posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 11:45 AM
Originally posted by ThePeoplesSoldier
reply to post by Laurauk
Man is not a perfect race. Give some power, and you will always have bad ones.
It is not just a few bad ones. When I was a teenager the county came in and fired 75% of the force where I lived. They had videos of cops dealing
drugs and videos of cops drinking on duty. There were substantiated claims of assault, rape, and extortion.
This year a town in NC had the complete force disbanded. The city was forced to turn over all police powers to the county sheriff.
The Durham, NC police were known to be very corrupt. It wasn't uncommon for new recruits to leave the department under "severe mental distress." It
was a long running joke that the elevator in the police station "jammed up" between floors throwing perps on the floor.
I witnessed police in SC tip off criminals about upcoming raids. The same town had police that were known to rob suspected drug dealers and run
This year in Arkansas the police shot the fire chief in court.
As the police force becomes more of a paramilitary force the abuses become more common. The fact that people decide to strike back against injustices
(real or imagined) isn't surprising.
I'm not condoning attacking cops. I have family that is detectives and officers. What I am saying is that we cannot paint police as heroes the way we
Even my relatives admit that the department has taken own an Us v. Them mentality. Cops are routinely recruited for military backgrounds. Many of them
have no training in law and law enforcement past the required Basic Law Enforcement Training classes required in many areas. They have no real concept
of what is legal or lawful. Some of them still believe they are operating under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Cops treat all citizens as offenders that haven't been caught yet. We must treat them the same way given the recent shift in their ideology and