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yeah, definatly credit where credit is due. I'm usually the first to slag off the police for being OTT. but this guy, and his enterage (he's not alone, there will be more officers in waiting) deserve some props.
Originally posted by Resinveins
I've seen video proof of two very excellent police officers this week.. the female officer in fla who arrested the officer from miami for speeding... and this guy. I like this trend.
It would have been so easy for this guy to be a complete hard ass .. but no .. not even a hint of that.
Bravo for him If officers who abuse their authority cause a loss of respect for the badge in general, officers like this help get a little of it back.
I am a raver, have been for nearly 20 years. been to large legal events and squat parties alike. and I can say for sure that those people are on drugs. OK, there may have been a few who weren't. But from my experience, they are in the minority by a far stretch. And as for weapons, I'm not sure about the more countryfied parties, but I know that the london free party scene has been completly taken over by gangs of crack heads. (some of the soundsystem crews get a cut of their haul, and rigs who have tried to kick them out have had death threats) Pretty much everyone I know who goes to parties has been robbed at some point, many of those robberies had knifes involved, and a few of them some quite serious beatings were taken. Long gone are the days of fluffy loved up ravers. Some scenes are still very friendly, but some are very shadey, and very dangerous places to be. I will not go to a free party in London anymore, the fun has been jacked out of it. I've been lucky and only got jacked once, they didn't get anything as i managed to confront them (dutch courage) and walked away. It's been getting bad from the mid 90s, but now it's so much worse. Gangs moved in long before this I know, but they were selling drugsand kept their violence between dealers. now everyone is fair game.
Originally posted by PsykoOps
What the hell? Where do you get the idea that just because they enjoy this kind of music there must be dopeheads and weapons around? Also you should read the comments on the youtube page. He was there just to make sure the party ended at the assigned time. Not looking for trouble to begin with.
[Edit to add] Just search "police dancing" at youtube. There's tons of them. Curiously mostly from Uk. Rest of the world seems bit uptight now.edit on 5/11/2011 by PsykoOps because: add