posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 04:50 AM
Originally posted by Magnivea
Really? Care to tell me exactly what's ignorant about it?
If you are going to answer your own question....
You are basing your position off of your own stereotypes about law enforcement. Its based on how you expect law enforcement to look instead of basing
it on the ability to do ones job.
Let me give you a specific -
You have no issues stereotyping the officer, from weight to his mentality, stating the officer takes things to seriously as he did in this case. The
ignorance of that argument comes in by you ignoring the fact the drunk assaulted the officer.
Maybe if drunks weren't complete morons the situation may have been different.
If we place a different officer into the scenario, making them the stereotyped height / weight, its entirely possible the situation may have taken a
completely different and more dangerous turn. When there is confrontation, the body goes into fight or flight mode. The following action from that
response is going to be based on the person's perception of the situation and odds of winning the encounter.
Had the officer been "ideal" then the drunk could very well have fought back. Because of the non "ideal" look, it allowed the officer to act while at
the same time forcing the drunk to reevaluate their response. By the time the drunk made a decision, it was all over with.
If you dont mind me asking whats your background in and what country do you reside in?
edit on 22-3-2012 by Xcathdra because: (no reason