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originally posted by: VirusGuard
Spending tax cents to bribe the public who paid the tax in the first place is bound to work and this could only ever happen in the USA.
Sorry mum we killed your son but here is a 56" 4X flat screen to take your mind off it.
originally posted by: liteonit6969
a reply to: lonesomerimbaud
I agree with you 100% in what you say, its just frustrating having to stand by and watch the circus show that is the media that is trying to create a better image of the police. It is constant and is obvious. For example another headline has popped up in the UK where a teenagers life was safed when he turned a rifle on people and then cops. They talked him down so they didnt have to shoot. I know it may be just a coincidence and having a untrusting mind but this looks to be a setup, and looking at that rifle i dont think you could do much damage with it, is it a potato gun?
Link to rifle Teenager
People hate police for the bad things they do and they get caught doing bad stuff every day. Nee stories every day. Several get caught covering for their buddies everyday. How many dont get caught? We know they are protected by their fellow officers and we see nothing being doneabout it. Only more and more cover ups being caught. As long as there are bad cops around. There are no good cops. Period. That is just how that works.
originally posted by: lonesomerimbaud
a reply to: liteonit6969
Ok, everyone is angry. However, just shouting about it and saying "I can't breathe" will not CHANGE things. Going on hating will not change things. LEGISLATION will change things.
I'm glad that this has come to a head. I'm with you that it could not go on the way it has. Somehow there has to be real change and to restore proper social balance. Anarchy and retaliation will only make things worse. There are 100s of millions of people in the U.S. Law and order is essential so we can all continue to have resources to meet our collective survival needs.
Sorry to be boring and non reactionary, but the only change will happen at legislation level. Lobbying will get the cause a lot further.
I understand the way people feel and why, but I also accept the reality of society and that we must carry one and break the cycle of abuse and bad feeling. Hating the police will not get my point across. Seeing common ground and maintaining respect and lobbying for change will get me a lot further.
originally posted by: Grovit
i would have love to have not been pulled over and put through their little game.
i suppose its cool but i would have been annoyed anyway.
gee. thanks for the gift of pulling me over and then making me sit here while barney goes to the store to get the old spice gift set i have always wanted. made my holiday
while i do suppose it was a nice gesture, i would prefer they actually do some police work.
i dont need the gifties