posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 04:35 AM
reply to post by seeashrink
the only problem with this post is the whole assumption that it is our job to kiss cop's butts even if they are abusing authority. we are supposed
to manage the cop, calm him down, so that he doesnt arrest us for no reason, according to the OP.
i have a better idea. how about we require police to receive actual training to respect citizens that goes beyond the desire to bully and a 3 month
academy that teaches them people are the enemy, then we take away most of their police powers so untrained bullys cannot be abusive, then we make a
whole slew of laws that restrict police abuse so that if a cop is rude for no reason, he gets fired, since that would happen to the rest of us if we
were rude on the job.
then we eliminate 1/2 of the millions of needless laws that make this such a weird culture in the first place, and we accept that a culture based on
character and principal and self responsibility and compassion is the true meaning of a successful civilization.
i dont want any training sessions on how to please abusive morons who are overempowered and undertrained, just so i am not a victim of their illegal
abuse. and i would much prefer a world where i could put a brown bag to my lips without harassment....and legalized weed too [i dont smoke, but i am
sick of seeing people harrassed to ensure mexican cartels have income].
maybe if we can get the ONE IN TEN american citizens who are incarcerated or involved in the criminal justice system outta jail and into freedom and a
sane culture, we wouldnt need a bunch of high school football glory day underachievers jumping all over people for a stem in their ashtray, and then
"officers" could focus on real crimes, like violent crimes, which basically werent even covered in this post. wait.
yeah, violent crimes were covered in this post. you implied many cops, if angry, would arrest a citizen for angering them just by being more
intelligent, thus giving that citizen a criminal history and a horribly abusive experience in jail overnight. well, its pretty hard not to be more
intelligent than an abusive cop. so thats pretty violent. violence against innocent citizens. thats ugly. and no, i dont feel like kissin anyone's
butt for it.