reply to post by JWH44
Originally posted by andy1033
Yada yada yada, here comes the thought police again, stating that a minority is bad in every walk of life. We have heard it all before.
My life is proof what the police are doing in this day and age, vendetta is not the word, just pure evil.
Most police are just evil sadistic hard on wannabee morons. They get thee job so they can kill people for there friends,and run vendettas, explains
90% of police.
My life is absolute proof of the abuse of power these people do, and thats the majority.
Like i always said if you want to murder people and get away with it, join the police.
For every guy like this "andy1033" here, there are 10,000 of us non crazy people who's lives are greatly enhanced by law enforcement.
The only people who have issues with Police are by and large criminals or mentally challanged in one shape or another.
No doubt, there are boys in blue who have issues, just like every profession, there are incidents that defy reason and call for reform to be sure.
Individuals who take up the oath and then break it should be treated as any criminal would and that for sure should be addressed.
There are probably even entire departments that have systemic isues...
andy1033 is like most people who whine about cops. Calls you names, dare you to say "boo". Spits on you and starts a physical confrontation to get
you on camera defending yourself or the law. Or is already a convicted criminal or drug offender and has lots of anger issues. For every andy1033,
there are 10,000 of us who look at them in disgust and pity.
It's kind of like the online gaming community, just about everyone on Xbox live is a racist 11 year old with a potty mouth that would make Geoge
Carlin blush, ranting about pot reform and "murderous pigs".
I have never, in 41 years, had any encounter with an officer that wasn't pleasant.
There are far too many people on ATS with what I call "the numbers problem". They see 100 incidents of police abuse reported online with youtube
videos that conveniently start late and end early and correlate that to "every cop is a murderous thug".
For every guy like this "andy" here, there are 10,000 of us who's lives are greatly enhanced by law enforcement.
There are 708,569 officers in the USA, each day they probably interact with 50 people give or take (between stops, questions, inquries, generic
interactions) and they work for an average of 280 days.
Thats 9,919,966,000 encounters PER YEAR.
Almost 10 BILLION!
You read about 100 verifiable incidents (count them up someone please) and you get an infintesimal rate of bad behavior. Even if it were 1000 or
10,000 the number would be tiny.
The vast vast, majority of police interactions are professional and pleasant.
JWH44, do not look at ATS as a source for credible news, or a national mood. The same goes for reddit and digg, all you will find there are people
with no sense of logic and a serious issue with "the number problem".
Most of us, no... make that almost ALL of us appreciate what you do and would reach for the phone to dial 911.
Even though he won't admit it, so would our friend andy1033.