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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hartsock, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Hartsock

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  2. UGLI baby

    UGLI baby Well-Known Member

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    Cops are just like anybody else. Some of them are great at there jobs, some of them suck at their jobs. Sometimes they have good days, sometimes they have bad days.
     
  3. Gas

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    The sensible part of me knows that cops are just doing their job, but my unreasonable side cant stand them.

    I have never been in an accident and I drive a lot, but I have had my share of speeding tickets. I know the rules, so I should know they aren't meaning to be dicks, but it just feels so offensive for somebody to be correcting my driving then fining me. I know Im a good driver, but they dont see the whole picture, just that snapshot of how Im driving. Its frustrating as hell. Plus it feels like a money grab by the state.

    I have met a couple cool cops, but most seem like power tripping douche bags.
     
  4. Duck Rodgers

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    Wait, so the story is not clear. Did he come out ahead $100 or did he really write the citation and just give him money to cover it?
     
  5. UGLI baby

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    This is what I'd like to know.
     
  6. Nate505

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  7. Hartsock

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    Oh jesus, they have one of the few jobs where you are in constant danger and still have to deal with bitchy housewives, punk teenagers, and douchy guys on a regular basis. I can understand them not being way cool to everyone.

    As far as violating the constitution, cops that pull that stuff are the teeniest tiniest minority.
     
  8. Duck Rodgers

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    This is now the Good guys thread because I say so. Good guy in Syria that's making the news rounds today:

    [video=youtube;bLNBmm6gWyY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLNBmm6gWyY[/video]
     
  9. Hartsock

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    Hell yeah, good guys are awesome
     
  10. HeavenHarris

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    cool story bro
     
  11. HeavenHarris

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    **** the police
     
  12. Hartsock

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    I hope you get sodomized with a baton in the near future
     
  13. HeavenHarris

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    not a NWA fan bro?
     
  14. Hartsock

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    East Coast 4 lyfeeeee
     
  15. HeavenHarris

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    3rd coast 4 life bro
     
  16. Nate505

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    Yeah, so do 7-11 clerks but we expect them to be civil.

    And the cops that may pull that off may be in the extreme minority, but they are covered up by many people in their profession, hence the distrust by much of the population.
     
  17. fishonjazz

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    Cops are never there when i need em.... always there when i dont want them around
     
  18. Boondocksaint27

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    Nate. You're usually pretty reasonable in debates. Is this coming from personal experience, or something else?

    I enjoyed the story. Nice to see things like this and the NYPD who gave the homeless guy some boots.
     
  19. Nate505

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    Not personal experience (to be perfectly honest I've had all of two negative experiences with the police in my life, both as a teenager, and they weren't all that bad in relative terms...every other time cops have been nothing but civil to me), but if you're arguing that the blue code of silence doesn't exist (granted, the degree in which it exists can be argued) then I guess we just have to agree to disagree. Incidents like the Rodney King beating have just reinforced it in the public mind, and when cops are found to not stand up to it it builds mistrust in the public. Part of me gives cops the benefit of the doubt (or maybe to put it more accurately, I empathize with them a bit), mostly because peer pressure is (IMO) a very underrated and powerful force in any profession and walk of life. Plenty of accountants have got in trouble for either fudging the numbers for their bosses or looking the other way when it's going on. The reason why it's psychologically scarier for me when it's the police is because they do possess the power to make someone's life hell more than most other professions.

    And to be perfectly honest, maybe it's easy for me to say all this in my lower middle class home as a person who doesn't deal with cops on a regular basis or deal with their job. On a general note I do wonder that the fact that most people's experience with the police force almost exclusively is with them getting a ticket has change the public perception of the police for the worse (at least since the 50s and 60s). I remember my mom telling me that in her neighborhood there were a few beat cops who patrolled the area every day, many times on foot, and would talk to the neighbors. That has been non-existent in every neighborhood I lived in. Wonder if that's due to neighborhoods being more spread out in suburbia or something.
     
  20. fishonjazz

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    As for my experiences..... I have been arrested for possesion of marijuana, and for mooning (called ludeness to the law).

    Also been given a ticket for jaywalking, and i was given an alcohol related reckless driving ticket once... the cop wanted to give me a DUI but i passed all his field sobriety tests, and blew a 0.03 on the breathalizer (i had 1 beer with dinner over a 2 hour period while watching a playoff game at a sports bar). When i went to court i asked the judge why i received the alcohol related wreckless driving ticket when the law states that i have to be over 0.08 to be breaking the law... The judge answered by saying it is up to each individual officers discretion on whether or not to write the ticket. So apparently if the police officer is racist, has something against men or women, or young people, or old people he can just write tickets for whoever the officer wants....There is no black and white letter of the law for citizens to follow, and in my opinion that gives the officer too much power.
     

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