posted on Mar, 21 2014 @ 01:13 AM
reply to post by sine.nomine
'Twas me who mentioned the spitting... I wondered what came first, the disrespect or the brutality , not that spitting justifies it... I mentioned it
because from my experience in the UK you would get gangs of teenage thugs walk past random cops , shout 'pig' ,spit at them then scatter. If I were
that cop I would also want to kick their backsides ;0)
I feel there is very little respect for anyone or anything these days. Some don't even respect their parents so how can we expect them to respect
anyone? I may just be old school but I give everyone respect until they give me reason not to.
The brutality shown is horrendous and in these cases the least we could do is spit at those specific cops and anyone letting it go on.
Genuine question to anyone in the US.. Do you believe ALL cops are the same? Is the whole force tainted ?
Any cops here on ATS? An insiders perspective would be nice
I've personally been abused by an officer while I was in handcuffs. I had been arrested for underage drinking. I was polite to the officer, and the
receptionist in booking even thanked me for being "pleasant". She noticed my bloody face and mentioned how it wasnt uncommon for people to get bloody
on the elevator from the parking lot to booking. My girlfriend at the time got assault on an officer a few months later when she tried to close our
front door and an officer jammed his hand in the doorway to force himself in. They were there because she called them in the first place, and when
they wouldn't stop insisting on searching the house she said that's all she needed and tried to close the door. They cuffed us both and took her to
jail, searched the house, found nothing and left.
I have other stories and even the one story with a good cop still has a bad cop who overruled the good one.
I want to respect police. I really do. But I have seen no reason why anyone would ever want to come in contact with cops. Even when they are called
for help, they just cause more damage. Even most lawyers will tell you to avoid contact with police if possible.
Asking if all cops are the same is like asking if all members of a gang are the same. The answer is no, but the group mentality trumps the individual
in 99% of any given situation.
edit on 21-3-2014 by sine.nomine because: (no reason given)