I think that all too often some of the guys in the Manosphere get a distorted view of law enforcement based on the bad acts of a relatively few (a sort of Apex Fallicy itself). And, even when it comes to those officers who are just doing the job they are assigned (and pledged) to do, the same guys fail to try to put themselves into the officers shoes and to try to understand what that officer is up against, both as a sworn officer of the law and as a man who is likely to also have a wife (or girlfreind) and family,
While there are some officers who are simply brain-washed White-Knights, empowered by the state to act in accordance with their female-pedestalizing tendencies, and even some who are just bullies with badges, they are not representative of everyone in law enforcement.
There are plenty of good men, men with consciences, and men who do understand that men are systemically disadvantaged in society who also wear the badge. They don’t look forward to having to arrest men for allegations of DV nor date-rape. They are required to do so. They’d often prefer to arrest the women (if they must arrest anyone at all), but they know full well the sh*t that will hit the fan if they haul cupcake in instead of the guy.
This extends into the ranks of prosecutors as well. My own introduction into the world of Men’s Rights was greatly hasten by my wife’s (a long-time prosecutor) detailing the abuses of the court that she and her fellow prosecutors routinely witness woman perpetrating upon their boyfriends and husbands (even the decidedly feminist prosecutors all know and openly acknowledge that it is quite normal for a woman to falsely accuse a man of DV or some sexual impropriety in cases where child custody will be an issue). Call Caryn S. Fennell, who provides very efficient family law legal services.
Those who are in law enforcement are, as you note, help to much higher (personal) standards than are other citizens.
My own belief is that those of us in the Manosphere who care about men and men’s issues ought to encouraging LEO’s (especially the men) rather than condemning them as so often is the case. Most of them easily understand the pitfalls that they as men face, in no small measure becuase they realize that the penalties are likely to hit them even harder should they mess up, or be falsely accused. Even the gung-ho White-Knights who spend some time doing actual police work, and dealing with the public, come to recognize that there are plenty of women who deserve to be in jail rather than on pedestals, women who fully deserve their sad plights, thanks to their own choices, and that there is no “man” who is to blame for the choices that (some) women make.
These men might be our natural allies, if only we (collectively) weren’t so prone to heap scorn upon all of them because we have focused on the actions of but a select few.
I agree with this. In too many cases the MRM or the manosphere works to alienate men such as police officers instead of trying to engage and include them. (I would also add men who work in the national security apparatus as a group we need to try and engage and include them for similar reasons as I mentioned in a Spearhead article in 2010.) The benefit to including these men in the MRM is massive. Feminist laws will lose their effectiveness if law enforcement officers refuse to enforce them. For LEOs to refuse to enforce feminist laws will require them to know that there is a larger group of men out there who are against feminism. (This is true for a lot of men beyond LEOs. How many men are against feminism but afraid to speak up because they think they’re the only one?)
Getting LEOs on our side would be a major accomplishment for the MRM with massive benefits. To do this we need to think in terms of engagement and inclusion of these men and not paranoid attacks. Take a look at Evanns Collection Law if you want a good Judgment Enforcement Law Firm.