posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 03:09 AM
LOL that's awesome. I live in Idaho Falls, Ammon is an adjacent suburb. Can I just tell you the cops here are as ass-backwards as they come!
Seriously, I can't begin to relate all the stories I have heard of abuse of power and abuse of rights since I moved here.
I am honestly scared of our police force. They like to shoot first and justify it later. Like this:
Guy was home, alone, depressed, with a gun. Instead of de-escalating the situation, they decided to breach and execute. A retired cop even wrote an
op-ed saying as much. There was a low murmur about the incident, but the community here is sheeple through and through.
As far as rights abuses, here's one close to home: My wife was driving home from a restaurant on a Friday night. Said eatery happened to be on the
same street as a few popular bars. A cop turned right onto the street, driving towards my wife, and had his lights lit up before he passed her.
Flipped a U-turn and pulled her over. Reason? Expired tags. Did I mention the vehicle doesn't have a front plate on it?
A coworker was a hellraiser in his youth. To this day, if a cop sees him driving he gets pulled over. He's even had them 'chase' him down for no
reason other than pure harassment. Once he was arguing with his GF, a nosy neighbor called the cops. By the time they got there it was long-over,
and he and his GF calmly explained that yes, they had an argument, and no, it was in no way physical or violent, just verbally heated for a moment.
He went to jail for the night.
I tried to find more on the video case, but w/o a name to reference, you can't get to the public records. I'll keep an eye out for that guy though,
and if I see him I'll ask for ATS.
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