I'm not sure where this is based on the video, but I fully agree with the Turks and the OP.
Living in Georgia, now for a bit over a year, I have experienced the police first-hand. I've been pulled over for no reason, told because "It's
illegal in Georgia to make u-turns" and issued two tickets, one for the u-turn and one for a damaged side side signal light which I repaired that
night. Of course, the u-turn story was a lie, I found out but they're apparently allowed to lie and issue tickets which I have been unable to deal
with because when i went to court with my photos and evidence that the u-turn happened neither on a hill or on a curve nor impeded traffic, I was told
by the strangely angry judge, who displayed all the chicken-neck attitude you'd expect of a Jerry Springer guest, that it was "Bonded over to
superior", and when I asked what that meant, she yelled her instructions again, to leave because it was in superior, and a second time explained I
wasn't sure what that meant and why could i not be seen that day, she yelled at me to get out of her court. To this day, I have not been able to find
out where this case was to be heard and likely they've just default judged it against me.
I was also harassed for talking on my phone in a supermarket parking lot, in my parked car while my fiance went in to use the bathroom because the cop
said "You parked in a suspicious place", and I laughed and asked if that was against the law, to park in the first available spot. he demanded my
ID, for which I refused and told my fiance not to either as he came out of the store a few moments later. So, in order to "find a reason" to arrest
us they called for backup, three more cars came, one cop went into the store to ask the manager to say that we were trespassing and we'd only been in
town an hour or so and in the parking lot three minutes. The manager said we were not trespassing and they were pissed, yelled at me to "Get out of
here and don't come back" and then drove off. (yeah I stood up for myself and the bullies threw a tantrum)
I was arrested here "because they can" and know that once you get arrested, it's over for them. Once they drop you off, as long as they don't
damage you, OOPS, our bad, you're free to go, but in the meantime you sit there waiting to be bailed (pray you know someone locally, because as I was
new to the area, I didn't) because if nobody bails you, you'll sit there until you get a hearing and in the meantime, you are one more number on the
county's roster and they make a tidy sum of money to keep you in jail EVERY DAY, while treating you like an animal, ignoring requests, feeding you
things I wouldn't feed a dog.
I'm from all over. I've lived in NYC, Alaska, Canada, The Caribbean, Texas; My advice, if you've never been to Georgia, DON'T come here. If
you're here, MOVE! They police-state conversion is happening everywhere, but I've never seen it so singularly personified in the jumped up
tough-guys wearing badges in Georgia. As a final note, Dekalb County, has so many lawsuits against it for misconduct (a cop word for being a scumbag
POS thug/murderer) and lost so many cases, that's it's -bankrupt- but seems recently their
solution is to hire MORE
on the taxpayer nickle and give more tickets and make more arrests from the same people who footed the bill to ire the cops. Round and
round it goes.
"The reality is, we have to be more aggressive to slow our rate of attrition and make it clear we demand first responders on our streets,"
interim CEO Lee May said in proposing his ambitious hiring plan. "We can't afford not to do this."
Cost will be an issue for the plan, May's first since taking over the county's top job this summer from suspended CEO Burrell Ellis.
So far, the only part of May's proposal that is covered is the $980,000 price tag for a one-time 3 percent bonus he is proposing for 1,700 first
responders now serving DeKalb. Money in savings would cover the bonus.
Yeah, we need more "aggression". Solid subtext. Pfft!