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Originally posted by WWJFKD
reply to post by xXxtremelySecure
Although I appreciate your response regarding comfort, I was hoping to delve more into the mentality of which the more militant appearance is just a symptom. Police now are more oriented towards intimidation in appearance and often attitude. Less of a public servant more like a controller of society through intimidation.
Tactical bloused boots and a tac vest suggest preparation for battle. You cant go to the job place everyday asking for a battle and then be surprised when it does finally come.
Originally posted by dragonseeker
first time I was ever pulled over, it was for blowing a stop sign. cop was LAPD, and was very cool. he said one way to put a cop doing a traffic stop at ease was, pull the keys from the ignition, and put them on the dashboard. been doing that since(not that I get pulled over much). but, here;s another scenario I had: back in 1999, was walking in north hollywood, ca. on my way to 7/11. cruiser rolls by, cops are staring hard. they pull a u-turn, pull right up to where I was, and came out of the car, guns out. They say, "don't run" (which was the last thought on my mind). they say I "fit the description of a suspect"(black, bald, wearing a leather MC jacket). they hook me up, take me to north hollywood division(LAPD). I'm in a small holding cell for an hour. mind you, they did not run my info from the street, they did it at the stationhouse. they come back, pull me out of the cell, and explain that I wasn't who they were looking for, but, when they ran me, I had an expired registration ticket that had gone to warrant. problem is, though, the ticket was CHP, so they then take me to the CHP station, where they hold me until my buddies(once I got one of 'em on the phone) bailed me out that night. after all that, I got the $250 bail back(a check 6 weeks later), and, after getting in front of a judge, a $10 fine. that's it. 10 bucks. so..on the initial stop, were my right violated?(I think they were) how would you have done it differently, OP?
Originally posted by anumohi
no one ever forced anyone to put on a badge. it was by their will and desire alone, and whatever the outcome it is on them for making or not making that choice. if you choose to use that badge as a weapon or deception, then all bets are off and you enter into the realm of ENEMY and should expect as being treated as such.
there is no sympathy for you, just as you have no sympathy for us, as we continue to pay your mortgages, divorce settlements, child support payments, car loans, and retirement funds........now who owes who?
have some respect and you might earn some from us
Originally posted by ukWolf
reply to post by seeashrink
Does this include masquerading as a "cop" ?
Are there not laws in US regarding impersonating a "cop", you did tell us on another thread:
"I am a good, honest cop and on one occasion that COST ME MY JOB and ruined a big portion of my life. Let me tell you a story and I will try to do the Reader's Digest version"
Why is it you still refer to yourself as a "cop"