

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Jim, that is certainly a valid widely-used definition, but I think the OP intended to refer to respect for others as a human being whom you may not know enough about to form an opinion--a blank slate. Your example of one person assaulting another is not a blank slate--you know something about them.


See this article and specifically this section on "Types of Respect: Respect for Persons"


http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/respect/#ResForPer


The entire article looks to be worth digesting. I'm going to chew on it right now.




Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”

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I believe that we should attempt to answer the question and after that let the chips fall where they may. 


At least give them enough rope to hang themselves.



I have to agree with Bill.  There are a lot of young people who think they want to be the POLICE.  But in some cases all they know about or profession is what they have seen on TV.   After a intoduction, let them ask their questions.  In some cases you will know right a what that the person is a airhead, in which case  I don't even bother responding.  At other times the question might sound stupid to us but when you really think about it.  How would that young person know if all they have to go on is TV.   In these cases, give them a chance.  Answer the question or ask for clarification.  Like Bill says,  the person will either pan out or hang themself.

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I believe that we should attempt to answer the question and after that let the chips fall where they may. 


At least give them enough rope to hang themselves.



I have to agree with Bill.  There are a lot of young people who think they want to be the POLICE.  But in some cases all they know about or profession is what they have seen on TV.   After a intoduction, let them ask their questions.  In some cases you will know right a what that the person is a airhead, in which case  I don't even bother responding.  At other times the question might sound stupid to us but when you really think about it.  How would that young person know if all they have to go on is TV.   In these cases, give them a chance.  Answer the question or ask for clarification.  Like Bill says,  the person will either pan out or hang themself.



That right here is what I was trying to get across to everyone


"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of moral crisis, do nothing." Dante

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Excerpt from the article I linked (though not from the section I linked):


Although a wide variety of things are said to deserve respect, contemporary philosophical interest in respect has overwhelmingly been focused on respect for persons, the idea that all persons should be treated with respect simply because they are persons. Respect for persons is a central concept in many ethical theories; some theories treat it as the very essence of morality and the foundation of all other moral duties and obligations. This focus owes much to the 18th century German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, who argued that all and only persons (i.e., rational autonomous agents) and the moral law they autonomously legislate are appropriate objects of the morally most significant attitude of respect. Although honor, esteem, and prudential regard played important roles in moral and political theories before him, Kant was the first major Western philosopher to put respect for persons, including oneself as a person, at the very center of moral theory, and his insistence that persons are ends in themselves with an absolute dignity who must always be respected has become a core ideal of modern humanism and political liberalism. In recent years many people have argued that moral respect ought also to be extended to things other than persons, such as nonhuman living things and the natural environment.




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wiseass0282 says ...



bill9823 says ...



I believe that we should attempt to answer the question and after that let the chips fall where they may. 


At least give them enough rope to hang themselves.



I have to agree with Bill.  There are a lot of young people who think they want to be the POLICE.  But in some cases all they know about or profession is what they have seen on TV.   After a intoduction, let them ask their questions.  In some cases you will know right a what that the person is a airhead, in which case  I don't even bother responding.  At other times the question might sound stupid to us but when you really think about it.  How would that young person know if all they have to go on is TV.   In these cases, give them a chance.  Answer the question or ask for clarification.  Like Bill says,  the person will either pan out or hang themself.



I totally agree with you both.

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Robo thank you for the clarification.


And you didn't even break a bead.


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BUMP Bringing this one back for our "noobs" to read.


And yes UnkaDen, it is slow today ! How did you guess? LOL


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Thanks for bringing it back to our attention Cat-D.It is worthy of our attention.Words are difficult to be rescinded.Tis always wise to think before speaking.I have,at times ,been guilty of jumping first but having second thoughts I get back to said thread and delete my stupidity.

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 Sometimes it's good to leave one's stupidity there for us to laugh at... or y'all to laugh at.  


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 I'm better than Rodney Dangerfield.... Not only do I not get respect, I also don't give respect and have no respect LOL


My apologies for "running" members off in the past.  I"ve been very tough and have gone overboard at times.  I appreciate Sarge letting me stay :-)  


 


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Wow, some interesting reading over the past 7 pages.


 


My take on the matter is that most new people to web sites (no matter what kind) make the same mistakes.  Asking questions already asked, asking dumb questions, not introducing, ect.  These are not afflictions specific to PL.  They happen on fishing web sites all the time.  Every forum I have ever been a part of has the same new people.  99% of the time they just need a push in the right direction.  The other 1% are the trolls in which case "whack" away.


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When the gun smoke settles we'll sing a victory tune and we'll all meet back at the local saloon.

And we'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing whiskey for my men beer for my horses.

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MamaCat, thanks for bringing this forum back out of the darkness.  It's good reading, not only for the noobs, but some of us old timers as well.


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MarlyB says ...



I think yours is a good approach Bill. I will think twice before I chime in.



I think about 10 times before I chime in and even then I don't.  Ha!!


 

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MamaCat, thanks for bringing this forum back out of the darkness.  It's good reading, not only for the noobs, but some of us old timers as well.


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Just respect me in the morning.LOL

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Just respect me in the morning.LOL



Just leave in the morning. LMAO


Have ASP will travel.

Justice is the one thing you should always find, you gotta saddle up your boys you gotta draw a hard line.

When the gun smoke settles we'll sing a victory tune and we'll all meet back at the local saloon.

And we'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing whiskey for my men beer for my horses.

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HUGE BUMP!

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I remember the fight club, lol, always wondered how that came about, now I know.  Those were actually the good ole days and fun to watch.  I never went to the fight club myself, but sure ate a lot of popcorn.


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Not before coffee and bagels, Gentlemen please!


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uncledennis1 says ...



Just respect me in the morning.LOL



Just leave in the morning. LMAO


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That would be Churchills blue lagoon coffee  and an everything bagel smothered with muscadine jelly.

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Being new to Police Link I had to start reading from the start, about 2 years worth. My bottom line is everyone is not on the same page. I'm new and until Cat_D told me about posting an intro I didn't know. Someone that comes in that's new and might say something out of ignorance and get blasted might not come back or start Trolling. Treat everyone they way you want to be treated, new or old. Telling someone in private they are out of line might avoid "Fight Club", if they don't stop then gloves off.


Now to more recent posts, "respect me in the morning"  I'll take respect 24/7

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Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.”
Churchill: “Madam, you are ugly. In the morning, I shall be sober.”

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To expand on my above post, check this vehicle:


 



 


 


Does that mean that the NYPD or the MPD, or any other Agency that uses similar slogans will “respect” those scum bags in the street..? Nah… Rather, it means we won’t be disrespectful to you, unless you give us a reason to do so. Not because you “earned” our respect, but because as LE Professionals we have self respect, respect for the uniform, the badge and what those represent.


 


Bill is right on the money: We must not jump to conclusions… Just the same way we don’t do so in street, before evaluating all the facts.


 


I look at it this way: I will act professionally; I will give you the benefit of the doubt, and a chance to “earn” my respect…


 


 


 



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Well, I have to agree with this!

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