posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 09:24 AM
reply to post by ChaoticOrder
I laugh at this too. The average person in the US DOES NOT trust law enforcement. The average LEO thinks they do. LEOs only hang out with other LEOs.
Policy makers ONLY hang out with policy makers. The way they cannot take the pulse of the average person is laughable. Not for the life of them. They
have no idea, for all their technology, think tanks, ect, no idea, how the average person thinks. They might know WHAT they think in situations, but
the process is a mystery to them.
People do not trust cops as a whole. Not everyone, but most people don't. Our generation of law enforcement from federal to local is completely
different from the 50´s and 60´s. Even then it was more a racial and community unity.
Now there is not that, but there is more tensions since they have been tasked with collection through fines and tickets the way the TAX collector from
the bible was. I am not even mentioning the increase of tactics the public hates. They have a social stigma they cannot get over, which is why they
hang out amongst themselves, and why people don't trust them.
I don't call the cops unless I have no choice, but if I do I try and leave or stay anonymous. Most people do.
You only stay and identify yourself if you feel the law will protect you. If you have the slightest chance of being held accountable for something,
you don't call, or you do so anonymously. You don't rat now out of a sense of dishonor or the fear of backlash from the criminal, but rather from the
back lash of the police. Using too much force, and illegal gun, if you are drunk, or had A DRINK, or if you have a history of whatever, ect.
That says allot. They are looked upon like the biblical tax collectors, not public servants like in other decades.
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