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Old 09-03-2011, 12:07 AM   #61
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90% of the cops I've ran into are the "look at ma piece yo" napoleon complex **** head that is just looking for an occasion to show off.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:29 PM   #62
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Thing is with the general cop bashing is that most of us only meet the ******* cops...on an ******* day...at a moment they're given leeway to be an *******.

Now when someone was breaking into your car and you chased them off and the Sheriff's Deputy shows up, I've met some pretty nice, stand-up cops that way.

Don't form your perception of cops overall based on the ones you basically invite to pull you over or harass you otherwise (drunk in public etc.).

I also personally know a few guys that became LEOs out of a genuine desire to help others and make the world a little safer for us regular Joes*.





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Old 09-06-2011, 09:40 PM   #63
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The 2-pronged problem is:

1) Bad laws and badly written laws (probably 90%) ... i.e. unconstitutional and overly broad or vaguely written laws

2) Cops that enforce laws which they know are bad laws (the "Nuremberg defense" aka "I'm just doing my job"), or cops who don't know any better -- this is probably 99% of them. Maybe 50% are dicks while they enforce said laws.
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Now when someone was breaking into your car and you chased them off and the Sheriff's Deputy shows up, I've met some pretty nice, stand-up cops that way.
Your local police department: When seconds count, they are only minutes away.


"Good morning, citizen. We see that someone has broken into your vehicle but that you chased them away. We could pretend to dust for fingerprints and act like we will do something to find them, but let's be honest. There is virtually no chance we will actually locate the perpetrators and you'll just end up with a car covered in fine charcoal dust."
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Your local police department: When seconds count, they are only minutes away.


"Good morning, citizen. We see that someone has broken into your vehicle but that you chased them away. We could pretend to dust for fingerprints and act like we will do something to find them, but let's be honest. There is virtually no chance we will actually locate the perpetrators and you'll just end up with a car covered in fine charcoal dust."
I only called them to have a report on file so when I shot someone next time it wasn't viewed as vigilantiism.
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***** dumb, cops r just mad b/c they think they r above the law and do whatever they want. Us taping makes them think twice.
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***** dumb, cops r just mad b/c they think they r above the law and do whatever they want. Us taping makes them think twice.
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That **** is dumb; cops are just mad because they think they are above the law and can do whatever they want. When we tape them it makes them think twice.

FTFY. You wouldn't want people to think that **** is dumb.
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I'd say 80% of my experience with law enforcement has been satisfactory. Only once or twice have I dealt with a cop that was overly aggressive and in your face for no reason. Like mgeoffriau said, it's not always about the officers themselves, but the laws they have to enforce. I'm about to have a law enforcement experience right now. On my way to court to finally settle this **** that has been ongoing for the last 2 or 3 months with the tag ticket and FTA.
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