reply to post by ProfessorT
I do have respect for the good police do.
My only experience with police in my life so far has been once at 2 in the afternoon they came to my home. The counsel man's wife (my neighbor) did
not like the music I was playing, it was not at all loud, everyone agreed, (I like to listen to music while I clean the house) but she wanted the
police to make me turn it off, they honored her wishes and made me turn it off. I said, I am pretty sure this isn't legal... and they threatened to
ticket me, I didn't understand (I was naive about the way things really work when you live next to royalty)... I took the ticket to prove my
point....I was sure that the judge would not think this was right.... low and behold...I was charged 350 dollars for disturbing the peace at 2 pm..in
my own home. I see abuse of power.
The next time my ex saw me driving through town (on my way home from the doctor) and had the police pull me over and escort me to his station....so he
could threaten me with made up charges, harass me and lecture me ( I must be on drugs to not want to be with him). I had a restraining order....(I
guess those things mean nothing in some cases..*shrugs). Lucky for me, he let me go and I was permitted to go on my way (should I have called 911 as I
was escorted? Well, I did...funny huh)....just a two hour delay..*shrugs... I see abuse of power.
I have gotten pulled over many times simply because...well, I am not sure why... It just happens.... I haven't got any tickets but lots of warnings
about stuff like...how the lock on my trunk has some rust on it, and I should get that fixed.....(thanks, I am late for work or church.... like rust
has some connection to protecting me or snagging criminals?)...or the common thing, your car meets the description of a stolen car...or a tail light
out (would be believable if I didn't have a scanner/cb and heard a different comment) but I would think that they would be busy doing all that
important stuff like you mention. I see abuse of power.
I remember standing with my ex while he was chatting with his "friends" in blue and listening to them brag about illegal activities...petty stuff
really but... it appeared to me that law was a joke to them. *shrugs I see abuse of power.
Finally, I get pulled out of my home, received a broken rib (oopsy, tripped) and spend a night in jail because I was "accused" of violence (not
true) and even though they say this shouldn't have happened to me, they did it anyway. Now it has been months and they would rather make some deal
...like pay fines and they will let it go.... ...sorry darling, I see abuse of power......
When I had my head bashed in by my ex...and the evidence disappears from police custody for court....and miraculously a repeat offender gets 10 days
in jail..... what were you saying again..... about police ? I see abuse of power.
Although I do know that police do great things, I also know they do bad things to people too and get away with it. Respect I give because we all
ought to be respectful to each other...It should be expected from a public servant entrusted to serve and protect fellow citizens, to resist
So as you claim there would be chaos if there weren't police, I say when the system protect bad police (and they do) the innocent suffer and crime
increases...hun...look around...what do you see? I see this "justice" system siphoning from the people as they increase in prosperity and something
is wrong with that.
I am getting old enough too realize that a wolf in sheep's clothing is way more dangerous than a wolf who doesn't hide the fact that he is a wolf.