posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 10:54 PM
reply to post by gladtobehere
How this story should have gone:
Cop: "Your assistance is not needed. You need to leave the area immediately."
Hey mantisfortress, question: what does it feel like to be wrong, and a troll? That about sums up your post here.
It's not my intention to be a troll. The author of the article states that the police gave him those instructions. What could the guy do other than
interfere? The girl had minor injuries. It seems that his only motivation to remain at the scene was personal curiosity. The cops told him to leave.
If he would have left, there would be no story. How am I wrong?
However, please don't interpret that viewpoint as me excusing the awful behavior of the authorities after the fact. They were barbaric and wrong. I
personally do not trust most LEOs. That is precisely why I avoid contact whenever possible. When contact is absolutely unavoidable, I am awaiting
nothing more than, "Sir, you are free to leave". The only time I might do otherwise is in an extreme situation. Maybe if the police were grossly
violating someone's rights. In the case at hand, they were in the process of helping the injured girl. They were not perpetrating any injustice upon
her. Why poke the poke the proverbial hornet's nest? Because you are a bicycle accident enthusiast? Foolish. For this reason, I completely stand by
my initial statement.
Make no mistake, the actions of LEOs infuriate me. My heart goes out to the OP. Many LEOs are corrupt and it disgusts me. But, this entire
ego/entitlement-fueled incident could have been avoided with some common sense.