posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 02:00 PM
I am a supporter of law enforcement (in general), and I believe that the vast majority of them are good people, doing a crappy job for a crappy
salary, and trying to do it to the best of their ability. However, there is a segment of police that think they're above the law and that they are
"better" than the civilian population. That being said, I am extremely happy that this woman had the charges dropped, and I really hope there is
some type of disciplinary action taken against the officer.
I understand that a police officer has the right to come home to his/her family at the end of a shift, and I also know that cop's don't lose. Those
are 2 fundamental truths that us civilians need to understand. Police will protect themselves, and yes, you may have the "right" to do whatever it
is you're doing, but you also need to understand that things could go downhill for you rather quickly if you don't do what you're told. Now,
don't get me wrong, I'm not saying to be a lemming, but there are some (not necessarily this one) circumstances where you "can legally" do
something, but by doing so, you're going to have to pay the piper, so to speak. It's no different than crossing a crosswalk. Yes, you can walk out
into traffic, and they're supposed to stop, but are you going to risk life and limb to prove a point? Not me. I'll make damn sure it's safe to
cross. The same thing with the cops. Yeah, I may be filming in my front yard, but what exactly am I out to "prove" by continuing to film? Am I
intentionally baiting the cops? We'd scream "entrapment" if it were the other way around.
As for the cops not losing, they don't. You may get one, or two of them, but in the end, you're going to be a slab of meat on a stainless steel
table. So, remember these truths, because whether they're right or wrong from a physiological standpoint, they are accurate from an outcome
standpoint. But, like I said, I'm glad this turned out well for the woman, and I hope the officer learns a lesson over this, and that he goes on to
become a better cop, serving THE PEOPLE, and not his own ego.