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Originally posted by voudew
OK, here, I AM A COP.
I can tell you this, i can think of maybe 5 cops i have ever worked with that like doing traffic stops and writing tickets, and they are doing them to either get drugs arrests or DUIs. The rest of the time we do them becasue we are told to.
Cops are doing this because we wanna help people, we like order, peace calm and quiet nights are good. We don't mind that you are on a podeum speaking yor mind, but we do mind the A** hole in the audiance getting a worked up, because he is the Douchebag who goes out and breaks a store window.
In those RIOT pics you posted, its comming down to this, idk what you have (weapon wise, knives, guns, etc) or what you snorted, injected, or smoked, but i do know that if it comes down to it, Im not letting you hurt me or anyone else. And I AM going home to my family at the end of the night.
I wanna make something else clear, in those other pics you see, there will always be more cops than the suspect. And you will never see the footage of when it was 1 on 1, or from the begining of the situation.
Its is the cop's job to ensure the bad guy doen't get away, to break into your house and take your stuff, or hurt your kids, or rape your wife. If a bad guy gets gets hurt, its there are too many cops, if he get away there aren't enough cops. If we speed to a 911 call, its cops are wreckless, and if we aren't at your house immediately when you call, its cops are lazy.
In 2006, there were an estimated 92,455 forcible rapes reported to law enforcement
Nationwide in 2006, there were an estimated 447,403 robbery offenses.
In 2006, there were an estimated 2,183,746 burglary offenses
If you hear the "horror" stories of 3 cops shooting a guy 9 times. Think about it, each cop only fire 3 rounds, they were not gonna stand arround going well hes high and drunk and coming at us with a knife, do u wanna shoot or should i?
If all the cops said ya know what..... F*ck it, we r taking today off, i would bet within 3 hours you would you would have total chaos and within 6 hours you would have Martial Law in place... and maybe 2 hours after that you would be begging for normal cops to come back again.
Please, do my job, take the badge and gun, if you feel you could do it better, go ahead join the force. I dare you
Military, Firefighters, EMS, and Police... Only the finest become them. Becasue only the best can put up with their problems, their family's problems, and everyone else's problems without going completely insane.
Originally posted by EnoughIsEnough
"We have learned what the true definition of a terrorist is. We have all been taught to think it's an Arab. I won't mince words here. It's a foreign guy, with an evil squint, probably wearing something wrapping up his hair. He might also be well shaven, to disguise himself as one of us, but he is probably not 'from around here.'"
What a load of bullsh*t!
I see many people these days saying that we all perceive 'terrorist' as being of Muslim nature.
NO ONE DOES>!
The media can sometimes make out that accusation but when its only 'Muslims' blowing themselves up in areas where men, women and kids stand on TV and bringing up crimes throughout the world. You have to think to yourself! No one else is doing this!
NO ONE HAS BEEN TAUGHT!!!! ITS IN FRONT OF OUR EYES!( and I do not mean TV )
Muslim extremists are the main cause of terrorism right now with there outlandish religious belief system.( All religion should be thrown away.)
So do not even come it, making out we all 'claim' its Muslims. NO! It is Muslims.....If Muslims have a problem about their status as good people, then they should get of their arses and try and stop these 'terrorists'.
Has anyone on this site got a brain!?
[edit on 11-8-2009 by EnoughIsEnough]
Ohh, and if you wanna know why some cops are so bitter, and mean, and all that other stuff... Cops deal with the Lowest parts of Humanity everyday if their career, im not complaining, i like it, but ya it gets to some people.
Originally posted by TSer78
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.
Why don't you, and all the public servant haters, request a "Do Not Assist" system. Much like the "Do Not Call registry", the cops will just ignore any calls from your location.
Do us a favor, so that we can drive past your burning house without the police cars, and fire engines slowing down traffic.
[edit on 12-8-2009 by TSer78]
Judging from your avatar I understand why. Sounds like your an upstanding roll model in your community, keep up the good work.
Not saying they make good role models either,but someone holding a gun up in the air, wearing a hoodie and trying to look "gansta", one would assume thats why police harass them.
If you got all the answers, maybe you should run for office or become a community leader and fix the corruption that's goes on in law enforcement.
Better yet if you only have a minor, petty speeding ticket, I'm sure you could still qualify to signup for the local police force and actually see what goes, from others perspective's, instead of assuming that all police are dirty, corrupt, or incompetent.
We do break some laws, speeding, fluffing stop signs, maybe helping a friend out of a DUI. Its the perks of the job, every job has them, some more useful than others. But i assure you, Good Cops are looking for ways to get the Crooked Cops, and the perks pretty much end with small vehicle code violations.
On those few rare occasions of police brutality you see, I would like to remind you that a few bad apples spoil the bunch. You only see and read about the really juicey calls we get, good and bad. You hear of maybe 10% of what we actually get. And that is a generous percentage.
So, you cited 3 felonies totalling 2,631,149 incidents. Thats not counting the other felonies, misdemeanors, and summary offences, and the other random complaints we get. and ""There are as of 2006, 683,396 full time state, city, university and college, metropolitan and non-metropolitan county, and other law enforcement officers in the United States. There are approx. 120,000 full time law enforcement personnel working for the federal government adding up to a total number of 800,000 law enforcement personnel in the U.S."" (wiki answers) So answer me how are the 700,000 of us going to protect 300 million people from everything. The police do what they can to help you, and trust me, it aint like law and order, NCIS, or CSI by a long shot. It makes it extremely difficult to do the job when almost everyone is doing what they can to make it harder. i say 700,000 becasue the feds ain't worrying about your 911 calls.
Its is the cop's job to ensure the bad guy doen't get away, to break into your house and take your stuff, or hurt your kids, or rape your wife.
A call where you have your gun drawn is not a volleyball game, its usually very very bad, and hectic, and honestly have to be ina situation like that to understand.
The system to get in is man made and people slip in who shouldn't, i admit that, and cops are people too, some get a giant ego, who wouldn't, some make mistakes, some are just plain bad. BUT to say that cops are terrorists is completely wrong. It is our job to maintain the status quo, to ensure that your rights, aren't violated by another, but that sometimes violates that other persons rights. Its a thin line.
Every now and again, someone does come along and say thank you, or say hey, if your not busy stop for coffee, or hey we are having a BBQ come on in. But its rare, and usually its family of the EMS or firefighers you work with. No one calls 911 or the police to just say thanks...
Originally posted by rjmelter
reply to post by liquidsmoke206
Personally... Avatars are supposed to be created to represent you...
Why create a thuggish avatar if it doesn't represent you? Instead of referring ppl to other threads why dont you just explain it again so we can ALL GET BACK ON TOPIC!