“ A LOT OF THE TIME YOU’RE SMILING AT SOMEONE, WHILE IN THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD YOU’RE ASSESSING HOW YOU WOULD KILL THEM IF YOU HAD TO. IT’S THREAT ASSESSMENT.”
“I’M TINY, BUT ANY OF THE GUYS WHO HAVE EVER BEEN IN FIGHTS WITH ME KNOW BETTER.”
“YOU HAVE TO HAVE A JACK RUSSELL TERRIER MENTALITY, LIKE ‘I WEIGH 20 POUNDS, BUT I THINK I WEIGH 300 POUNDS.’ IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW YOU CARRY YOURSELF. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A COMMANDING PRESENCE.”
“I SERVED IN DESERT STORM–FOUGHT IN A WAR AND LIVED IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR EIGHT MONTHS. IT WOULD TAKE A LOT TO SCARE ME.”
“I CAN GET IN A FIGHT WITH THE BEST OF THEM. I’M NOT SCARED TO AND THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.”
“WE’RE ALL ADRENALINE JUNKIES–WE LIKE THAT HIGH, THE WEIRD. WERE CURIOUS. WE LIKE THE THRILL.”
“I WANT GIRLS TO KNOW THIS IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO, THAT IT’S A REALITY–THAT IT’S WITHIN REACH.”
Would you want these speakers to baby-sit your kids? Not to worry, the preceding quotes are just a couple of ladies describing their roles as Boise cops. Young is Sgt. Danielle Young and Harr is officer Diedra Harr.
We read their profiles in the hip Statesman clone of the Boise Weekly called THRIVE! The story was by Erin Ryan and it will be interesting to see if she gets any heat from the cops for taking the quotes “out of context.”
It will also be interesting to see if any heat comes down on the lady cops who have backed themselves into a corner with their remarks. They can claim misquote, out of context,” just girl talk” and they really don’t plan how to kill when smiling at someone.
The story was presented possibly as a recruiting effort like, “Here are a couple of role models for girls.” The GUARDIAN doesn’t think it did much to help the image of women OR the BPD. In fact, the story confirms a lot of cop stereotypes and we find it disturbing if true.
Click below to judge for yourself and let us know what you think.
THRIVE LADY COPS
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