posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 09:59 PM
To start off, I'm creating this thread as sort of a quasi-counter to jackinthebox's thread found
. No offense to him, I have the utmost respect for the guy and his positions on
other issues. He is definitely fighting for us little(poor) guys.
My most recent interaction with the man this past weekend started off with plenty of booze as most peoples experiences with the police usually do. It
was at a relatively small party being held in my honor as my birthday was on Friday. A few hours into the celebration, when the music became just a
little too loud, the police showed up right on cue. Two cars, two cops.
There was plenty of confusion when they showed up and all I heard was that they had arrived and were coming in. I in my drunken stupor immediately
became enraged that they would dare come to my party and harass my wife's family (it was at their house) over loud music when in my mind there was
plenty of better things for them to be doing at the time. So I stomped my way to the front of the house and rushed through the front door to meet them
face to face and began giving them a piece of my mind. I caught them a little after they began talking to my friend to tell him to turn the music down
and something about thrown bottles.
The two guys were extremely patient with me (something I realized when I sobered up) as I gave them them my best liquored up summary of all the
wonderful things I know about the constitution and how they couldn't come in the house without a warrant and a bunch of other stupid stuff that was
probably influenced by the hours of my life I waste away reading ATS. I was right in their face and one of them kept telling me to please relax. I
refused and started flailing my arms around and pointing at them and doing all that other dumb stuff drunk people do when they get mad. The cop
grabbed me by my shoulders and forcibly pushed me down until I was sitting on the porch steps. He told me again to relax and explained to me that they
were here to simply ask if we would turn the music down for our neighbors and thats it. He said nothing about arresting me, which I think he could of
easily got away with at the time. Before I could spout any more trash at them I had half a dozen people hauling me back into the house and before I
knew it the police had left.
My point in all this is I think I did waaaaaay more to instigate them then my friend jackinthebox ever did and I never got arrested or tasered. I've
had plenty of other run ins with police in all sorts of different cities over all sorts of different things and have seen both the good and the bad
ones but have never been abused in any way.
I think all the anti-cop rhetoric around ATS is a bit over the top and I liken it to being racist because someone of another color beat you up in
grade school or hating the religious because a few too many people showed up at your door and told you what a bad person you were because you don't
believe in god.
Like everything else there are good cops and bad cops. You will probably call me ignorant but I don't think the bad outweigh the good. Many of you
would like a world without police and I say nuts to that. The human population as a whole is far to weak and the evil people on this planet would
quickly take over the joint if you know what I mean.
I have plenty of things to say on this but instead I await your flames before I speak(type) anymore.