posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 02:40 PM
I have encountered good cops and bad cops. The problem is as an ex cop explained to me.
He joined the force, was on it for five years as a regular patrol officer, he would bust drug dealers occasionally, break up fights, etc etc and after
every single incident he would be thanked even by the people he arrested as being "a nice cop" he didn't understand it and just assumed people were
kissing his ass as he put them in the back of his squad car.
Then his partner retired, he was put together with another veteran of the force and he started being called and put more into the "intense
situations" that police deal with (while before he would be sent to investigate break ins, he now was being sent to domestic disputes, fights, etc
etc) in which he usually shows up with a few more cops than he was used to. He was shocked to find that all of them were cruel, rude and didn't
actually help anyone.
Then one night he decided it was his last night with the force as there was a local neighborhood street festival in which it is known a lot of
teenagers get drunk and socialize at at night so quite a few police hang around to make sure no one gets hurt/take the really drunk kids home/try to
stop any drinking if possible. That night crap hit the fan with fights and general bad behavior on the kids fault, however the majority of the kids
were scared and just wanted to go home, this is the night he saw his partner pepper spray a young girl screaming "I'm trying to find my little
sister!" in the face and tackle and hand cuff a boy who was running from some thugs who were chasing HIM.
I know this was a long story, but it perfectly explains in my mind what is wrong with the police force these days, the few good cops either go bad or
leave the force, it's hard to say no when you are ordered to put on riot gear and beat up some peace protesters so you either lose your job or end up
[edit on 26-11-2009 by JohnBadger]