posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 12:06 AM
For what it's worth, people shouldn't make snap judgements based on what they see in a short clip that doesn't cover the entire event. There ARE
dumbass cops who think they are tough because they have a gun, tazer, baton, whatever. There are also good cops. Not all cops are inherently
"evil" as some make them out to be.
When I served in the Army, both in Korea and on the Presidio, I was on riot control. The stuff we had to learn and go through was kinda nuts. Many
of those groups sole purpose is to upset you so badly, that you retaliate. They WANT you to slam them down, hit them, arrest them. I had people
spitting in my face, yelling and screaming the worst obsenities. I had a black guy who was a good friend who always stood to my right in the line,
and civilians would make every racist comment they could think of to try to upset him to the point of attacking them (he never did, nor did I). You
have to learn where you can't hit them (which ironically is almost everywhere, there are very few spots you are "allowed" to strike them, and only
if you must), how to remain nuetral and keep a straight face, and not even say a word in response.
We had Dykes on Bikes hurl water balloons filled with urine and blood at us. I had people threaten me. And these were animal rights activists for
cripes sake. They were the "calm" ones.
So while I don't doubt there are many cops that could use a new job, as they are not fit to do their duties because of their elitist complex, there
are a whole lot that are very good guys and gals, just trying to do their jobs. Don't assume cops are "bad" because they are cops. The amount of
utter crap they have to put up with is staggering.
Just trying to play devil's advocate a bit.
[edit on 27-8-2008 by fleabit]