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I understand your POV, but sadly I know too many police to dismiss this as not likely to be true, I have listened to too many stories and seen the gleam in their eyes as they recount how they violated their sworn oath to the people. Too many times have I seen the police declare themselves above the law, and their unions reaffirm that belief. The cops are on our side, when it means the citizen showers them with praise and they proudly declare, Just doing my job mam Then five minutes later they are abusing a guy who they caught J-walking
Update: 8/10: 16:12 : The police of Citrus County Florida have issued the following statement and it does not make Ms. Tarantino look good. It might just be another crazy lawsuit. We know that in a free country, we are going to have lots of those.
Ref: Civil action filed on August 3, 2012, by Leila Tarantino, Plaintiff
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office wants to go on record as saying the allegations made in this lawsuit are not only ludicrous, but completely untrue. Yes, a traffic stop was conducted on July 17, 2011. The plaintiff was issued a criminal citation for violation of restrictions on her driver’s license. She also was issued a written warning for rolling through a stop sign.
No strip search was conducted, and the plaintiff’s tampon was never forcibly removed by any deputy.
It is the Sheriff’s Office intent to aggressively defend itself against these malicious allegations.
Update: 8/10: Arrest record for Leila Tarantino, DUI, June, 2011. I have placed a call to the Citrus County police and hope to have the other side of this story soon, if there is a story.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by camaro68ss
We need a mix of The Equalizer, and The Punisher, to make these types of violations against humanity a thing that officers wouldn't dare consider being a part of!
Instead of a lawsuit, you get a late night visit from someone far more evil and capable than your little roadside antics. Once it happens a few times, and word gets out, maybe officers would find their manners again.edit on 10-8-2012 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)edit on 10-8-2012 by getreadyalready because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Taupin Desciple
reply to post by ronnieray123
And my personal experience tells me different. Does that make me naive? No. It means that I've had different experiences than you.
My experience has shown me that police officers deal with the worst of human nature. True, they voluntarily take the job and can quit at any time. But they also know what will happen to a society that doesn't have law enforcement. Do you? Do you know what would've happened to this society if every major criminal who has ever been locked up, hadn't been? I'm sorry to make you think about such things, but you really should.
You need to get out of your own little world and realize that just because you grew up with bad cops, that doesn't make them all bad. There were bikers who lived in my hometown when I was growing up, I think they called themselves The Banditos and, while I was growing up, I thought all bikers were bad. You know what happened?
I grew up.
I came to realize that there's good and bad in everyone. Yes, believe it or not, even cops and bikers.
Originally posted by LadyGreenEyes
If this is true, it is beyond outrageous. However, is there any evidence, any witnesses besides children?
Originally posted by BIHOTZ
reply to post by Taupin Desciple
Ok mr zen we are pretending like things like this are a myth.
Go with that.....see if you can wish it away.....
Ignore it....like that has worked up to now. Do you even talk to people . Do you realize the anger and hate the vast majority of people have brewing?
I am sorry but you are VERY out of touch. Go to a bar or social event and ask around. Throw the idea around of "getting even" and see what they say. Dont tell them you are a cop.
Please wake up. Please.
edit on 10-8-2012 by BIHOTZ because: (no reason given)