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originally posted by: spoonbender
because ya got it all sorted
originally posted by: grandmakdw
You obviusly don't live in America.
What you are experiencing is called "mean world syndrome"
or in your case "mean cop in America syndrome"
This is a real psychological phenomenon,
(google it and read about it)
it is when you watch too much TV news
to much TV in general
read too much about negativity in on the internet.
You get a misperception of what the entire world/country
For every cop on TV or talked about on ATS,
there are thousands upon thousands
that never make the news.
That hand out their tickets, that respond
to calls for help, that never, ever, ever,
make the news or ATS, because what
they do is frankly boring and expected.
With TV and mass media,
if one person experiences something horrific
word travels the entire globe at the speed of lightening.
Giving the impression that it happens frequently
in the world/country, when the entire reason it
made the news was it's uniqueness.
What happened was most likely a 1 in 7Billion
event. But it is perceived by the world as happening
7 Billion times, rather than 1 time.
That is what is happening in the US right now.
There are bad police, yes, I won't deny it at all.
But for every policeman who makes a bad choice,
there are thousands upon thousands who make
good choices and help the community.
Look at Baltimore,
they asked for the police to back off and leave
the minority community alone (Baltimore is 64% black)
and less than 30% white. So backing off on arresting
"minorities" meant backing off and not arresting 70%
of the criminals.
The result, massive crime, killing sprees, etc.
People upset that the police did what they were asked,
to stop policing 70% of the population of the city.
What does that tell you?
That most of the police were doing their job
before everyone got upset at a few rotten apples
and over reacted and forced the decent police
to stop doing their jobs.
Resulting in the worst crime and murder spree
Baltimore has ever seen.
So, if you want America to clean up it's few
what have you done to clean up your few bad apples,
in your own backyard.
The opinions you see on ATS are for the most part
over reactions and gross exaggerations,
just as you see on TV,
because the posters
are also steeped in the fictional "mean world"
created by the media.
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
Sure....we are going to have bad cops, just as there are bad people in every profession. I believe every single video was of a prior multiple offender criminal being shot if I am not mistaken. If you want to make a statement then start putting up the videos of the innocent ones that were pulled over for a traffic ticket and were shot....I couldn't find any.
As far as the OP's other agenda of guns....you have mentioned them on a couple occasions in this thread. So...what happens when you give a big, smart person a gun? It is not the weapon, it is the individual.
I personally like my police force in my area. They are nice people. They help out when someone has a flat tire, they smile and say hello when you see them around. I was stopped one time by an officer for running a red light and speeding when I had my pregnant wife in the car and when he saw the situation he gave me an escort to the hospital instead of a ticket and a scolding. I see many of them at the range I go to, and have never once heard any of them speak of harming a citizen, criminal or not.
Don't fool yourself with the media coverage you get wherever you are. I said this in a prior thread about a similar thing.....if we are to believe media then why don't the Brits do something about all the children being molested....I hear about how rampant that is all the time, but I have the ability to see that it is tragic topics that sell news.
originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
I say more guns, more killiong by cops, let them thugs die for stealing a cigar, no respekt.
Am i doing it right?
Who cares really rome will burn again.
Keep up the bread and circus, the people demand entertainment.
originally posted by: blupblup
originally posted by: intrptr
Haven't seen most of that footage before... just absolutely unbelievable.