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Originally posted by antimatter21
But seriously, how many of you have actually had run ins with the police--and not some speeding/parking ticket bs? You cannot speak to an officer about anything intelligent, it's like bible bangers, all they can do is quote someone elses words.
It is a sad state of affairs in this world with how the police treat us--no longer to serve and protect but to "Force" us into submission.
Originally posted by Maddogkull
Why are you bashing the cops?? Yeah there are always bad ones out of the group, but common a world without police or law?? It would be like dog-eat-dog
Originally posted by joechip
One thing I've noticed in every interaction I've had with cops is a complete lack of courtesy. In the "protect and serve" motto, the "serve" part is absolutely lacking in my opinion. They supposedly work for us as public servants. Does anyone actually feel like that relationship is accurately represented by the average cop's demeanor? Seriously. I've had employees before. I don't expect deference or some sort of bow, (LOL) but common courtesy would be nice. It would reflect that they recognize the fact that they signed up to work for us. All of us. Judges are even worse, though I've had fewer interactions with them. I'm sure it's a very difficult job, and I don't mean to personalize the issue, but does anyone really feel like cops in general grasp the basic reality of their job situation? That the citizens they routinely harass are their employers? I feel they do not.
Originally posted by Ridhya
Ya huh... all cops are the terrorists...
So many threads on here slandering police, the military, any one group who has had some people do bad things, makes the group guilty by association.
So tell me. Your house get broken into. Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters? Cuz if you hate the police so much I suppose you wont call them...
Originally posted by Gregarious
I DO support the law, unlike the gangbangers in blue, or the lawyers, or the judges, or the politicians.
Originally posted by doctorwork
YES YES YES; great thread, great posts;
Its about time that we all recognize that terror comes in a uniform, flying the amerikan flag.
look around; everyday, across the country, cops are overstepping their authority, beating people up, tazing people, giving tickets for literally no reason at all.
Say its not true?
For 10 years, I was in DOD, during Desert Storm, doing physical and psychiatric clearances on service and intelligence personnel. For the past 8 years, I've been doing the same with security and law enforcement, and what I've seen is astounding.
Obviously many cops are reasonable and patriotic. Obviously.
BUT, about 15% to 20% of LEOs are emotionally unstable, unable to tolerate the stress on themselves and their families, or possess authoritarian traits. Another 10-15% are simply corrupt.
Some chiefs are intelligent and can make good judgments about these officers, but many others are knee deep in nepotism and corruption, and simply let the psycho cops run amuk.
People we need to start filming and recording corrupt or crazy cops, and taking them to court, suing them for any infraction they do. If that doesn't work, things get really hairy.
police c.1530, at first essentially the same word as policy (1); from M.Fr. police (1477), from L. politia "civil administration," from Gk. polis "city" (see policy (1)). Still used in Eng. for "civil administration" until mid-19c.; application to "administration of public order" (1716) is from Fr., and originally referred to France or other foreign nations. The first force so-named in Eng. was the Marine Police, set up 1798 to protect merchandise at the Port of London. The verb "to keep order by means of police" is from 1841; policeman is from 1829. Police state "state regulated by means of national police" first recorded 1865, with ref. to Austria.
Originally posted by antimatter21
The system is too far gone now that we need a crisis in the form of a revolution--not just by the people, but by the henchmen who serve on the wrong side of the coin, ie. the police.