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Whats with all the cop bashing? Its pathetic....

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posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by trailertrash
reply to post by OzWeatherman
 




What's with all the citizen bashing? Is one OK but the other not?


Did I say that

READ THE FRIGGIN OPENING POST AGAIN

Are people that thick and ignorant that they cant understand or do not wish to understand what I wrote at the start of the thread....sheesh




posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 03:45 PM
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I have respect for the police and you're right that most are good people. On the other hand, I have friends and family in law enforcement, and my issue with them is they do things that break the law and have the mentality that they are above the law. The most common offense I've witnessed among those LEOs is drunk driving. It really bothers me and when I actually confronted them with my concern I was ridiculed. I also know that racial profiling is alive and well, and that power is abused at every level. Personally I've never been in any real trouble exceeding a routine traffic stop, and on the whole my experience has been if you give respect you get respect. I consider myself lucky... I know many others have not.

From what I understand LEOs have to assume that people are a danger until they can discern otherwise. This I can understand. It works both ways though... Just as a minority of the general public who are dangerous has caused them to initially suspect everyone as such, the general population is also weary of corrupt officers. It only takes a few to ruin the reputation of the lot. The problem is that you really don't know what you'll get on both sides, but it's not balanced because while only a minority of society are criminal, ALL LEOs have power over the rest of us and have the opportunity to abuse that power whenever, wherever, and however they chose. That simple fact breeds fear and contempt which is not completely unfounded.

Bashing LEOs is not the answer... I totally agree. Finding a solution isn't easy. By it's very nature this situation does not present a level playing field, since they ARE the law. I'm not sure what the answer is, I only know that with the flow of info these days and all the videos and stories of police brutality plaguing the Internet, this problem is likely to continue to get worse

I ultimately feel that if we don't have a paradigm shift soon, we are most certainly doomed to self destruct.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 03:51 PM
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It is frustration with the police not policing themselves well enough.

A bad cop can do alot of damage, and there has been quite a few reports of bad cops the last couple of years, so naturally people are losing trust with their local PD's.

Although they are localized problems, there are to many reports of bad cops on a broader scale which leads people (at rightfully so IMO) to not trust the police in general.


It is a PR problem and makes me think there are flaws in how police are trained and how the bad cops are weeded out.

Anyways, thats just my take on why there seems to be so much "cop hating" around here.

I personally think that the local PD here does a great job

But it is different everywhere you go.
edit on 17-8-2011 by Darkblade71 because: typonese



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 03:51 PM
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They are thick, ignorant and too reactionary. Willing to bet half the posters didn't read the OP, and quite a few couldn't get past the first page. It's sad you have to keep pointing this out.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by Domo1
reply to post by OzWeatherman
 


They are thick, ignorant and too reactionary. Willing to bet half the posters didn't read the OP, and quite a few couldn't get past the first page. It's sad you have to keep pointing this out.


Yeah exactly

For some reason people think i am condoning the actions of bad LEO's, where Im not.

Maybe ATS has become stupider? I dont know mate



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 03:55 PM
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haters gonna hate

thats a fact of life and none anyone says otherwise will convince them

its easy

lets jump on the hater bandwagon!!!!

meh no thanks



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 04:01 PM
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Most of the cop bashing comes from the actions of the police in a given situation whether the circumstances are known or not but its when the cops start beating people which goes against their job description and the powers they hold.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 04:08 PM
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Cops are tax feeders who put protection of private property on the bottom of their to-do list.

Compare private security guards, like those who work in bars, malls and banks, to police officers to see what I am talking about.

Security guards only care about protecting private property and they will get fired if they do a bad job of it. Private security must strive for customer service or they will go out of business. Private security is voluntarily funded and is held accountable by the market.

Contrast that with the police who act like pirates, running around robbing people for going 10 over the speed limit, crossing a street outside of a crosswalk, or failing to put on a turn signal.

If the police acted like firemen, where they only came out when called for by the public, they might not be so bad. But that is not how they operate today. Today, they are nothing more than glorified pirates in pretty costumes. They are insulated from prosecution by the courts. They are insulated from competition by the law. They are a monopoly of violence.



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posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 04:12 PM
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As newton stated: For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action.

Authority is unnatural and goes against our very nature; we were not meant to be idle and tame. It's not a question of revenge nor a question of duty, it's human nature. Give a man a stick and the right to use it and he'll go crazy, even more so if he's been put down his entire life. That's because we live within the confine or what society claim is acceptable behavior, denied the right to live according our primitive nature.

But that's the basic fear right there, that if we were to live without laws that we'd turn into animals, again I do not believe that to be so; If it were the case, we wouldn't have made it this far. Sure we crave brutality but only because it has been denied to us. Most people know of this, they feel it when something horrible happens on the news, that excitement. So laws create inequality and segregation which leads to social unrest. If laws were ultimately 'right', we would not have changed them so many times in the past. Most people recognize that religious institutions should not dictate laws and I'm hopeful that sometime in the near future we will not let pride, greed and hate dictate what is considered right or wrong.

We have not evolved since the creation of laws; we have devolved. Confined in tight quarters and running around senselessly like rats in cages instead of roaming freely in the world. People speak of freedom on this board but true freedom, the one our primitive selves yearn for seems to have been left behind. Now we crave attention and seek acceptance, fearing what would happen if we should be shun from society. Again, all lies meant to have people fall in line, to do as they are told, to think less and to consume.
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posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by OzWeatherman
Seriously, why do people feel the need to attack cops at every oppurtubnity they get? Most of the threads are completely ludicrous


What? Like this thread?

Cop Threatens To Execute Family After They Called 911 To Report That His Wife Was Driving Recklessly
www.abovetopsecret.com...
edit on 8/17/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are

Originally posted by OzWeatherman
Seriously, why do people feel the need to attack cops at every oppurtubnity they get? Most of the threads are completely ludicrous


What? Like this thread?

Cop Threatens To Execute Family After They Called 911 To Report That His Wife Was Driving Recklessly
www.abovetopsecret.com...
edit on 8/17/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo


Nice attempt with the strawman argument there



Seriously, the intelligence level here has dropped



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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Originally posted by DrumsRfun

I never had to get beat up or kicked by cops....I show them respect and don't act like an idiot.


You shouldnt have to show respect to avoid being beaten up or killed by them.

Being rude isnt a crime.

However being nice doesnt mean youre safe anyway.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 04:30 PM
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I do have balls to admit when I am wrong thank you very much, I've only been stopped for minor things. And when I am in the wrong I totally admit it and apologize for my wrong doing. I was a cop in the Air Force, and think I have a pretty good judge of character, and know how to behave when confronted by a cop. Thats fine write me out a ticket, be professional, and be on your way, I don't ask for their opinion, or sarcasm, and I have dealt with some good cops.. But, when LEO are getting belligerent and abusive with power, thats where I draw the line. Most think they have to give their opinion to you, or (sound advice) or talk down to you in a condescending tone. When in uniform you are to act in a professional manner, and a lot of these so called cops out there don't know when they cross the line, and take it too far. For the most that do, ya I agree, we should pick them apart, and find any and every reason to bash them. These are my tax dollars going to someone who treats me this way, I will not put up with it. I have gotten into a couple arguments with cops, they can be wrong like anyone else. I will tell them exactly what I think of them, and give them my opinion. It's stopped some dead in there tracks, and I mean (crickets is all you hear)........ As far as I'm concerned let the cops get bashed, the majority make it too easy for themselves to get bashed, and most certainly have it coming. And if they are not careful the day will come when the bashing switches from verbal to physical.

couldnt resist .............

www.youtube.com...
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posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 04:40 PM
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Perhaps you could enlighten me and post links to some of the more ludicrous threads you mentioned.




posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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Originally posted by OzWeatherman
Seriously, the intelligence level here has dropped


It sure has, especially when one can't figure why there is so much hate for cops.. Personally I would like to see more threads exposing the crimes of these corrupt cops. We all know the law doesn't do a damn thing to bring these guys to justice, as they are the law. But hey, there's good cops out there too, so lets just sweep all this non-sense under the rug, because it's never happened to "me". That is directed at those who say "all you have to do is cooperate." Yea, tell that to the guy who is hassled daily because of what he wears, or his skin color, or something as simple as having tinted windows..

If it's the stereotyping you have a problem with, well that happens in all areas. People say they hate politicians, but surely they aren't talking about Ron Paul..

All though I don't condone hating all cops just because they are cops, I certainly know where all that hatred stems from.
edit on 17-8-2011 by Freezer because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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Ludicrous, isn't it?


edit on 8/17/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo, gif



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 05:44 PM
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You have to realize,all this cop bashing is only for the benefit of other non-cops...real cops dont pay attention to losers who have been busted and hate cops...you can tell thats what you have when you point out a mistake in a post ans they start frothing at the mouth and spitting and whining about"those bastards"....cops stop paying attention at that point to ANYTHING they might say from that point on....you cant fix stupid



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 05:47 PM
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Wanna know where the hating on cops comes from? It comes from police who abuse their badge and authority and commit real crimes that would have gotten you and me locked up with 6 months in jail or more, and instead of them seeing jail, they get a 2 week paid vacation and a promotion. Think it doesnt happen? Google it, see how many times this bullsh*t has happened.

If one cop in a prescinct is on the take, you can bet your boot straps theres alot more than just one. They are as human as you and me, if you think they don't feel temptation and succumb when they see millions of dollars in front of them from drug busts you are a fool. You also need to get a vasectomy or hystorectomy so you cannot procreate and pass on your stupidity to future generations.



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by AnonymousFem
Funny you say it is pathetic, I guess you have never had a kicking or been beating up from Cops. Others might call it justice since cops get away with a hell of alot nowadays or cover up their actions.

You do have a choice however, if you do not like so called cop bashing threads. Then dont read them.
Simple move on get over it.


Because this unfortunate incident happened to you, do you therefore assume that ALL cops do this? If so, why?

Perhaps you have never had a loved one hurt by a gang, and had a policeman bring the perpetrators to justice.

If you dont like the cop appreciating threads, dont read them.
Simple, move on and get over it!



posted on Aug, 17 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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Originally posted by OzWeatherman

Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are

Originally posted by OzWeatherman
Seriously, why do people feel the need to attack cops at every oppurtubnity they get? Most of the threads are completely ludicrous


What? Like this thread?

Cop Threatens To Execute Family After They Called 911 To Report That His Wife Was Driving Recklessly
www.abovetopsecret.com...
edit on 8/17/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo


Nice attempt with the strawman argument there



Seriously, the intelligence level here has dropped


Like Ive said before. Its an Epidemic.Like ANY epidemic,you are going to get those who are going to voice their opinion. You still havnt answered me when it comes down to the AMOUNT of CRIMINAL,and I mean CRIMINAL acts Police have done! In fact,Ive seen a small percentage of those on ATS bash cops,compared to the LUNACY of the very law,you are willing to protect. Lets get this right already.I will show you my evidence,compare it to the threads here. I guarantee that I can give you more cases of Police brutality/misconduct,then you can find POSTS on ATS.......You care to take this challenge OZ???????


Mind if I start????????

Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, August 16, 2011:

Baltimore MD cop sentenced to 17yrs prison on manslaughter and firearm violation charges for shooting an unarmed Iraq war vet to death outside a nightclub while drunk because he pinched a woman’s butt that he was with. [0] (link tracking not allowed)/rcAoYm

Norfolk VA police are being sued by the wife of a police recruit who died after receiving several blows to the head during police self-defense training [0] (link tracking not allowed)/qRHiFU

2 Ottawa ON cops are under investigation after a woman who called police to help a man she found asleep on the sidewalk accused them of using excessive force on that 50-year-old homeless man when they slammed him face-first onto the pavement without cause, resulting in facial fractures. She also claims the police tried to cover it up. [3] (link tracking not allowed)/qHT3PW

Athena OR cop was sentenced to 115 months, almost 10 years, for child pornography & sexual crimes against a 15yr-old girl [0] (link tracking not allowed)/qWXd94

Oklahoma State trooper was charged with 2nd degree rape of a woman he pulled over for DUI while on-duty [0] (link tracking not allowed)/n5cIH2

Hartford CT police sued by man shown on video being beaten into unconsciousness by 2 cops in holding cell as 2 supervisors ignored it [0] cour.at/qjzK5r

Topeka KS settles suit for $300k to 2 brothers shot by 4 off-duty cops at their home during an altercation over noise [0] (link tracking not allowed)/pOuiWU

Meriden CT now faces a 3rd lawsuit alleging brutality by the police chief’s son and a subsequent cover-up by the department [3] (link tracking not allowed)/nreURi

Spartanburg County SC deputy resigns while under investigation for allegedly punching & choking a cuffed man over an insult [0] (link tracking not allowed)/r1Jgbz

Baltimore MD settles suit for $30k to man claiming a cop beat him after he called police to report domestic abuse [3] (link tracking not allowed)/o7Y12Q

Kern Co CA reserve deputy arrested on attempted murder & spousal abuse charges involving his 60yr-old wife whom he allegedly strangled into unconsciousness multiple times during a domestic dispute [0] (link tracking not allowed)/qpdAcg


Theres 16 for the day.....................



Injustice Everywhere




Do you now understand why there is Cop Bashing? Because LEO's are ABOVE the law,until they get caught..............and if they get caught,and if the average citizen stands up to the thin blue line................They are human with POWERS over the average citizen...........I mean really,this is not hard to understand.

Thank God for video cameras in police cars,and those willing to break the law,to video tape LEO's. In Illinois its illegal to record !!!!!! Who would have thunk it????????


Like I said before,the majority are good to the public,and do their jobs.We the People need to change the laws to put the LAW back into its place..........To serve and protect.



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