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It's become painfully obvious that a large number of people that want to become police do it because they enjoy asserting their authority over other people, often in a brutal manner.
I would also like to point out that this is what happens when you have too many police officers and not enough crime. No murders, look for rape,no rape, look for robbery,no robbery, look for jaywalking, no jaywalking... "what are you looking at? get on the ground you're under arrest!"
As I have said over and over again with crime rates falling why do we keep adding more and more police?
Also, it's pretty self evident that the more cops you hire the lower in the barrel you have to go to dig them out.
That's a good point Abe. You can also apply that to the S.W.A.T teams that every dept. seems it have nowadays. Not a lot of hostage situations or terrorist activities in suburban America these days so they use them to kick down doors in the middle of the night for petty and mostly victimless violations. It's totally out of control.
No pols will ever speak against it for fear of being labeled "soft on crime".
This is outrageous. She did "technically" vandalize the sign, but it wasn't in a malicious manner. Quite the opposite. She definitely shouldn't have resisted, that always blows any incident way out of proportion.
think the cop was playing up his role a little to much. he's there to issue the citation not to lecturer and judge her.
she was a bit rude, tho i think that was from the shock that she was actually getting busted. but she continued on when she should have just shutup. can't really take a side on this one.
my questionn is.... why didnt he hust shoot her? she had a weapon. i believe i saw a pen in her hand.
edit on 15-3-2014 by ishum because: (no reason given)
Never trust a cop. Never talk to cops. Never help a cop. Never resist a cop.
Stealing a pen, just a single pen, is theft when you take it from the office, whether or not you return it or plan to. You learn this in ethics class. Unless it is designated for home use, there is plenty of "technical" crimes.
However, it seems like full out crimes are completely overlooked, and petty ones seem to be enforced on random people that have no ill intentions. If the standard is to prosecute "technical" crimes, then I say YES! Let's do it. Can't wait to see how many asshats end up getting arrested.
Probably end up being the noisiest people in the room...
reply to post by Danbones
it is illegal to fix a government mistake because government never makes mistakes.
Officer: "if North is South and South is North than thats just the way it is!"
The really sad thing about this is that no one in that institute of higher learning caught that and that officers of the law would stoop to such a response about it.
You can't make this stuff up.
She was trying to help the students…
Third Party Cell phone image taken of Citation being delivered...