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User avatar #14 - gtk
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Ok, time to put my 2 cents in about the whole "police brutality" thing.

I work in a county that is very diverse. We have a lot of indian reservations. Long story short we have a lot of different tribes that come into town on the weekends to drink because their reservations are dry. We also have a lot of (mainly white) people who work in the various oil fields and coal mines.

Both of these groups work very hard, and subsequently are generally very big and sometimes short tempered. Every weekend there are a number of bar fights between these two groups. As an officer if you show ANY signs of being unsure of what to do they will be all over you. All we have is a helmet and a 36" baton. The fine for punching an office? 50$. Not a huge deal for someone who is pissed and drunk.

The only way to break up big fights is to start making arrests in any way that you can. Generally this includes using force when they do not respond. After 4-5 arrests the rest usually get the picture and stop fighting. We dont crack everyone over the head, but when you get a 250 pound miner coming at you, you do protect yourself.

Long story short there are bad cops, but not all injuries are caused by it. If your going to get all pissy then dont put yourself into that situation in the first place.
#35 to #14 - astafarianp
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(02/06/2013) [-]
The only time i think police are being brutal is if like they shoot an unarmed guy or beat the **** out of peaceful protesters. Which isn't that common, but when it happens it's ****** up.
#33 to #14 - rubinroon
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(02/06/2013) [-]
Long story short you say?
#17 to #14 - autoxx
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(02/06/2013) [-]
You sound like a northern Canadian my brother.
I agree that there are exceptions but there is no reason someone like me should dislike police. I do only because of past experience.
The individuals seem okay but they put that uniform on and it seems to bring out the worst...
I don't envy cops working around those savages though, the experiences I have had with northern natives are exclusively bad.
We had 30 of the best members of the tribe falling timber and all of them had multiple counts of murder, rape, arson, aggravated assault with a weapon, etc.
The cops came by every day and if they didn't show up to work they were found and thrown back in jail.
If a white man did any of the things these guys were convicted of they would never be outdoors again but the prisons are literally too full of them.