Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I'm a bit confused by this and very confused by a growing attitude I'm seeing among a segment of the public. The guy was in front of a Sheriff's
Office and Jail facility. Okay, he has every right to be there and film whatever he likes. (Never in dispute). Where the confusion comes in ...
Yeah, I see where you are coming from ... and yeah, 20 years ago I'd agree.
However, I urge you to consider this ...
In China, if you do something wrong ... I bet the cops come to you at night, arrest you with a Swat team. And I bet you'll even dissappear in the
night. You'll get a trial, but if you're a westerner you'd probably be sent to jail ... because you're a gui lao, not because you really did anything
wrong. Are you with me here? But in China, this happens in the night ... during day time, the cops don't even wear armament. And if they harrass
someone, they'll get a riot on their hands ... literally.
But in the US, they'll attack you in the middle of the night with a Swat team ... and they'll tazer you, and murder you without having to answer for
it. And during day time, they'll kick you around for no good reason, and laugh about it.
What? wait a minute ... isn't there something wrong with this picture?
We're talking about the good guys here AMERICA and the bad commies, the CHINESE Isn't this picture a bit skewed? Being a naive westerner, I'd
imagine I'd get stopped by a cop in China in broad daylight, and asked for my ID, and I'd be pissing in my panties while I was searching for my ID,
because I was facing the cops ... they might kill me, just because I was a gui lao.
And my naive western mind thinks, I'm in the freedom country ... the cops are my friends. They protect me against the Chinese bad guys, and when I
see them on the streets, they'll pat me on the shoulder and give me a gentle chat, to discover what I was doing.
Gestapo tactics, that is something they do in Nazi Germany and China ... not here ... man.
OR ... did the population get so stupid, they gave up their freedom for security and ended up with neither?
I got a camera, and I'm on campus ... some cop comes around and asks me for an ID. Really? On what grounds, that I way jaywalking? Putting up a
camera is suspicious? ok, i'll give him leverage ... it's campus, lots of bad stuff going around. But only as far as asking me what I'm up to, and
watching what I'm doing ... asking me for an ID, you do that only at doorways into a protected area ... once I'm there, there is absolutely no law
that states that I have to carry an ID and be able to identify myself at an moment around the clock, wherever I am.
It's an abuse .... not a checkup.
edit on 22/7/2013 by bjarneorn because: (no reason given)