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Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Declaration of Independence
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. — JFK
Now let's look at this logically. What if the perp WAS at that house terrorizing the family. He could have been in another room. Not going in armed may have been deadly for the cops, then the family. I know this is ATS and there's a lack of respect for the police here but c'mon, think about this.
Originally posted by Solasis
reply to post by BigTimeCheater
Ha! You beat me to the moral-questioning of you. I salute you, sir.
Originally posted by Lafaso870
The unlucky family and the innocent boy... I think the police should make an apology for the whole family for disturbing and scaring them .
Originally posted by againuntodust
4 or 5 years ago cops raided a house I was in, looking for a couple guys who hadn't lived there in weeks.
Came in with guns, red laser sights, full task force armor, screaming, kicking doors down. And what did they find? Me, a 15 year old, and a 10 year old, who I was watching over.
Made us lay down, stepped on us, handcuffed us for a couple hours while they ransacked the house - even after we told them the people they are looking for don't live here. They tore apart furniture, dumped drawers out, the mess took the entire night and entire next day to clean.
They confiscated a baseball cap that said "Police" on it that the 10 year old had.
Then they pulled me over when I tried to leave after I helped clean the place up, and continued pulling me over and searching me and my car for weeks on end whenever they saw me.
So in short, yeah, I can believe this story.edit on 23-12-2010 by againuntodust because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by BigTimeCheater
Originally posted by Xiamara
Everyone makes mistakes, cops are humans too. it's protocol to have a gun, and to use it when raiding a house. I'm sure the cops were all expecting a criminal, and so coming face to face with a child shocked them honest mistake, and I'm sure they will apologize and pay for the damage. Christ be nice to a cop, they are humans and people too and they are good people for the most part.
Haha what planet are you from?
Good people for the most part eh? Good people dont hide the crimes of their fellow officers. Good people dont violate the Constitutionally protected rights of an allegedly free people.
Cops are not good people, nor do they deserve an ounce of respect.
The only good cop is a dead one.
Originally posted by Mathoryn
Its ok to just disagree with what the cops did in this situation
you dont have to make up stories haha jesus man what the hell..