What do the police have to do to gain our respect?
They should already have your respect until they do something to damage their honor. The fact that they take an oath to protect you, and others, from all sorts of dangers should be enough.
And even if some police officers are reported or convicted of charges, you should still have at least some positive view of the officers that are innocent, honest, hard working people.
stop thinking they are above the law, start acting like their human instead of god, stop being hypocrites, stop harassing children, stop arresting illegals and letting them go, stop talking down to people. stop using police vehicles as personal cars and using our tax dollars for their gas, stop treating victims as if they are the criminals, grow a heart!!!
Most police have my respect.
I don't judge the entire law enforcement community on the actions of departments like the LAPD, who obviously have some serous problems.
Start walking the streets again in numbers, instead of driving around in their cars.
A swift kick up the backside of disrespectful teenagers and we may have a safer place to live in.