Gee, i wish I had caught this one sooner so my reply wouldn't be so far back in the list here. I'll tell you precisely why there's so much police
hatred; it is from people having bad experiences with law enforcement, thus forming their opinions as bad ones, and the hatred ensues. Allow me to use
myself as an example.
I didnt outright hate the police, yeah, I never liked how they acted above the law sometimes and quite cocky, but nevertheless I viewed them overall
as people who protected me and my interests. These are the guys who'd be going after those who are attacking ME, I would think, so why is it so bad
if they have such ruff behavior, at least the person messing with me illegally will be the one to experience it right? Wrong ..
So I am sitting on my back porch with my younger sister who was 17 at the time, 18 now. She had a friend over whom I did not know. The girl, as it
turns out, was also 17 and she had ran away from a court ordered rehab in the last 2 weeks of her stay, she was about to be released, and that the
police were looking for her. I knew none of those, my dumb little sister knew and didn't tell me or use her brain enought not let the girl come over.
So I go out on my fenced in back porch, with a locked screen door on it and a roof, and im sitting with them, chatting. I had a pipe in my pocket, it
was empty of any tobacco or pot or anything, just some ashes were in it. The cop walks alongside my privacy fence on my neighbor's side of the yard,
who wasn't home at the time, and got parallel with us and said "Hey, can i talk to you two?" pointing at me and my sister, because the girl who was
wanted stood up and hauled arse into my back door into the house to HIDE since she knew that a cop was there for her.
He tells us to walk over to the fence where he is, we do so, and stay on our side of the fence and we are talking, answering his questions. I let him
know that I lived there and that it was my sister's friend I had no idea who she was. My sister agreed right then and there and said it was her
friend only. I answered his questions, he became quiet so I said "I'm gonna go inside and get my Mother", because she didn't know what was going
on, and the officer said "No, just sit tight, we're going to handle this". A few moments later out of frustration I said "I wish I could go in
there and find the dumb girl myself", a joke, and he replied "No dont worry, we have this all under control, just sit tight" as if I was serious
So back-up arrives, and first officer is a female. Shes standing at the gate to my backyard, the male officer says "ok follow me toward the gate"
and me and my sister walked alongside our portion of the fence to the gate. The lady officer opened it, and we walked through as they told us to do.
As soon as we got to the other side of our yard, the front yard but on the side of the house, he immediately says to me, "Okay, turn and face the
wall and put your hands behind your head", which I knew was coming because they JUST LOVE TO PAT YOU DOWN FOR WEAPONS IF THEY THINK YOU HAVE
DRUGS, SO THAT THEY CAN FEEL IN YOUR POCKETS AND THEN THREATEN YOU BY SAYING "DO U HAVE ANY DRUGS? IF YOUR LIEING TO ME IM GOING TO BE REALLY MAD
WITH YOU SON, NOW DO YOU?"
Might I add that I looked quite bummy, not expecting visitors, and had a sweater with holes in it, was unshaven, and had a beanie cap on. Looked like
a stoner I guess, to him anyways.
So anyways, he starts feeling my pockets, and the rest of me frisking me, he never said "I am performing a search for weapons", he didnt say a word
about the search, just started doing it right then and there. He felt my pockets and said "You dont have drugs on you do you?" and I said No,
because I DIDNT. He said, "if i find out you're lying to me im going to be really angry son". I didnt say a word, there was a brief silence, he
said, "well, do you?" and I said, "I dont have any drugs, but I do have an empty pipe in my pocket, theres nothing in it". He immediately goes
into my left pocket and pulls it out, like he already knew it was there from frisking me of course. He looks into it, and theres some ash in the very
bottom of it, grey-white ash! no bud whatsoever! He handcuffs me on the spot and charges me with possession of marijuana, for having an empty bowl
piece in my pocket inside my own home on my own property. Hes the one that forced me to come out of my home and would not allow me back inside of it
to dispose of the thing, I was trapped from the beginning and he knew it. He was a Seargent on the Gang Squad, a slick little bastard, he lied in his
police report starting as he walked alongside my yard he saw me with a pipe to my mouth and a lighter overtop of it, which is 100% a lie becaue
truth be told, i was out of smoke entirely, so how im going to be smoking? You see, police corruption to ensure victory in court.
I went to court to fight it, after a lengthy discussion in person with the public defender. He thought I had a case. Then on court day, he shows me
the police report stating he saw me smoking the pipe -- the big lie to make the case stick and cover his arse over screwing up on proceedures -- and
all I had to defend me was my sister's testimony, so I had to plea guilty or else I would've got a mean sentence if I fought and lost.
See, once he took me around the front of the house, he sat me down handcuffed on my drive way. By now there were 8 or 9 officers and at least 5 police
cars lining my street, all at my house, some in bulletproof vests and gang squad equipment, exposed guns and so forth. 4 of them formed a half circle
around me on the floor of the driveway and began insulting me repeatedly. First insult was that I looked like Freddy Kreuger because my sweater had
holes in it and was red and striped like his, and im thin. The second insult was that there might be some body parts in the freezer, that I might be
on some "Jeffrey Daumer #" quote unquote, and to check the freezers too. The next insult was that I had fleas and the cop issuing the insult said he
was going to take me to jail in the trunk so he wouldnt catch fleas of ticks from me -- of which i had none.
They couldnt find the girl, she was well hidden, so they called a motion K9. I have 3 cats in that house. I'm the one who locks them up, but im
handcuffed, and my family is going crazy crying not knowing whats happening while the cops are searching thru the whole house. One of my cats got lost
somewhere in the house, the big male cat with claws, so I told them, be careful theres a cat hiding in there with claws and its pretty big. Then they
said "dont worry, if it gets in our way, the dog will kill it in no time" or something to that effect, that they were going to let the K9 attack my
cat. it was like ANYTHING they could say to insult and be mean, they did. I wasnt instigating, I kept quiet the entire time!! Even during the
They finally found the girl and then they take the cuffs off me, i notice that most of the neighborhood is now watching, complete with binoclaurs and
the whole deal. Many of which had younger kids who played at my house with my neice, her friends, and this incident made her lose many best friends
because their stuck up parents wont let them over there anymore because we are "bad people" because the cops were here. You see how pitiful this is?
The cops are responsible for ALL OF THIS.. they handled the whole thing in the worst possible way, the only explanation for it is that they wanted to
do it that way to be mean, assholes, whatever, and they succeeded, and now they have a new enemy because I lost all respect for their asses after that
So I went to court, waived my 1st offender status, took guilty on the misdemeanor smoke charge, since i waived 1st offender status, i had no
probation, no officer to report to, no drug tests, no community service. Just a $300 fine and 6 month restricted license. So I left it @ that, i can
get a job with a smoke charge on my record, gimme a break you know? beats letting them control my life for 6 months with urine test and probation
officers, not to mention community service. and I still have that first offender status to use should I ever get a felony, since I waived it, as it
works in this state.
[edit on 2/5/2009 by runetang]