posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 11:40 PM
originally posted by: TorqueyThePig
Truthfully, many don't care about the positive stories because they have an "implicit bias" towards the police.
Hate to say it, but I'm bias because I get harassed when I stand out.
I own two vehicles- an old, reliable beater with a # paint job- and a fairly shiney, newer flatbed truck.
If I drive the truck, I get left alone. I look like I'm heading to a job site. If I drive the car, I'll get pulled over, harassed, and randomly
ticketed about once a month- exact same drive.
That's profiling, and I resent it. and it's been happening for well over a decade, the entire time I've been driving. Last time I bought a junk
car, I got two miles away before being pulled over and ticketed for taking it to the place to get an inspection sticker- the first time I drove it, TO
the inspection place.
I know many people with nice shiny cars who have gone months, and sometimes a year+ without being pulled over for an expired sticker.
The police around here are opportunists praying on those they perceive to be poor- and therefore not powerful enough to fight them. Hard to respect
Meanwhile, I've had thousands of tools and equipment stolen from my property since moving here- and filed a police report for over a dozen incidents-
without so much as a single call back.
One time a police officer did stop by though. They gave me a ticket for having a small fire in my back yard. Roasting marshmallows on your own
property? Can't have that...
Systemic corruption, opportunistic extortion, a gang-like mentality of above-the-law thugs funded by my tax dollars.