reply to post by BlueRaja
The jerkoff in question is the person that talks about rights, but never ever talks about responsibilities. They feel they need to push the limits to
see what they can get away with, and then give the "whaa, who me?" line when confronted. They have no respect for authority of any kind as that's
fascism to have to obey somebody else. They are the person who gives a cop who's just trying to do his/her job a hard time, because they don't like
cops in general.
I have never seen a cop man-up and admit he did anything wrong. Even on those few ocassions where they were found guilty of it and fired, or maybe
even sent to jail. Have you ever heard a cop take responsibility and apologize for violating someone's rights, or killing someone, even the wrong
person? I can't remember one time, publicly anyway.
And talk about pushing the limit. I got stopped two nights ago for a "license plate out." Guess what. When I got home, it had magically fixed
Respect is a two way street.
I don't blame people for not liking cops anymore. I come from a family of cops and wore a shield myself, so I am not biased by some propoganda I
heard somewhere. I have no problem with the cops doing their jobs, but interfering with people who have done nothing wrong, violating citizens rights,
and breaking the law themselves on a regular basis is not acceptable.
I was riding behind a cop yesterday who went over the line twice and failed to signal within a few hundred yards. Then about an hour later I was
behind another cop who was speeding (so I followed right behind him), drifted into the next lane almost side-swiping a woman, and then I lost him as
he blew through red light at a busy intersection where kids were getting out of school. And no, he wasn't on his way to a call. He just wasn't
paying attention because he had his phone stuck in his ear. In fact, he was out of his juridstiction for whatever reason.
Now for a poor person, the fine for making even the most simple and un-intentional mistake behind the wheel could be enough to literally put them out
on the street. I have seen it happen. A hundred bucks to a lot of families is enough to send the house of cards tumbling.
What is happening to this country is not acceptable, and is contrary to the values this nation was founded on. The values the police are supposed to
be out there to protect. The police are no longer servants of the community, but agents of profit for the court system which is operated by the
private entity known as the BAR association. It has nothing to do with justice. It is about profits, and control.
EDIT to add: And before you jump on me about speeding behind the cop, understand this. It is not the offense I am concerned about but the
double-standard. The Autobahn in Germany has no speed limit, but has a lower fatality rate than any highway in America.
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