posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 09:40 AM
a reply to: BasementWarriorKryptonite
I don't need to feel warmed and loved.
I just don't want to be ostricized, criticized and most importantly physically threatned. From criminals I understand. It comes with the territory.
But I don't want that from the law abiding citizens.
I agree that there are dumb laws on the books. It is my descretion to arrest someone who is in possession of a misdemeanor amount of a certain plant.
That is something that I rarely do. If I do charge someone with it, it is because I found it on them after arresting them for breaking into a persons
house or robbing someone.
As for traffic tickets I only write the most serious offenses. That can be proved by looking at how many warnings I write.
My department is involved in community policing. I am a member of the community oriented polcing team. We hold BBQ's which usually have low attendence
by citizens. I volunteer every year to do shop with a cop. We also do the special olympics torch run. We preceed that with a tip a cop event where we
the cops wait on people at a local restaurant and all tips go to the special olympics fund. We also organize neighborhood watch groups and community
We do our part quite well.
I am sorry that you have had bad experiences with the police. You didn't have them with me or my department though.
I mean I deal with bad situations and the criminal elements of society more so then I do with the good citizens. So needless to say my experiences
with people in general are bad. Would it be okay for me to start judging every person I come across as a bad person or a criminal? Of course not.
I just wish others could extend that same courtesy to me the individual officer that is just a human being.
edit on 13-8-2014 by TorqueyThePig
because: (no reason given)