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All cops are crooked...seriously

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posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 01:13 PM
bullshi... you're kiddnig right...

All cops are not crooked.... as others have already stated, you've probably done something wrong, got in trouble for it and now want to blame the police...

I know some police officers, very well, they are stand up guys.

You are wrong for about cops. I hope that some day you'll see the light.

I also hope that you never need assistance from a police man... or maybe I do, cause I guarantee that you'll get it and then maybe you'll see...

posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 02:33 PM
Ive never got in trouble by the cops..NEVER. All im saying is that, look at how some people get treated by these people..Now you all are going to say "well they must have been doing something wrong".. The black guy getting beatin to death by 5 cops.. That wasnt wrong ?!!.

posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 03:34 PM

Originally posted by creamsoda
Ive never got in trouble by the cops..NEVER. All im saying is that, look at how some people get treated by these people..Now you all are going to say "well they must have been doing something wrong".. The black guy getting beatin to death by 5 cops.. That wasnt wrong ?!!.

that doesn't make ALL cops crooked... you need to change the title of your thread...

what part of that don't you understand ?

by black guy, I assume you're talking about Rodney King ? yeah, he was speeding, wreckless driving, on 2-3 different kinds of drugs... hmmm nothing wrong there...

posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 08:51 PM
Cops don't exactly have a glorious job....and the primary word in that statement is "job"....It's a job - You can love your job like no tomorrow, but everyone's going to have days they don't want to be at work or wish they were doing something else...Yes, even cops....

Is it fair that they occasionally take their aggression out on you for their own pleasure and safety? Of course not....And if that happens, that's why you get a lawyer and you sue their happy ass....

I've been at a party where two cops showed up...full uniform and on the clock...said they wouldn't bust the party (which had underage drinkers) so long as we gave them some weed....don't ask me how they passed their drug test....We didn't have that on our minds at the time...

A friend of mine got into an accident with an off-duty damage to either car...He had a few minor unpaid tickets...Booked him and let him sit in jail over night, after planting a knife in his back pocket that they found on him before they took him to the holding cell....little extra commission...

I could go on and on with stories about bad run-ins with cops....

But I could also do the same with positive encounters...okay...These people bust their asses trying to keep us safe...

And the most important thing to remember is, these guys ENFORCE the law...they don't MAKE it....That's a nice little one-liner they'll frequently say to you in that smart ass voice....

posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 09:11 PM
While I agree that there are cops who are doing it for a power trip, I don't think it's 95%.

I got pulled over once by an Ohio state trooper for no muffler on the car. My husband had a new one in the trunk that he was getting ready to install. It was the first time I'd ever been pulled over, and the cop spent ten minutes trying to get me to calm down! He was really nice. I explained to him that we had the muffler in the trunk, and I would show him if he wanted. He believed me and said just go put the thing on--end of story.

posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 10:38 PM

Originally posted by Amethyst
While I agree that there are cops who are doing it for a power trip, I don't think it's 95%.

I got pulled over once by an Ohio state trooper for no muffler on the car. My husband had a new one in the trunk that he was getting ready to install. It was the first time I'd ever been pulled over, and the cop spent ten minutes trying to get me to calm down! He was really nice. I explained to him that we had the muffler in the trunk, and I would show him if he wanted. He believed me and said just go put the thing on--end of story.

Ohio State Troopers always treat me right. No attitude, and sheer professionalism.
If I could choose a law enforcement agency to get busted by, I would choose the OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 02:48 AM
I work with cops on a daily basis. Sure there are a few bad ones! IMO about 98% are courteous, hard working, professionals! You must have met the 2%. Does your job require a bulletproof vest and a gun for your Safety?

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 04:37 AM
I used to believe that policemen were hard-working devoted professionals with the occasional rotten apple tossed in. But over the last ten years I've seen a marked turn for the worse. Most of the old, professional ones have either gone into retirement or have been promoted and transfered to administrative duties, removed from the pubblic. I don't like the new breed one bit: the old policemen were able to solve many situations without turning to force, just with their gentle but stern demeanor. The new ones, on the other hand, resolve to force so much often and they seem to feel safe only when they are either heavily armed or in superior numbers. I don't know if it's either a generational change (for the worse), new recruitment standards or the new training and procedures focus much more on the "aggressive" side, but whenever I need a policeman, I always look out for the older ones or state troopers, who seems to still be a better breed. A policemen's duty is not only to hand out tickets or shooting bad guys: he/she's a respected member of the community, but this respect comes when he/she's also ready to help out people in all those small things, like telling you how to get "there", explaining you the changes to the road rules or helping old ladies cross the road. The administrators fail to see this: in many European countries policemen are given a "quota" of fines to reach by the end of the month. If they fail this, they are punished with more overtime work, less vacation permits, etc. I understand that some US municipalities are also going this direction. Officers focus on "safe areas", like parking or speeding, where they can fill their quota quickly and without much trouble. This leads into running a police department like a private, money making enterprise, not a public and respected institution. Coupled with the new generation of "aggressive" policemen, it's easy to see why citizens are losing their faith in the police.

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 08:55 AM
well, seeing as my uncle dropped out of the policeforce due to the fact he got sick of the corruption and violence in area he was stationed, I take offense at your claim that all cops are these horrible, power obsessed freaks. If you live in Australia, try being a cop in redfern for a coupla years, then let's see if you don't develop a VERY short fuse from the constant violence, abuse, theft etc etc you have to put up with day in day out. So you can' blame some of them. It would be hard to be all smiles and giggles to a speeding ticket if the previous crime you attended was the murder of a child or being assaulted and abused by one or more people because you had the hide to enforce the law...

There are the cops that do take advantage of their power, but to say that ALL cops are like that is being as bad as most media nowadays. They pick out one bad point, then blow it all out of proportion & sensationalist it to make it sound more fantastic or worse than it is.

Btw, speeding tickets are high by design. Stupidly big fine = painfull on the wallet = you're going to try and avoid getting one. It's simple logic..

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 09:19 AM
As I said before, there's a sad trend about running police departments as money-making machines. Some European departments devote much more energies to traffic control than crime prevention, simply because the council want them to "actively contribute" to the budget. Some departments (mainly in the UK) have been cut down to a minimum, because they rely heavily on automatic speed cameras. So the policeman's task is simply to change the film, write down the ticket and send it to the right address. Traffic violators only need to watch out for cameras and they can do whatever they want, since cameras are not everywhere and only catch speeders. The most active and motivated men can't take very much of this and soon quit, leaving the department with just the least desiderable material.
The recruiting issue is also very, very important: it seems that nowaday the recruiting officer prefer aggressive personnel over the ones that are cooler and more reflective. This means that you have a person who's perhaps readier and quicker to use force, but often overeacts to the threat and is not well suited to interpersonal relationships (like convincing teens to quit hanging around where they shouldn't without physically threaten them). This may work well in Miami Vice or Robocop, but real life is not TV...

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 09:20 AM
all cops are crooked
and nobodies perfect
absolute power corrupts absolutely.
that goes for anybody, even you, when put in any position of power.

everything comes with perks - some too hard to resist. like taking out your steroid induced anger on the petty criminal.

damn flawed humans. wah.

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 10:02 AM
F___ Cops. Seriously Me and My G/f have seen cops doing stupid #, just because they can.

2 Police cruisers stopped in the middle of an intersection, while the light was going from green - red, and they sat there, while the light was red mind you and had a coversation.

I've seen a police officer fly past me in his car, ( I have a knack for license plates ) .. 4 blocks up the road he was sitting at Tim Hortens (canadian donut / coffee chain).

Police do abuse there power. I personally hate them. They have no authority, they are just enforcers. To me they are just a redneck in a blue/black button up shirt with shiny objects on it.

(Oh and Thread AUthor, the police dont usually bother you, if you are in 10 Mph + or - of the speed limit.)

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 10:09 AM
It is about time somebody fully agrees with me on my subject matter. They just dont care do they ? They stretch their authority to the max.

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 10:39 AM

Originally posted by creamsoda
All cops are crooked...seriously

I know a few cops, none of them are crooked. Therefore, you are wrong.

Don't the TOS of the group forbid blanket insults at entire groups of people? Isn't that what this is?

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 12:16 PM
Sounds like you are one of those copwatch If you think all cops are bad, guess you think the gov't is watching you right now through your computer too.

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 12:39 PM

Originally posted by creamsoda
My uncle was shot with a tazer for no reason.

Years ago, my uncle was shot in the back by a cop for no reason. He was killed. He was the passenger in a friend's car, who had been drinking. My uncle was handcuffed, and the cop was walking him to the cruiser, supposedly. He said he thought he was running when he stumbled slightly, and just shot him point blank. He had no warrants, he was only the passenger, and he was handcuffed. I'm not even sure why he was handcuffed.

That's a pretty isolated incident, but it never should've happened. Cops do seem to enjoy being arseholes. I remember how they used to love to mess with me and my friends when we were younger. We couldn't hang out anywhere without multiple cops coming to drive us away, or arrest us.
I think they all get pissed off at the world, after being a cop for awhile. For that reason alone, I think they should only be allowed to be a cop for a predetermined length of time. They should also have to undergo psychological tests regularly, to make sure they can handle the emotional pressure their job places on them. Most can't, plain and simple. They walk around in denial, and pissed off at the world.

I've known a few cops personally, too. They scare me, quite honestly. The stories they'd tell and laugh about made me think they're mentally ill. Anyone who can tell true stories about gruesome and/or sad stuff, and laugh about it, isn't right in the head.

[edit on 24-1-2005 by Mr_Mojo_Rising]

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 01:15 PM
For those of you who say well you're just hate authority and I hope someday you're in a position where you need one someday. I have been in a situation where I needed the cops twice in my entire life, and neither time did they help in the slightest.

The first time: About 3 years ago I was driving and the brother of a girl I knew passed me going the opposite way. Now this guy is the stereotypical drugged out f--king psycho, He flips his car around on a busy street nearly causing a wreck and starts chasing me for no reason. After deciding that there is no way I can safelly evade him without endangering other motorists I call 911 and drive defensivelly while waiting for an officer to vector in on our direction of travel. While waiting for the cops to respond he forces me off the road and comes up to my car and punches out my drivers side window bare handed. Immediatelly I pull my good old handgun out and kick my driver side door into him. To make a long story short when the police arrive this guy is on the ground with a 9mm pressed into the back of his skull. Because the cop knows the guy that ATTACKED ME he lets him go and tries to charge me with aggravated assault.

Tell me that's F-ing fair!!

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 01:41 PM
The cops that most people come in contact with are mainly traffic and street cops. Alot of them are traffic and street cops because of 1 out of 4 things.

1: They are young guys that just started and haven't planned their carreer before joining the force, others like me that had a place in the force before even becoming a cop or knew what they wanted to become inside the force before they even joined up, never have to do street duty except during training and special assignments, like high profile events with massive security.

2: They can't become anything more then a traffic or street cop because they don't have the skills, qualifications or brains to go further.

3: They won't become anything more then a traffic or street cop because thats exactly what they want to do as a police officer in the first place, there are alot of people that like being a regular cop because of the work they can do within a community.

4: They can't become anything more because of their attitude and mentality towards everyone(the center type of cop for this topic I guess).

The problem is that the officers people come mostly in contact with are these street and traffic cops, especialy the ones with a bad mentality, because they go after grey area offences alot, just because they can.

When someone is stopped for an actual offence, they know they were the bad guys, they pay their fines or goto jail and thats the end of the story, other people don't care because "hey, he did it".

When stopped for a grey area offence, people don't know most of the time what they did wrong and they are usualy frustrated and angry about the offence they made after being informed what it is because its such a minor infraction, or in some cases just a suspision by the officer(these can be stopping people of different color, stopping people because they drive funy, stopping people because they have a dead light and so on.

So people mainly remember and talk about stops and police contacts for grey area offences, offences that are mostly gone after by the cops that are powertripping or have a bad mentality or have bad people skills.
These are the kind of cases that people talk about and in which there can be doubt for the stop or arrest and this is what gives the police a bad reputation.

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 01:59 PM
I hear ya, astral_ice. The last time I wanted a cop to help me, he didn't do a damn thing either. I was at a party, and this dude tried to strangle me when I wouldn't fight him. I lost consciousness and had bruises on my thoat. So, I left and went to the police station to file charges. I told them the guy is crazy and he's going to end up killing someone.
Well, the cop told me that I'd just been in a "party scuffle," and that's all. Apparently, he knew the guy, because he was a known troublemaker, in and out of jail often. He said he just had a hard life.
A hard life???!!! How the hell does that give him the right to strangle me until I black out??? That was the extent of what they were going to do for me. I couldn't get them to do anything all.

posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 05:22 PM
The good cops are the ones that come in just for a paycheck. The others, who think they're actually protecting us, are just protecting the system, and we all know the system is against us.

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