Sheri - My Story
This story was submitted by a listener named Sheri in July 2020 when the topic was "The Police."
I get my computer access at the public libraries, which are closed, due to the coronavirus. I’m a 71-year-old, white female. I don’t like cops and try to avoid them. I’ve had bad experiences. My dad grew up in Clearwater Co., Idaho. As a small kid, he was bullied by a tough boy. That bully became the country sheriff. My Idaho relatives refer to members of “law enforcement as “big boys.” My redheaded grandma would say, “They must need new uniforms,” when she saw someone pulled over for a traffic infraction. I think cops are a necessary evil, but often do more harm than good for society. Too many become part of a “good old boys” club.