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Nor will a cop catch me going over the speed limit and I hope you are behind me cause I will go 5 under just for you!
I mentioned this in a response I made, I am assuming this is why this question was posted. Let me give some of my personal history, I have been employed as a deputy with one of the largest sheriff’s depts in the U.S. since 1986. During my training and probation, we were always referred to as public servants and peace officers. I began to notice gradual changes in the mid 1990s, the US vs THEM mentality became more and more prevalent. Ruby Ridge and Waco resulted in training from the FBI that implied people who spoke out for freedom and the Constitution, were radicals and potentially, extremists. Things became much worse after OKC. I began seeing a militarization within the department that I had never seen before. We were no longer public servants, we had become law enforcers. The constant use of the word “Civilians” to describe the public had become the norm. As a former MP reservist, I was shocked at how my military like we were becoming. PASGT helmets (Kevlar) AR15s, encrypted radios systems and a massive influx of returning vets amongst our ranks who sadly displayed PTSD symptoms yet passed all of our psych tests and background investigations. I took two oaths to protect and defend the Constitution yet constantly heard things like, “I have no problem telling a lie under oath, I’m just putting someone away that hadnt been caught until now.” I am retiring soon and what I see scares me. In almost 30 years, I have witnessed a group of good hearted public servants morph into an enforcement arm of the county and I am glad I am leaving. Leaving with a heavy heart for sure but I know I am not alone, I am an “Oath Keeper,” and as long as there are like minded men like us, things can always change.
Sir Robert Peel’s Nine Principles
1. The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.
2. The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions.
3. Police must secure the willing co-operation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public.
4. The degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force.
5. Police seek and preserve public favour not by catering to public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law.
6. Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice, and warning is found to be insufficient.
7. Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.
8. Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary. 9. The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it.
Just a question that will get ignored by the haters, but it is fact
There are over 750 THOUSAND Active Law Enforcement Officers in the US
Many here use the words MOST COPS are doing bad things
Let us say 10% for argument sake.. So 75 THOUSAND bad cops
SOMEONE....................ANYONE................... Show me 75 THOUSAND YouTube Videos in ONE year of bad cops
Bet ya can't...
Of course it wont stop you from posting lies and hyperbole, but it at least PROVES WHAT YOU ARE
I am going to give a classic example since I live in the D, or ( Detroit )
As many of you already know Detroit is one of the worst places, in the world for crime, and is only paralleled to third world countries. I am not going to post stats, but there are places in the City of Detroit that have been lawless for decades.
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I will be participating in "shop with a cop" in my city in a couple of weeks. I can't wait to see the smile on the children's faces!
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Contact the two victims in these stories and explain how not all cops are bad.
Cop arrests and rapes woman, 19 years old.www.khou.com...
Man beaten to death by cops in front of witnesses.www.dailymail.co.uk...
I know that not every run in with the police goes this way, I know. The thing is, when it goes bad, it can go really bad and if you defend yourself you're "resisting."
This is video shot by Jason Burmas at the location of Albany Airport. I watched, amazed at the courage of one Sherriff as he took a stand to protect the rights of the two brave people Ashley Jessica and Jason Bermas who embarked on a mission to apprise travelers and educate people about opting out of dangerous body scanners and filming of intrusive pat downs. Awesome, just awesome!