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Old 08-25-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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I know this is in India, but the psychological theory of "i can do whatever I want because im in a position of power" still applies.

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Old 08-25-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires
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Hi, I'm the new, i'm from Argentina, so, answering the question....

NO I don't trust the police.

Regards
Nacho
 
Old 09-09-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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No no no
 
Old 09-09-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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When I was younger a friend and I stopped to smoke a blunt in a commuter parking lot. Yes I know not smart..however not the point. Anyhow, a cop car pulled in behind us after a few minutes and I quickly hid my blunt in a secret compartment i had in my car. After being frisked, my vehicle searched and numerous questions about where the drugs were the cops could not find it. They threatened me with a warrant and drug sniffing dogs and such but i was no noobie to being pulled over by police those days.

Anyways the point is the cops beat the **** out of me and my friend with flashlights out of frustration and we were arrested for some bull**** charge. I suppose its plain to see what my answer might be to the question.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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well you did commit a crime and doubtless u were a smartass to them.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Yes, I generally trust Law Enforcement officers.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Originally Posted by skel1977 View Post
When I was younger a friend and I stopped to smoke a blunt in a commuter parking lot. Yes I know not smart..however not the point. Anyhow, a cop car pulled in behind us after a few minutes and I quickly hid my blunt in a secret compartment i had in my car. After being frisked, my vehicle searched and numerous questions about where the drugs were the cops could not find it. They threatened me with a warrant and drug sniffing dogs and such but i was no noobie to being pulled over by police those days.

Anyways the point is the cops beat the **** out of me and my friend with flashlights out of frustration and we were arrested for some bull**** charge. I suppose its plain to see what my answer might be to the question.
Physical abuse of the citizenry by cops should never be tolerated. Allowed to go unchecked, gets us closer to a totalitarian state everyday. Cops who physically abuse people need to get sued and loose their job. That's the only way this kind of stuff will stop. This is uncalled for in a free society with constitutional protections. Who do they think pays their salaries.

I was pulled over once and the cop must have had a bad day. He started swearing at me and stuff like that. I kept my mouth shut figuring that if I said anything it would get worse. I was a lot younger then so I tended to stand for this crap. Now, after the traffic stop was completed I would drive down to the police department and file a complaint and talk to his boss about the incident. A friend of mine had this experience and did this. The chief apologized for the cop's action and had the cop apologize to him.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 07:22 AM
 
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well you did commit a crime and doubtless u were a smartass to them.
That totally makes it ok.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Physical abuse of the citizenry by cops should never be tolerated. .
In fairness to cops, not every suspect surrenders peacefully and puts up his hands, and some people really are guilty, so blanket statements are not applicable in the real world. Cops in the field need to make judgments about whether force is appropriate or not under the circumstances, and they are as imperfect as the rest of us.

But applying the "boys will be boys" standard to police behavior is not a useful response to misjudgment.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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"Surrenders" implies he should be taken into custody. Like, if he put too much salt in the cop's burger.
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