reply to post by Juanxlink
My best friend, for 30 years is LEO, I myself, couldnt do the job so I dont.
I have no patience for the true bad guy, and too big of a soft spot for the common individual to do the "job" like the botherhood wants done.
There ARE really good police on the job, but more and more these new guns are just so predisposed to first response as violent its scary.
Hand on taser as you approach every car is a little too much for me.
Everyone is guilty is the mindset anymore,
to truly be balanced and good at the job is becoming rare, the police went from neighborhood beat cop, patroling friendly cop, to military assault
force in 2 generations.
It's pretty pathetic when you see it in the middle of mayberry rfd that deputy fife thinks he needs a taser, a 40 cal, a 12 ga, his AR, cert
training, sniper school, flash bangs, all to "control" maybe 1,200 residents!
Now apply that to an urban setting where populations soar,
its an army, and the potential chaos and disaster scenarios leap expotentially.
In this case wannabe gangsta bike boy would have driven off into the night and gone home, see him another day.
IF it would have involved gunplay then yes, I probably would have run him over as well, after I tazed him, then shot him, then backed up over him.
That is why I'm not a cop.