Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hey, other cop wives - A question

Do you guys ever listen to your hubbies' stories from shift and just get horribly depressed about human nature?

It's that, combined with what I read in the local news that just has me in a funk. A murder trial just wrapped up this week in Cincinnati, ending in the jury recommending the death penalty. I'll spare you details (as I have spared myself most of them too) but the jury foreman said the man on trial was worse than a monster.

I know that by the very nature of his job, J is going to run into the seedy side of society. That's no surprise. And if you're only seeing the trash dump out your window, you're likely to think the landscape is crap everywhere. I know this, inherently. But sometimes even the mere existence of the scum and the heinous things they can do just... really hit me hard.

I've got such a bleeding heart ;)

4 comments:

Meadowlark said...

I believe (as non-pc as it is) that there's a reason we laugh at the idiot criminals and dirtbags - because we run into so many POS's that if we didn't have a release, it would break us.

Husband is jaded, but it's my daily job to remind him that most people are good and he's only dealing with a microcosm. Sorta like the "bad cops" you hear about - they're a tiny, tiny percent, not the whole.

April E. :) said...

I am so with you. And I am with Meadowlark...sometimes we have to laugh it off, scoff at it, and eagerly push it aside to find the lighter things in life...because that's what we should do for our Men of the Badge. They are so jaded and cynical. I know that my Husby loves my ever growing and steady sense of the brighter side of things, as hard as it is for me...I do it for him. There is alot of trash out there...but alot of beauty too. I guess we each have to find out own ways to see it.

FroneAmy said...

Normally I can laugh or blow off some of the bad stories. Maybe it's just a bad run of stuff lately. The Kirkland trial makes me want to lock the doors forever.

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