Let's start off by once again saying the job of enforcing the law is not an easy job, it's dangerous and certainly under paid.

And then we have the cliché statement, 99% of police men and women are good people and effective at their job. Then again, we continue to see video like this that surfaced over the weekend of an arrogant, rude and foul mouth police officer losing control of his temper at a pool party, talking to teenage children without respect and going as far as pulling his gun on kids.

I don't know why, with all of these stories published, it seems, I am always having to somehow preface each video with statements like, we don't know what happen before the video started to have the officer react the way he did. Here is another question. Does it really matter what happen before?

With a public armed with video cameras, at some point  officials need to know every movement and encounter with the general public is being recorded. If you can't handle these types of situations with the level of professionalism expected by the general public, you need to seek another line of work where you are not dealing with the public and you don't have access to a revolver.

The officer in question was placed on paid leave while the incident is being investigated.

You can not expect the public to have respect for the men and women behind the badge when you have officers talking and treating the general public as seen in this video. His tone and actions are unacceptable for any law enforcement official. And the problem is, this one officer reflects badly on the entire department and law enforcement as a whole.

The incident happen in McKinney, Texas Friday.

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