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Originally posted by madhatr137
Law Enforcement is a public service career field that represents authority.
Most people choose such career paths highlighting a desire to serve the public.
Some people choose such career paths because they crave authority.
We mustn't judge the many because of the actions of the few.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Ok I'm with the cop on this one too many times do people go through the express lane with a lot of things and I've said things many times of course I would naturally want them arrested
from op's source....it was a self check out line meaning no clerk at all and she only exceeding the recommended number of items ive gone through those thigns with a whole cart and no one has complained dont even recall seeing signs saying dont do that,clerks only show up if you need to show id for something you scan at those areas so it was basically a cop(not in uniform) walking up to two people at a self check out when i would assume it being a wall mart potently one or more other lines were available?
TextPolice in Kendall County, Illinois said Friday that they were investigating whether an off-duty officer drew his firearm and pointed it at a pregnant woman because she had more items than Walmart recommends for self-checkout lanes.
Originally posted by Kenrichaed
Its about time someone stands up to these fools who think that the rules don't apply to them. I don't know how many times i've been in the express lane at the store and some idiot thinks they can bring their whole cart full of groceries when it clearly says 15 items or less.
This is an obvious sign of the breakdown of society and before you know it these people will start disregarding other rules and laws in society. They obviously think they are more important than everyone else and that rules don't apply to them.
I appreciate this cop standing up for the rights of the average citizen. You don't want a gun pulled on you than follow the rules.
Originally posted by jacobe001
reply to post by getreadyalready
Funny thing about this, is he is supposed to be a "peace officer" trained to defuse situations, when he was the cause of it all.
Originally posted by HangTheTraitors
Anyone who checks out in an express line having several items more than the SPECIFIED MAXIMUM should be arrested anyways.
These such IDIOTS think that they are so special that the rules somehow do not apply to them. Most of them have no respect for anyone else and need to be fined or arrested anyways right on the spot.
Originally posted by Britguy
Just a wee question, from someone across the pond.... but why is this cop in Walmart?
Did someone in the store call the police and report a perp abusing the maximum items rule, and the cop got there immediately. Or, do cops get stationed at the stores?
On many trips to the US I have seen cop cars sitting parked up at shopping malls and big box stores, so maybe there is some unwritten contract by the store owners to have police "protection" on hand during opening hours?
Originally posted by n00bUK
If this turns out to be true, he should be fired. This man has clearly let the power go to his head if he thinks he can confront people, with a gun over too many items for a certain isle.