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Originally posted by endisnighe
reply to post by JWH44
Nice attack comment there. You are slipping there and showing the mentality that power creates.
reply to post by Everwatcher33
That is the mentality of let us say 80% of the country now. The government is run for the elite, by the elite and now being enforced by the elite(cops).
People just cannot see the forest through the trees. Cops and government are becoming the jackboots, just like in the good old USSR.
WHERE ARE YOUR PAPERS?!
Originally posted by Maxmars
I genuinely respect your words.
And if I ever contributed to the ignorance inherent in generalizing about law enforcement I sincerely apologize.
If there is one thing that is certain in this world it's that we are all individuals and we are free to conduct ourselves as we determine is appropriate.
I concur that many here are unusually zealous about disparaging those who wear a badge of authority. Some of it I attribute to simple immaturity and misplaced angst. Some, perhaps, is ideological; which is another story entirely.
Me, I just miss the good old days when peace officers could spend their entire careers without ever engaging in, or having to confront personal violence for its own sake; and certainly never being so stoked and 'strack' that pulling a weapon makes their day.
Of course some of this could be a result of media allure (they love scary/sad/horrific news in the editors' room) or skewed training perspectives. But in the end, we all share the burden of creating our reality, and maligning people for the sake of 'group think' is a distraction we can hardly afford.
Originally posted by sparrowstail
Originally posted by JWH44
reply to post by randyvs
Therefore, I think it is necessary to provide a counterpoint in response to some of the more outlandish statements that are made by the few.
........while not discounting the factual ones. ....sir
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
Police work, like any other profession, only attracts certain types of people. One type of person that is attracted to police work are people who have a strong and sincere desire to serve the community. These people are the good cops.
The other type of person that is attracted to police work are people that love power and love to use it. These are the bad cops.
I think it is fair to criticize police forces for not weeding out the potential bad cops and rewarding the behavior of good cops. A bad cop that throws a bunch of people in jail and rules the streets with an iron fist is more likely to get ahead in many police departments than a good cops who resolves street-level issues through tact and reason.
95% of all cops i've dealt with were super A-HOLES........and i've never even been arrested.
Originally posted by Everwatcher33
when did it become necessary to place 50,000 laws (made it up, but you get the picture) to govern the people of this country?