♪♫ Bad Cops! Bad Cops! Whatcha gonna do when the Bad Cops come for you? ♫♪
I used to defend cops. I used to remind people of what they’re here for whenever someone would say “F*** the police!” I used to explain that
they’re necessary for order; or else we’d descend into anarchic jungle law. I used to want to be one thinking that the ideology of “Protect &
Serve” was the noblest creed to live by. But NO LONGER!
Why? Because cops are scum!
Don’t try to turn this into a “there are some good cops” argument because that just isn’t cutting the mustard!
The people behind the badges are corrupt, cowardly, crooked rogues. They’re selfish. Their job is just a paycheck; which is befitting because their
integrity is usually paper thin—as is the amount of respect I have for them now!
Even while I was watching a long string of “bad cops” videos on youtube recently, I still maintained that “I’m not getting the full story. I
can’t judge the cops based on this video.” Well, I took off my cherry-redtop colored glasses today.
First, what previous experiences have I had with cops?
Well, there was the time when I got a maximum penalty of $400.00 for driving 2 miles over the speed limit on the freeway.
I was driving home from school rounding a bit of a turn. I was in the fast lane and I’m definitely not a speeder. I simply can’t afford to speed
and pay tickets. It’s a money-saving behavior on my part. I came up real fast on a motorcycle cop and halted with my breaks immediately. I decided
to signal and jump lanes because it was apparent that the cop was only putting along at about 50 mph (on the freeway fast lane, folks. Here the speed
limit on freeways is 65.) So I switched lanes thinking it was odd how slow he was going, but it didn’t really matter, right? Wrong! He changed
lanes, got behind me, pulled me over, and gave me a ticket for “driving too close and speeding.”
1) I wasn’t speeding. The ticket says he clocked me at 67 mph. Speeding? Get real!
2) I wasn’t that close! I was still several car lengths behind him when I realized he was moseying along and I changed lanes. (How many times have
you seen patrol cars tailgating people on the freeway for obeying the speed limit? I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve seen it.)
3) Why the heck was he impeding fast lane traffic anyway?! Hmm
Then there was the time I was riding passenger while my mom was driving through a Sierra Nevada mountain pass. It was winter, which means snow and
fog. The roads up there are 2 lanes wide with only a wimpy guardrail between you and a sheer drop to your death.
When it’s snowy and foggy, you can’t see more than about 10 feet in front of you on this very winding mountain pass. Even worse, there is nowhere
to park on the shoulder and wait out the storm. My mom got pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving because she was driving too slow.
So, why am I all bent out of shape today? Well, I got on the freeway to go run an errand and a cop got on the onramp with lights flashing, but no
siren. Not many cars on the road but I figured he was about to hit the siren and punch off on some criminal hunt. I moved over to the far right lane
anticipating him needing some space.
Oh, he needed space alright! With a few cars in front of him, he weaved from lane-to-lane on the 4 lane freeway whimsically and recklessly. He sped up
to tailgate cars in front of him, and then weaved to the next lane to do it to the next vehicle.
I realized he was just being a jerk now. He could have passed the traffic if he wanted to, but he was intentionally playing in his patrol car. I
slowed down a bit to try to get the number on his license plate. Then he sidled up along the fast lane car and swerved close to them back and forth as
if trying to run them off the road. The fast lane car almost scathed the concrete median trying to avoid being hit and finally just slammed on the
breaks to get away from the bad cop.
I couldn’t get the full license plate number and just got off on the next exit. As I got off the exit I saw two more patrol cars following not far
behind. I was outraged. They’re not even policing themselves! He was intentionally driving dangerously for his own amusement at the expense of
innocent people! I was disgusted. I wanted so badly to do something.
The horn on my car is broken, or else I would have signaled the innocent drivers being heckled. I tried to get the license plate number on the bad
cop’s patrol car, but couldn’t get all of them before exiting the freeway.
Would it even have done any good if I made a report? There were 2 other patrol cars that witnessed it and didn’t really seem too upset about it.
Sadly, this is not the first time I ever saw a cop driving like a total ‘juice box’ (just insert your own insulting phrase here.)
I haven’t personally dealt with cops too many times. I don’t want to. They’re rude and pushy because they have no authority without being a
I’m done defending cops. They’re villains. They’re scum. There are undoubtedly good cops, but even a busted clock is right twice a day.
I’m not even going to get into all the bad cops caught on tape, the corruption, the planted evidence, the brutality, the shamelessness of those
people in uniform. All that stuff speaks for itself.
The point of this thread was to show that even when there was no reason for this cop to be a bad cop, he still decided to be a bad cop.
To protect and serve, right?
edit on 6-4-2013 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)