I bookmarked an article that I found on rense a few days ago and just now got around to reading it.. Yes i know most dont like rense but I try and
focus on the content of an article and not so much the source.
Cops have always considered themselves above the law. You see it every day, them breaking the speed limit for no reason when they feel like it.
Risking our lives on insane car chases for minor offenses. Smashing into our homes and wrecking everything and sometimes killing us, often on the
basis of false tips. Even in the good old days before World War II, they routinely beat the hell out of suspects to get confessions.
Now for my personal opinion and this opinion comes with personal experience. As the son of a former Dallas Cop for 25 years and having met many of his
colleagues, I can say yes I believe they think they are above the law.
I knew some of them very well, drank with them at fishing tournys and poker games, while underage and I knew a couple that were killed.
More to the point though, not only was my Dad above the law, his family was to.
I cant tell you how many times I was stopped and talked my way out of a speeding ticket (or worse) by turning the conversation to police work and
eventually towards my dad, I even had the Dallas PD sticker on my windshield and my dads badge number to prove it
My real point though, is the way officers are acting in the last few years, especially since 9/11. Taseing old people, taseing children, interrogating
with a nightstick instead of words and at times even shooting people when deadly force couldve been averted.
Then there is the despicable way the New Orleans Police acted before, during and after Hurricane Katrina. I wont even go into how they, along with
Blackwater Mercenaries, were allowed to kick down doors, confiscate firearms and force people out of their homes and into other Cities or an entirely
Having said ALL that, I want people to know that I am not some anti-police "gangsta"
I even applied to the Waco PD in 95 or so but didnt make
it through the final stage of the interview process. Im glad now that I didnt make it though, its a tough job and I know it is but I just think things
are getting a little out of hand now. What do you guys think?
edit: I really wish they had polls here
[edit on 7/17/2007 by Kr0n0s]