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Old 04-27-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Run with it, folks.

 
Old 04-27-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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No.


And after more thought.

No.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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No. My aunt and uncle are police officers (he's a detective, she's a sheriff) for the LAPD and they're both INSANE. Extremely racist (wasn't that way before they were cops), just a little on edge all the time, and really paranoid about people in general.

As for my local experience, the cops in my old town 'confiscate' weed from people and then smoke it themselves or sell it.

I don't trust cops.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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No.

The police is extremely corrupt and abusive. They are the abusive spouse of all the people in this country.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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Overall, yeah, I do have a favorable opinion of the cops.

I have had many confrontations with the police force, due to being quite a drunken socialite from the age of 16. But I always respected that they were doing their job.

I have had a few cops hit on me and get my phone number while I was drunk and underage (note: I was over 18, just not 21 yet). I wouldn't say they were doing anything wrong. They were really nice guys. It did however expose me to the silent corruption within the police force.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I've known many, from chiefs of police to lowly patrolmen. Some I'd trust completely, but some do not deserve trust nor respect. The short answer, no.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I think there are a great number of good cops, who else would get shot at with low pay but people who in general want to serve and protect. However, there are bad cops like there are jerks in every profession. The problem is that you never know who is pulling up in the car, so I usually treat the situation and the officer with a reserved attitude and politeness.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: U.S.
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nope. not at all.
 
Old 04-27-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Originally Posted by subsound View Post
I think there are a great number of good cops, who else would get shot at with low pay but people who in general want to serve and protect. .
Maybe people who lack the competency or social skills or emotional stability to get a low-pay job where nobody shoots at them.

Think about all the buliies you knew in school. What career did they seem ideally suited for?
 
Old 04-27-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Little Pond Farm
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not as far as I could throw most! Very sad to say and also very sad reading these posts and knowing I am not the only one who does not trust our police. Right now in NJ they are filling the budget gap with traffic tickets............

Yet our budget is in the crapper because of double dipping police padding their pension.

Oh and JTur88, you nailed it. The kids that were bullied now carry the badge.
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