I've told my parents and friends that when I graduate high school, I want to become a police officer. My dad yelled at me. He was like, "why the hell you want to be a cop for! Do you not see all the bullsh*t that's happening to our people?" My mother just shook her head at me and a bunch of my friends were like, "nah I can't fw you if you become a pig." I can't help it! I've ALWAYS wanted to be a police officer since the 4th grade!!
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In general almost every single cop is an asshole. I think they have way too much power and can legally harass law abiding people until they are forced to leave town with no fear of repercussion. This power turns them really corrupt. If someone doesn't want to give up their constitutional rights they will get arrested and held in jail for several days just to teach the person a lesson about what happens when you don't kiss a cops ass.
Cops are generally people that went into the profession because they craved power over others, as well as ex soldiers that are so mentally screwed up from combat they shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a position of authority. Cops deal with criminals everyday. Cops also deal with other asshole cops everyday. Starting out with assholes, and being surround by assholes everyday further forge them into worse people. I totally get why people don't like cops.
As far as why blacks specifically don't like cops that is simple. Many black people have learned to associate cops with the oppression of black people. If there were actually more black cops in black neighborhoods it would actually cut down on a lot of the racial tension. The only difference is that instead of white cops abusing them, they would have black cops abusing them, because as I already mentioned cops are currently giving too much power. Cops act that way to both races, but because there are fewer black cops, and there are more blacks living in high crime areas this brings white cops into conflict with black citizens most of the time. This is why blacks think cops exist just to hurt blacks.
What we really need are several things. A more racially diverse police force. Not letting mentally ill ex soldiers trained for violence become cops. Make it illegal for cops to harass its citizens they way they currently can to the point they have to leave town, not being able to arrest people just because they refuse to give up their constitutional rights. Until these things happen, I can see why your family would be upset with your decision, however technically your becoming a cop, would be part of the solution. It won't however change how they view cops overnight.0