P1 First Person: Arrogance and ignorance

Editor's Note: PoliceOne recently launched a new series, “First Person," where members candidly share their own unique cop’s-eye view of the world, from insights into issues confronting cops today to observations and advice on living life behind the thin blue line. This week’s feature, written by Street Survival Seminar Lead Instructor Jim Glennon, is a no-holds-barred commentary on the two things that he says are “slowly making us our own enemies.” Do you want to share your own "First Person" perspective with other P1 Members? Email us.

Since September 11, 2001 this country has been involved in a senseless and unnecessary war. And it is one of which we should all be collectively ashamed. For this war is of our own doing. It was caused by us—no one else is responsible. Our national habits and lifestyles are what lead us into it. It wasn’t a sneak attack. The signs had been there for years. We didn’t need an expert to warn us. We should have seen it coming.

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