Originally Posted by cueball1
Smart and skilled aren't a prerequisite but they do get training. Training to handle stressful situations, driving training, problem solving, etc. All things that should have helped with the runaway Prenis.
Also, ease up on cops. Much like those in the military they are doing us a service and our lives would suck *** without them.
Don't even get me started on this. I have friends who are cops, I have friends who WERE cops. Believe it or not, for the first 22 years of my life *I* was dumb enough to wanna be a cop. There have been at least 5 times in my life when I could've REALLY
used the help of the Police.
When I was a senior in HS my pickup got broken into INSIDE THE SCHOOLS SHOP by some punk *** freshman. Took my book of almost 1000 cds and my $500.00 head unit. There were surveillance cameras inside and outside the shop along with an eye witness who saw the kid take something out of my truck. When the witness learned the truck was actually mine (I knew him pretty well, he just didn't know that was my ****) he came to me and we took the problem to the worthless "School Resource Officer" who was a City of Overland Park Police officer stationed inside the school. He told me there was no way to prove the punk bitch *** kid actually did it, and it would be his word vs. my witness word. WTF was this dumb **** talkin' about?
This basically got escalated directly to the police department and ended up sitting in the office of the police chief. Did I ever get my **** back? Did the punk kid ever get prosecuted? Negative. It wasn't for a few more months that I learned the Police Chief had a son, and his best friend was the punk bitch kid who took my ****.
Two years after high school I went in on a deal with my best friend to buy a crotch rocket to fix up. We split the cost of purchase 50/50. After a few months of me pouring MY own money into the bike for repairs he decided it wasn't worth messing with and wanted me to buy his share out. Still attempting to get the bike running I gave him whatever I had that could be spared and came to an agreement that when I could finish paying off his half I would.
About 3 days later I come home from work to find the gate on the side of my house open and tire tracks through the yard. Walking into the back yard guess what I find? No motorcycle. Wonder where that went.
Called him up and asked where our bike went, he denied knowing anything about it. Made a phone call to the police and they dispatched an officer out to my house to fill out a report. Funny enough, I knew the guy and he was actually a pretty badass dude. Growing up my best friends father was a K9 copper, and thats mostly why I wanted to be a cop so bad. Well this guy was Jim's best friend. He took my report, took some pictures of damage to the yard and told me he'd look into it. On the report was the phone number, name, and address of the guy who I knew took the bike. A few days later the kid even admitted it in an Instant message conversation that he took the bike and sold it to his neighbor. Borrowed a friends car and sat outside his neighbors house for a few hours every couple days until I saw them open the garage door, there sat my motorcycle. Took photographs of it, noted everything I could see then returned to the police. They were interested in seeing my bill of sale and title, which I had also secured during this period of time. Submitted my new evidence along with a hard copy of the IM conversation (Thanks for logging, Trillian) in hopes they'd do something about it. Nope!
After several months that whole thing was just written off as another loss, and chalk up another failure for the good Old Police!
Another forum member and myself were held at gunpoint by a crackhead in full view of 2 Edwardsville patrol cars that were 100 yards away for something like 40 minutes.. He just got his miata and this crackhead swore we were there to score drugs from his busted *** trailer park when all we were doing is waiting for some of my friends Co-workers..
They're never there when you need them and always there to write me tickets if I break ANY traffic law. I will admit in the last few years I've received far more warnings than I have tickets after being pulled over, even with some VERY excessive speeding... But for the most part my experience with police has been pretty much useless. Remember when I was a wee kid the local PD had "To Protect and Serve..." on the side of ALL their patrol cars. Can't speak for any other PD, but I can't remember the last time I ever saw that on a cop car.
I wouldn't even come CLOSE to grouping Military and Police in the same Classification. Yes, some ex and current Military serving people ARE currently employed by police departments during their duties, but thats a whole other story. When it comes to Military I greatly respect them. They truly do a great service to this country and I'd never disrespect them, police on the other hand... I'm sure there are some REALLY great police officers out there, more than the bad ones.. Just in my time I've run into WAY more terrible cops than good cops. It shouldn't make any god damn difference WHAT I did in my car to get pulled over, that doesn't mean you have to come up with some big holier than thou pissed off Rambo type attitude especially if you expect MY respect and consideration (Short of me mowing down some little old lady and her walker in a crosswalk...) Just because you have a gun and a badge does NOT
give you the right to be a walking **** and treat people like ******* ****. Nor does it make you right 100% of the time, all the time. Just my $0.02.