posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 07:16 PM
a reply to: eManym
I'm really, really weary of some folks pulling out the "cop haters" tag when the LEO's actions are scrutinized or criticized. I didn't grow up
being a cop hater. I wasn't a cop hater even as a teen when it was popular to be that way and call them pigs. I knew the cops in our town and
county and they were good guys. They might pour out your beer if they caught you with it but they wouldn't beat you and plant evidence on you.
Then, a few years ago I had an encounter with one for absolutely no reason. He pulled me over and approached me with his hand on his gun. When I
inquired about what I had done wrong his answer was, "You look like someone we're looking for." Now this man hadn't actually seen me. He had
seen the top of the back of my head above the headrest of the seat. He began questioning me about where I had been and where I was going in a very
aggressive manner, just basically being a jerk, all the while standing there with his hand on his gun like he really wanted to pull it out and shoot
me even though I was just confused since he couldn't really give me a reason for pulling me over that made any sense to me. Finally, I looked at him
and told him, "Sir, just get on the horn there and call the county judge. I just left a meeting with him in his office. He will tell you where
I've been and what I've been doing for the past half hour." He went back to his car, some time passed, he came back and handed me my
"paperwork" and grunted, "You're free to go."
That was the first nasty encounter, others have followed and I've noticed a marked difference in LEOs. I don't hate them all but the majority of
the ones I've encountered seem to be 'roided-up jerks for no good reason. If the bad guys are giving the good guys a bad name, then the good guys
need to see that changes are made, not stand back and let it happen.