posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 05:10 PM
reply to post by FiatLux
Yes it hurts me to be pulled over and questioned constantly. I can't leave my house without the fear of being harassed or possibly arrested, despite
doing nothing wrong. I'm sure you'd love a cop to follow you for miles, waiting for any excuse to pull you over so he can search your car.
This equates to living under a restrictive curfew more or less. If it's midnight and I'm in the mood for a hamburger it means deciding if eating is
really worth the risk of being detained for half an hour, while a stranger interrogates me on my personal business and goes through my car.
There isn't enough money in legitimate crime. Politicians and the police have to come down hard on the non-criminal population in order to raise
funds for the city.
Take speeding tickets for example. If getting a speeding ticket meant a guaranteed 3 days in jail, no one would speed. But since in most cases, you
just pay a fine and go on with your life, for alot of people, it's worth the risk. Same with running red lights, double parking, not renewing
registration, etc. They want you to break the law.
Regardless, I don't care if you think I have a bad attitude. I think yours is worse. If you want proof of police corruption, clear your calender and
do a youtube search. Or ask yourself why someone would take a dangerous, low paying job that will make most people want nothing to do with them,
unless they liked the idea of exercising power over others.
And in case you are wondering, no, there is no situation on Earth that could cause me to dial 911. The two times I have been robbed, I reported it to