But why do people think they are?
The other day J gets a call dispatched while we are on the phone. I hear part of it, and he has to clarify it for me. Someone has called in because their five year old is hitting his mother.
Unless the mother is a midget or an invalid, and the child is a giant, what on earth would possess someone to ask for police assistance?
It brings to mind the times he was called because someone's child wouldn't go to school. He told them to be a parent and stop calling the cops.
Parent your own fucking children, and let the cops protect the public from the nuisances you let them become when they grow up.