posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 01:36 PM
reply to post by muzzleflash
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
I have been to Odessa on several occasions and had a great time. I didn't see any particular bad police behavior and I believe I even got a ticket
while there. It would seem that people from that area hate that area, while I love it. Maybe it's the weather, maybe something else.
With that being said, there is police corruption everywhere and I don't think anywhere is immune to such an infestation, save for maybe the place
where I'm living now.
The problem is that police are becoming more militarized, with far greater powers and the people are being indoctrinated to not only accept it, but
expect it too. We have all of those "World's Wildest" with that Sheriff John Benell jackass and all of the other CSI type shows.
People seem to forget that the police should serve the public, not the other way around and all police, no matter who they think they are or who they
think you are, should act in a professional manner and give everyone they come into contact with, respect. A police officer should not be able to take
our rights away for his safety. He chose to do that job, we didn't choose it for him and he knew that there was danger involved. His safety,
especially since it was his choice, is not more important than my liberties. If he doesn't like that, then maybe the police officer should choose
another line of work.
We aren't turning into a police state, we have become one. When a police officer can just pull you over, detain you, disrespect you, use deadly force
on you or make up some charge to throw you in jail, then you are living in a police state. That's really all there is to it.