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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
Human rights supersede a cops feelings and always will...
People won't kowtow to Muslims who demand others not to draw Muhammad, why should we appease a cops feelings just because they might get violent.
originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: network dude
You act as if police are on a peer level with citizens. They clearly are not.
Neither police nor citizens are required to be nice. Only citizens are required to abide by this countries arcane and stiffing laws.
Authoritarians are a cancer on a free society. Mercenaries are herpes.
originally posted by: Bedlam
I keep seeing this type of attitude displayed. "I'm a cop. I can get away with doing anything I want!!"
And amazingly enough, when you act like an threatening, dangerous ass to a citizen, .......he becomes a dick. Just....like.....magic.
Forget all about how many bad drug dealer stories you read today.
Forget all about how mean that last lawyer you dealt with was.
Forget all about how irritating it is to have to do paperwork and do your job correctly.
Imagine for one second, you are that citizen. (just pretend for the sake of discussion) If you didn't make the immediate assumption that the guy was armed, or a criminal, or a drug dealer, and you were polite, and non threatening, would it make things easier? Would it make them relax just a bit? Maybe not feel threatened into recording you? Would you prefer to deal with nice people, or do you really LIKE having some steroidal blowhard in a costume shrieking at you?
Now, Imagine again that you are that citizen, but this time, the cop that stopped you has a major attitude, and tries to tell you all about how he is going to beat your ass, erase your recording, and plant evidence on you. Would you be nice to this guy? Give him a break? Enjoy his company? Not feel threatened?
The world is filled with choices. And (incredibly enough) those choices have repercussions. You are free to chose how you want to approach any situation, and you are free to act like an ass. But remember, that citizen is just as human as you, and has the same freedom of choice in how he deals with you. And really, there's an awful lot of them, and they all have votes. And the more of you that act like dicks...well, eventually, the government will start making things a bit harder for you and your buddies. Hell, New Mexico just took all the toy money away. Who knows where THAT might stop?
Treat humans like humans, respect others to get respect, and be nice whenever possible. It really does work.
originally posted by: johnwick
a reply to: network dude
Um, by law, you know, the one you swore to uphold, he doesn't have to answer any questions ever period, you know, the 5th amendment, the right to remain silent.
Don't like it, don't have the mentality to handle this, don't be a cop.
Just do your job the right way, no probably at all.