I saw cops speaking to a Mexican in Spanish. How triggered should I be that my tax dollars are wasted training bilingual cops?
Everyone in America should speak English!
- Anonymous1 year ago
Actually not at all, especially since your ancestors probably didn't speak English.
Tell you what -- How learning an Indigenous language like Navajo or Cherokee?
- ?Lv 51 year ago
You HEARD police officers.........NOT saw. Police Officers are NOT trained to speak Spanish - they learn this in high school.
- brian 2010Lv 71 year ago
The cops you saw are of Hispanic origin and bilingual. You should know they live in areas where Spanish is predominantly spoken.
- Badge 203Lv 51 year ago
I see the TROLL is having a good fish day, No need to respond any further
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- Ron AkiaLv 71 year ago
Yes, English should be our national language. Unfortunately, our Congress neglected it's task as usual. Not only are we losing many tax dollars in training police officers this language, we are losing much more in training teachers, social workers, etc. If Congress had done their job this would not be necessary.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 71 year ago
In the 1840s, when we took over more than half of what used to be Mexico, we signed a treaty with the Mexicans already here, promising that they could keep their Hispanic culture, their Catholic religion, and their Spanish language. Consequently, all across the western US, every large city has a Spanish-speaking neighborhood (used to be called The Latin Quarter) and whole towns have Spanish as their default language.
Hispanics are growing as a percentage of our total population. Even if you stopped immigration from Mexico altogether, this would be happening, because white middle-class English-speaking people aren't having enough children to even replace themselves.
Anyway, I'd bet the great majority of those bilingual cops were bilingual when they joined the force. And why shouldn't our largest minority have cops they can talk to? In another 20-30 years, WHITE PEOPLE will be our largest minority!
- Mark AstoforoffLv 41 year ago
Have you ever thought that maybe they spoke more than one language? God how can some people be so ignorant (by ignorant I mean both the proper meaning as in stupid, and also as in the slang meaning rude).
- Anonymous1 year ago
And how do you know the person was Mexican or that what the cop was speaking was Spanish? You'd have to have done more than just "see" it; you'd have to have somehow heard it and had enough bilingualism to be able to comprehend his nationality and what language they were speaking.
In short, you're not just a troll, but a really sucky troll. Try again.
- BBLv 71 year ago
Maybe the cops were Hispanic or maybe they learned Spanish in highschool or college.
- davidmi711Lv 71 year ago
It does not cost any extra to train a person to be a police officer simply because the trainee can speak more than one language.