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Old 05-09-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I did not trust the police department in my hometown of Montreal. When I saw a police cruiser go by, I immediately assumed the habitus of an animal that has spotted a big and dangerous looking carnivore. Many of them can be thugs or corrupt, and the chief of police disgusts me. In Vancouver, however, I have been impressed by the police department and do trust them. I see them much more as protectors and will no longer hesitate to call them.
Yes, the police in Vancouver are a good lot. There are of course always one to two that become jerks once they get a uniform on.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:27 PM
 
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I trust them to the extent that I trust any person (or collection of persons) with the state's authority to kill,seriously injure, or exert unquestionable power over another human being. So, I guess my short answer is not much---at the very least because "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." <<this is so true!

In fairness, I do not know any cops personally (none in my family or circle of friends). I have to believe there are decent guys/gals in uniform out there.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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I have certain expectations for somebody with so much power at their disposal, and for the most part these people are professional and reasonable. All bets are off if you decide to test their resolve however...
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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No way. And they're absurdly overpaid here. $100,000 per year after 7 years on the job. Unbelievable
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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Watch how the second police officer behaves as soon as the driver seeks to exercise his constitutional rights.
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Old 09-23-2014, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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I most definitely don't. At least I don't trust that they act in the best interest of they people they are there to serve. They, like most human beings, act on their own best interest, abuse power and insert their biases into their profession.
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