posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 05:02 PM
I agree--cops that do their job and don't become roid-rage, power-tripping, inferiority-complex a-holes are wonderful and I respect them greatly. I've
had some wonderful experiences with police--and some not-so wonderful ones too. Keep in mind, I believe in ALWAYS being polite and showing respect. I
was raised right and know my manners. So when I get disrespected despite this--and over something as ridiculously dumb as devil's lettuce, I tend to
look unfavorably upon the cop responsible. Granted, the ones in question were fired a year or so after the encounter I had with them--due to punching
a minor in the teeth. But the experience that I had with them has traumatized me greatly. Imagine being utterly harassed and yelled at over things you
never said. They made me cry. And then the charges were utterly dropped and everything was dandy--thanks to my lawyer Anthony Cotton (same guy who's
the lawyer for those crazy slenderman would-be killers. he's the best defense lawyer in my state).
Some good experiences: a policeman helping reunite me with my friends at Summerfest. A policeman protecting my friends and me in the dead cold when we
blew a tire on the freeway in the evening and had to change it. I've seen police putting their lives on the line to protect citizens while living in
Chicago. Basically, I've seen that cops can be really great people. Their ethical code actually should mean that all of them are great people. But
unfortunately that isn't always the case.
Despite my bad experience with police, I have had good ones and still respect them as a whole. But I have no patience for cops who don't understand
their place as a public servant. The ones that do deserve to be thanked for their selflessness and bravery. That's what I think.
s&f, OP. It's always good to recognize good deeds--especially since ATS has been full of the bad.
This is a beautiful story. I wish I saw stories like this everyday in the news. Not all cops are bad--people would do well to remember that.
Especially since if they ever get into trouble and need the police, the police will come to help them--not kill them. Don't do anything illegal or
violent and then you have nothing to fear--at least physically. The time that I mentioned where they were a-holes to me, they never ever ever--not for
a second--acted like they were going to hurt me. I'd imagine you'd have to be pretty tweaky to tweak them out enough to hurt you. Either that or some
people are unlucky and get a cop with PTSD or something who is trigger-happy. Speaking of which, more should be done to help cops and soldiers with
the trauma that they face in their line of work. They are strong people--but even strong people need help sometimes.
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