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Old 10-16-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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sorry, you're off base. Comparing those who took no oath to protect the lives of others to those that do is about as apples and oranges as it comes.

Your post tries to quantify two things that can't be compared logically. Planes crash less than cars therefore driving in a car is more dangerous than flying. Another myth. You see, planes crash less because "professionals" pilot them, maintain them and they are regulated with most of the regulations being enforced. Also, when a plane does crash, if a systemic problem is found, in most cases but not all, the solution is put into effect as preventative measure for other planes.

Cars however, are driven by mostly non-professional drivers, not routinely maintained by professionals, the regulations are for the most part self-enforced and when a car is involved in an accident, it is simply towed away and either repaired or scrapped with barely a notice.

If the operation of cars was required to be done in the same manner as planes, there would be fewer car collisions.

It has nothing to do with the plane or the car but the parameters and requirements governing their operation that makes one less dangerous than the other. It has little to do with liking or not liking the comparison because there is none when you get past drama.

So, one the one hand you have a police officer who has sworn and taken an oath to protect the public and on the other, an athlete who took an oath to win a football game. Somehow there is a comparison in statistics that is valid? Please.

If the quarterback doesn't perform well, who gets injured or dies? Maybe a bookie somewhere or a gambler that doesn't pay their debt but it isn't a direct result of anything the quarterback did. In this case we had police officers directly attacking the public. Where is the comparison?

As for the percentages of police officers who are corrupt, how do you know the percentage is so small? You're guessing. Collusion is a symptom of a larger scenario. There was a supervisor involved. Supervisor are in charge of and have authority over others. When those with authority over others are corrupt, it breeds that corruption on a wider scale. How much is anyone's guess but in most cases, guessing the problem is smaller than it is has far worse consequences.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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Has there been any update on the biker who was run over, or anything beyond the police who were involved? I saw an episode of Chicago PD last night, and in it the same situation happened. Family in an SUV, stopped by bikers and attacked. I thought there is no way I would let myself or my family be attacked by people on bikes if I was in a 2 ton vehicle.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2251736

Cop is acquitted of some charges; as usual, claims he "feared for his life."

This phrase must be something taught to all cops in case they get caught doing something illegal.
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:26 PM
 
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Has there been any update on the biker who was run over, or anything beyond the police who were involved? I saw an episode of Chicago PD last night, and in it the same situation happened. Family in an SUV, stopped by bikers and attacked. I thought there is no way I would let myself or my family be attacked by people on bikes if I was in a 2 ton vehicle.
I had an incident with a guy on a motorcycle a few years ago. Road rage on HIS part. I had my window rolled down, and he came right along side me and was trying to punch me through the window. I yelled, "You really want to do this? I can kill you in an instant by turning my wheel!" He backed off.
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