All the problems that affect WN are affecting all other groups today. We’re getting stupider, more distracted, with a lower attention span. Law enforcement is also affected.
The raw “human ability” of police officers peaked between 1975-1985, before most patrol cars had MDTs or mobile data terminals. This is when cops did their jobs the best, when there actually was danger and crime on the streets. Many neighborhoods were war zones then, including NYC.
Today, like everyone else, many cops are hooked on …..……the computer. They’ve got a little iphone, which they compulsively check 100x a day. Did I get a text? An email? Look at this awesome youtube clip!
Internet dramatically reduces a person’s patience. Happens to cops too. Combine this with the Starbucks “coffee culture” and you get a man with a perpetual need to be doing something. He’s hopped up on caffeine and adrenaline. Many cops go into withdraw when off duty and especially when they retire.
The cure is a certain honesty.
A comrade once wrote of getting hooked on music. I’ve had that also. I myself have to work to limit internet time; it’s simply too addictive. My own attention span is lower today than it once was, due to TV and internet.
There is a real world out there. It hasn’t changed in thousands of years, nor will it ever change. The first world is going to be in big trouble if someone ever pulls the plug. Most people alive right now cannot survive without electricity. In this, the First World is inferior to the THird.