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originally posted by: Jamie1
originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
In the process of heroing the bystander videotaping, the LEO openly declares his legal right to execute the bystander, his wife and children. That's what he did. Heroes don't joke around. I'll quote it for you.
Citizen: I'm afraid for my life and the lives of my family.
LEO: We'll I'm afraid for my life from you, your wife and your children -at all times.
That statement is not a declaration of his right to execute anybody.
He said, "I'm afraid for MY life from YOU...."
You are asking us to "get in the game" when in fact that is what this individual you have labeled as "scum" was doing. You seem as jaded as all the police people are so concerned about. I know good police officers but I can spot an abuse of power when I see one. I wouldn't engage a police officer in this situation myself. He would be filmed without even knowing it was occurring. You get the better juicy footage that way anyway.
originally posted by: bbracken677
a reply to: regor77
No...I am not.
I have frequent contact with LEO, as you put it. I am semi-retired and manage a small apt community. I find them quite respectful even when I wish they would not be.
It's quite often jerks who initiate confrontations intentionally that see the "wrong end of the stick" and then whine about like the losers they are.
I am 60 years old...you would think that I would have some negative experiences with LEO if it was as widespread as some would have us believe. Even when I was a college student in Texas, with long hair and practicing the consumption of illegal substances I can honestly say I was never hasselled.
Quite often you get from a relationship what you put into it. Police see the absolute worst that humanity has to offer, quite often on a daily basis. There is no way I could ever have been an officer...I do not have the patience for stupidity it would take.
When people lie to you daily...when you respond to calls involving "scum of the earth" almost daily, when you see the victims crime leaves, can you blame them when their trust in humanity becomes eroded?
Perhaps, instead of being armchair quarterbacks, some of us should get in the game and see what life is really like.
originally posted by: regor77
a reply to: bbracken677
The LEO was making a blanket statement about all citizens not just the ones carrying a camera and being disruptive. I think you are missing the core of the point.