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Ok, Police, you need to calm down. Relax.

Who’s training these police officers to say, “You need to calm down.” “Relax”. In what universe do those words NOT piss someone off even if they were calm? It’s condescending!

If a cop ever say’s that to me, (I’m pretty law abiding except for the odd little speeding lol) I shit you not, I will repeat those words right back!

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Just sayin’.

P.s. Thank you for all the other shit you all do though. I know I’m not gonna rush into a drug house!! ♥️

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  1. What do you want them to say? And do? Tell you to take a breath and rub your back? They can’t win.

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    • Rick Murch Rick Murch says:

      The idea is for them to take training on using judgement to defuse a situation. Even the most basic physcology will say telling a person to calm down is about the worst thing you can do. So much so it should “almost” be common sense. Their first week training should teach them not to.
      i.e. this is a good how-to …
      https://www.wikihow.com/Calm-an-Angry-Person

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    • Totally agree that they should have some sensitivity and mental health training

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    • How about everyone let police do what they do?
      Unless you wear a badge you have no Input on how they should or should not do their job.

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    • How about everyone let police do what they do?
      Unless you wear a badge you have no Input on how they should or should not do their job.

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    • Rick Murch Rick Murch says:

      Charlene Piche screw that. My tax dollars pay their wage so if I don’t like the job they’re doing it’s my responsibility to request change. I wouldnt be a responsible citizen if I thought I had no need to voice my opinion.

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    • Jeremy Dines Jeremy Dines says:

      Unless you’re willing to do the job, you really shouldn’t be trying to suggest how they do it. Easy for you to sit on your high horse and decide what parts of policing you think is good and which is bad, when you aren’t willing to accept any of the risk that comes with the job.

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    • Rick Murch Rick Murch says:

      Jeremy Dines Are you suggesting no one should complain about any service they receive or pay for? Even the most obvious basic situation handling ? I think you need to think about that for a second.

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    • Jeremy Dines Jeremy Dines says:

      Big difference between complaining about a service you receive and telling someone how to do a job you don’t want to do.

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    • Rick Murch Rick Murch says:

      Jeremy Dines Honestly if someone wants to do it or not is irrelevant.
      I don’t want to be a plumber but if a plumber comes to my house he is not going to run the pipes on the outside of my walls.
      I don’t think it is unreasonable to expect police to know how to handle a weapon and to go through training on the weapon, as that is a life and safety dependency of the job. The handling of people in distress, on drugs, etc… is even more important than the proper handling of a firearm, if they handle the situation better the use of the firearm 9 out of 10 times will be removed. Being a tax paying upstanding member of society I think I am in my rights to ask for both weapons training and basic physiological situation handling.

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    • Stop resisting, they put that shit on everything

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  2. Don’t give them an occasion to use those words on you then!

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    • Rick Murch Rick Murch says:

      I can just see a situation… where you just got beaten up, robbed and police show up and start talking down to you… I hope people who have this attitude learn the easy way before something bad happens that you need to involve the police. Victims outnumber criminals. Every crime scene has at least one victim and it doesn’t necessarily have a criminal . You know the main job of police is to enter bad situations and make them better, right? It isn’t about just about handing out tickets and making people lives miserable… It’s their societal job to make peoples live BETTER.. Ever heard the phrase “To serve and protect” ? I know I’m probably talking to a wall.. .but geez…

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  3. any husband can tell you, this is like gasoline on an angry wife’s temper! Gonna burn his ass every time he says it in a fight.

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  4. let me guess, you are a woman? settle down…

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  5. I don’t think I’ve ever had a police officer say those words to me…

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  6. Due to a limited few Peace Officers they should take a angry and ethnic program! They are just to protect the ppl and the peace not go Roe-bow Cop! Protect and Serve not piss off the person then we serve the time for sensitive peace officer attitude leave it at home!!!

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    • Police should not be concerned with not “pissing off” the criminals they deal with.
      Don’t be a criminal. Don’t have a a spazz or fight back and guess what? You’re not told
      To calm down.

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  7. I absolutely hate when people tell me to calm down or chill out…I hear ya

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  8. you need to calm down

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  9. If they’re telling you that then you better fuckin calm your ass down LOL prepare to be tazed

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  10. Hahahahahaha seriously??? What else are they supposed to say?

    sorry op, you’re being ridiculous.

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  11. Canadian problems. Glad we’re not in the states where tazering and shooting people are the new “calm down” strategies law enforcement use.

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    • It’s very easy for people to criticise situations they don’t understand. And if you’re in a situation that the cop had to tell you to calm down then maybe their choice of.words isn’t you’re biggest issue lol

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    • It’s very easy for people to criticise situations they don’t understand. And if you’re in a situation that the cop had to tell you to calm down then maybe their choice of.words isn’t you’re biggest issue lol

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    • Exactly. I was once woken up by a police officer who had a shotgun to my head. In the states I would have been terrified. Here in Canada I said, “Oh, it’s just you.” I tried falling back to sleep.

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  12. I was talking with an officer and he told me to calm down because I was making eye contact to listen to the info he was telling me…. I was so annoyed and confused at the same time even his partner looked at me like wtf? Lol

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  13. It is true, that they are saying that for every heightened situation, not just when dealing with a “criminal”. If they see a victim of crime upset and crying, talking rapidly etc they also tell them to calm down. It is a legitimate comment for the op to make, telling someone to calm down is not the best way to handle a heightened situation, if anything it creates more tension.

    To simply say, don’t be in that situation is not helpful because it is not a tactic used just with those breaking the law.

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  14. Jeremy Dines Jeremy Dines says:

    You definitely need to calm down and relax. Sweet jeebus this is dumb. If the most negative thing you can come up with, after an interaction with the cops is that they said calm down and relax, than you’ve done alright. They have enough shit to worry about, without adding “offending a snowflake’s delicate sensibilities” to the list.

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  15. They say it purely to see the response.

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  16. Tonality is EVERYTHING with “calm down”. They are trying to diffuse a hostile/potentially deadly situation and by saying “NEED to calm down” it’s more of a warning to prevent harsher action.

    I wouldn’t expect them to say “Simmer down” when dealing with what they have to on the daily.

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  17. Nicole Keats Nicole Keats says:

    Touché – I don’t recommend to anyone to tell me to calm down….

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  18. Samara White Samara White says:

    What else would you like them to say? Here’s the thing. If my husband ever told me to calm down and relax I would flip shit, however hearing those words coming from a police officer it causes a different reaction. They don’t say it in the same tone as someone that knows you, they are usually saying it in a low tone actually TRYING to get you to calm down and relax. You might think it doesn’t work, and you can say all you want if the cops said that to you you’d react a certain way but the truth is, unless you are ever in the position for a cop to say those words to you you have no idea how you will react.

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  19. If a cop tells you to calm down.. it’s likely that you really need to!!

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  20. What would you like them to say instead – Shut up or I’ll shoot you? Calm down and relax.

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  21. Nice that they’d give you this warning before they taze your ass! Just sayin’…..

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  22. I admire our police officers

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  23. Oh pull up your big girl pants and move on. One of the more stupid posts I’ve seen here lately. Boo hoo, somebody call the OP a waaambulance.

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  24. Brad Daniels Brad Daniels says:

    Yeah they should be saying “know your role and shut your mouth”

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  25. If this does happen to you, please post the follow up video!

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  26. Dylan Graham Dylan Graham says:

    Clearly a woman wrote that ..pretty sure there’s no pavement between the; bedroom, laundry room or kitchen or the backyard garden .. Shouldn’t have to encounter cops HAHAHAHAHAHAH

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  27. Authority. Look it up. They’re not intending to trigger your snowflake button. They’re doing their jobs to maintain a situation.

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