police brutality. .. The police are given power and authority over the citizens, therefore more is expected of them. This dude yelling at the cop is being a dick while the cop is ab police brutality comic
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#34 - corsairair (06/17/2014) [-]
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#179 to #34 - mermoohue (06/17/2014) [-]
Jesus. I hope that was a bean bag or salt round.
User avatar #190 to #179 - mehmachine (06/17/2014) [-]
Twas if I remember correctly.
User avatar #32 to #18 - scowler (06/17/2014) [-]
That guy in the back is pretty sloppy.
#42 to #32 - justakewldewd (06/17/2014) [-]
That's the pull-and-pray method for ya.
User avatar #46 to #42 - scowler (06/17/2014) [-]
I'm talking about those riot shells sitting in the grenade webbing. It looks a tad sloppy.

The sloppier the arrangement, the slower the reload.
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#47 to #43 - justakewldewd (06/17/2014) [-]
" **** the Police, Gently" and a sloppy method of birth control is 'Pull-And-Pray'

I'm tired, cold, and drunk. It's not exactly comedic genius.
User avatar #49 to #47 - scowler (06/17/2014) [-]
Self-deprecation. Now that's comedy.
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#73 - selfrazedzealot ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
what do you mean he's not a robot? why shouldn't i be able to poke at him with no consequences? why should another human being be allowed to make mistakes when he's in uniform?
User avatar #69 - monswine (06/17/2014) [-]
For some reason we insist on holding those who are armed with the express purpose of protecting us to be held to a higher standard than our teenage punks. Weird, right?
User avatar #74 to #69 - sketchE ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
yes but we shouldnt be breeding this cop hating mindset thats become common place. i live in alaska. the anchorage police is usually well respected. ive gotten out of so much just by being civil with the officer. i dont know how many times my friend has cut off a cop being inches from an accident and talked his way out of it just by being respectful. in a town where cops arent assholes one of the nicest ones ive ever met, one who listened to someone talking about buying drugs and did nothing, was ambushed and shot multiple times.

other places dont have it so easy. serious drug problems, gangs, bank robberies, a laundry list of violent crimes on a daily basis. combine all that with not enough people and a society that seems to hate them for existing and yes theyre going to lose their cool
User avatar #75 to #74 - monswine (06/17/2014) [-]
Well Alaskan police have a great reputation of being selfless vampire killers. The problem with all para-military organizations is the resulting sequestration of "us vs. them". The brotherhood that can be formed by cops, and by criminals, leads to distrust and hatred of outsiders. Since the most illegal thing I get up to is the occasional torrent I don't have the prejudice against police that my parents who grew up poorer and more hassled than I did tend to have. I'm all for ending the often ridiculous mindset that the cops are all fascist, racist, government goons.
User avatar #76 to #75 - sketchE ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
was that a fourty days of night reference or am i missing something?
#77 to #76 - monswine (06/17/2014) [-]
Hah, yes it was. I thought the books were pretty cool but the movie was kinda meh. At least it wasn't Twilight.
User avatar #78 to #77 - sketchE ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
never actually seen it. i just know its based up in barrow or somewhere up there where they actually get a month of night
User avatar #79 to #78 - monswine (06/17/2014) [-]
Yeah. The premise is vampires exist but they've been on down low ever since the middle ages or some **** so this dumbass vampire is all like "yo it gets dark for a month up in Alaska, let's go on a killing spree" and this Inuit sheriff is like the only guy who can operate a ******* shotgun. Spoilers eventually the big bad boss vampires catch wind of the shenanigans and murder all the rogue vampires for risking the exposure of all vampires on a stupid greedy killing spree. Like "you think you're the only one who ever thought of this you ******* retard?"
User avatar #80 to #79 - sketchE ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
didnt the sherriff like become a vampire at the end? they were also the basis for the deadliest warrior zombie vs vampire battle which was surprisngly good
User avatar #82 to #80 - monswine (06/17/2014) [-]
Yeah the climax, before the big boss shows up is the sheriff who got bit convinces his wife or whatever and the other survivors to let him out (instead of just beheading him) and he has this big destructive vampire fight with the rogue boss and he hangs out with his girlfriend until sunrise when he dissolves away.
User avatar #83 to #82 - sketchE ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
movies done by bunnies giving me info on movies i havent watched
#150 - catburglarpenis (06/17/2014) [-]
"In some cities police officers were required to wear a camera in order to document their interactions with civilians. In these areas, public complaints against officers dropped by 88%. Police officers also used force nearly 60 percent less often — in 25 instances, compared with 61. When force was used, it was twice as likely […]"

(www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/business/wearable-video-cameras-for-police-officers.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)

No, I'm not a ******* liberal hippie just because I'm posting sources. In fact, I was a Military Police officer. For four years I served as a Master-At-Arms military police officer and anti-terrorism unit, and I'm trying to go back in and serve more in that capacity. I can personally tell you that neither me or anyone I know engaged in police brutality, but we also both

1. Lived on a base with 1,000 cameras everywhere

and

2. Were in the military, an organization where everyone has to have a background check to join.

So I personally can't really tell you what would happen if our trysts with criminals came about a bit more often in a less televised area. I can tell you that morality and ethics is part of military creed, and is drilled into our head not only in basic training, but also throughout our military career. For example (cont.)
#152 to #150 - catburglarpenis (06/17/2014) [-]
We can get promoted in the military for doing moral things in our on-or-off time, such as serving in soup kitchens or donating. I personally have an "Outstanding Contributor" coin for donating a ton of money to charity. We can also be demoted for engaging in unethical or rude behavior even if it is well within the law. Such as making obscene gestures at other cultured people, using racist terms on social media or even just being too creepy and bothering too many officer's wives. I personally know someone who got kicked out of a high paid nuclear submarine position because he was a fedora-tipping cringemonster who made a couple women too uncomfortable with his semi-sexual advances, and lost his top-secret security clearance because of it.

So if you regularly deal with criminals and think they're the scum of the Earth it might start to affect your behavior. Is that a good thing? ****************** not. The constant self-control and self-monitering required by members of the military is what gets us jobs in the outside world. We get higher paid positions more quickly, are much less likely to become victims of any type of crime, and have much more successful and happy relationships because we're being watched 24/7 by everyone. So absolutely, I think us cops should have to wear these cameras, and I'd gladly put one on every day if I had to. It'd help everyone out in the long term. Especially when we start seeing what a cop might have to do to take down the really violent criminals from their point of view.

Just my 68 cents. The pictures in these posts are related, I'm the bald guy in these pictures, they were taken while I was in the military serving as military police, and I'm attempting to re-join as a military police as well. So wish me luck!
User avatar #196 to #152 - testaburger (06/17/2014) [-]
You look like a child molester.
User avatar #197 to #196 - catburglarpenis (06/17/2014) [-]
Was it the mustache or the child I was diddling off-camera? I never could get my look just right...
User avatar #199 to #197 - testaburger (06/17/2014) [-]
And the glasses
It's the deadly combo
User avatar #198 to #197 - testaburger (06/17/2014) [-]
Definitely the mustache.
User avatar #200 to #198 - catburglarpenis (06/17/2014) [-]
Damn. Good thing I've shaved since that photo was taken. And I replaced my eyes laser pointers to entertain my cats!
User avatar #201 to #200 - testaburger (06/17/2014) [-]
That's actually a great idea!
User avatar #188 to #152 - adrilazzaro ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
somebody understands
User avatar #108 - nigalthornberry (06/17/2014) [-]
A Policeman is a composite of what all men are, mingling of a saint and sinner, dust and deity.

Gulled statistics wave the fan over the stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are "new". What they really mean is that they are exceptional, unusual, not commonplace.

Buried under the frost is the fact: Less than one-half of one percent of policemen misfit the uniform. That's a better average than you'd find among clergy!

What is a policeman made of? He, of all men, is once the most needed and the most unwanted. He's a strangely nameless creature who is "sir" to his face and "fuzz" to his back

He must be such a diplomat that he can settle differences between individuals so that each will think he won.

But...If the policeman is neat, he's conceited; if he's careless, he's a bum. If he's pleasant, he's flirting;if not, he's a grouch.

He must make an instant decision which would require months for a lawyer to make.

But...If he hurries, he's careless; if he's deliberate, he's lazy. He must be first to an accident and infallible with his diagnosis. He must be able to start breathing, stop bleeding, tie splints and, above all, be sure the victim goes home without a limp. Or expect to be sued.

The police officer must know every gun, draw on the run, and hit where it doesn't hurt.He must be able to whip two men twice his size and half his age without damaging his uniform and without being "brutal". If you hit him, he's a coward. If he hits you, he's a bully.

A policeman must know everything-and not tell. He must know where all the sin is and not partake.

A policeman must, from a single strand of hair, be able to describe the crime, the weapon and the criminal- and tell you where the criminal is hiding.

User avatar #109 to #108 - nigalthornberry (06/17/2014) [-]
But...If he catches the criminal, he's lucky; if he doesn't, he's a dunce. If he gets promoted, he has political pull; if he doesn't, he's a dullard. The policeman must chase a bum lead to a dead-end, stake out ten nights to tag one witness who saw it happen-but refused to remember.

The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy and a gentleman.

And, of course, he'd have to be genius....For he will have to feed a family on a policeman's salary.
User avatar #187 to #109 - awakendhybrid (06/17/2014) [-]
I like this. Very well written. Thumbs for you.
User avatar #129 to #109 - aldothenazi (06/17/2014) [-]
Someone really likes cops.
User avatar #58 - dreaddune (06/17/2014) [-]
Yeah. The other day i saw this film-clip of a policeman and -woman, saying to a dude, that his dog problably is illegal to own, due to the new dog-laws in Denmark, and that they had to take the dog to the vet, to get it checked, if it was illegal.
The dude began to break completely down, crying etc, and the policefolk gave him a little time to say goodbye to the dog, and also let him take the dogs gag(is it called that?) off, but he had to get it on after saying goodbye.

The comments of that vid, was crazy. People saying that the police are scumbag who should die, and are abusing their power.

When i responded, saying that the police only were doing their job, people were shouting(Caps) at me, saying that they should keep a blind eye on it, and let the dude walk.


I don't understand the hate on the police..
User avatar #67 to #58 - beerbeerbeer (06/17/2014) [-]
The word you're looking for is "muzzle".
And while banning certain breeds of dog is kinda dumb, it's downright retarded to flaunt a dog you know full well is illegal. Which they all do. Pitbulls and such are mainly owned by junkies and other insecure criminals who use them as living weapons, and none of them have any real control or training with the dog. So of course they feel even more badass if their dog is banned. And as you say, even cops have to do their jobs even if it makes people sad.
User avatar #93 to #58 - jdizzleapplepie (06/17/2014) [-]
And when the dog goes off and attacks people because the police let him walk off with it, the police suddenly aren't doing their job and are horrible for letting that evil man with his evil dog go.

I'm about as humanitarian as it gets, wishing nothing more than for a time when the world needs nothing like police and armies and such. a time when humans can look at other humans and not hate them for any reason. that's the faith in humanity that i've lost. i had faith once that we had the capacity to be one with the race of humanity. and it's people like religious extremists and the people who hate them, governments and the ones who oppose them, and people with misguided dreams and the ones who punish them for it that have effectively erased most, if not all my faith in humanity.
#36 - thelastelephant ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
Did someone say police brutality?
#14 - IshimelofSomewhere (06/17/2014) [-]
The police are given power and authority over the citizens, therefore more is expected of them. This dude yelling at the cop is being a dick while the cop is abusing his power and the trust of the people.

User avatar #30 to #14 - testaburger (06/17/2014) [-]
He's a ******* person
User avatar #142 to #14 - msypsylon (06/17/2014) [-]
No he's not " abusing his power". You don't need to be a cop to yell at people.
#151 to #14 - Rascal (06/17/2014) [-]
A cop shouting at a civilian is not an abuse of power. Anyone has the power to shout at other people.

Abuse of his power = arresting him unlawfully or, I dunno, shooting him or something.
#158 to #14 - Rascal (06/17/2014) [-]
Actually, they're not allowed to yell back because the main rule they abide by when dealing with citizens like this is to contain the situation, not further provoke it by yelling back.
#29 to #14 - Rascal (06/17/2014) [-]
No, you're a ******* idiot. You don't treat me with respect, I won't treat you with respect. What are you a ******* caveman like the civilian in the picture? You're ******* pathetic asshole.
#53 to #14 - Rascal (06/17/2014) [-]
No, you stupid moron, that's not how it works. Police have the ability to control those who are not acting under the control of the laws. If you step out of line, they put you back in. Someone yells at cops, the cop yells back. Someone hits a cop, cop hits back. Someone shoots at a cop, cop shoots back. They aren't gonna hold your ******* hand like you're a ******* princess. **** that **** .
#17 to #14 - solomonkane (06/17/2014) [-]
Yeah they have more authority but they are still people too and certain people just have shorter fuses.
#27 to #17 - amuzen ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
and THOSE people in particular shouldn't have a job whose primary requirement is the ability to act under duress.
#37 to #14 - shadowgandalf (06/17/2014) [-]
No, thats not how it works. If you go out of your way to **** with the police, then you are not only being a massive douschebag, you are being in the way of his work, and thus wasting peoples tax money.

In Denmark, that would issue a fine worth around 300 USD. If you continiued it any further, you'd also get arrested.
#16 to #14 - ncsutroll (06/17/2014) [-]
the first sentence of that is correct... but the cop reacting to the guy getting in his face is not an abuse of power and it sure shouldn't be affecting "the trust of the people"

cops don't get paid that much and as such aren't always going to deal with all of your **** - don't go out of your way to **** with them
User avatar #161 to #16 - letting ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
"don't get paid that much" Some get paid over 100k a year and are expected to act above normal citizens, they are not supposed to lash back at criminals in a criminal manner just because they "started it". That is both childish and ridiculous. Police believe that they are above the law because they enforce it. This is not the case and needs to change.
User avatar #177 to #161 - collateraldamageco (06/17/2014) [-]
1. You need to be on the force for like 20 years to even be able to make that much
2. Yelling at someone isn't criminal
3. Not all police believe they are above the law, most become police because they respect law and want to uphold it.
Please educate yourself on matters before commenting on them
User avatar #169 to #161 - twiztidxson ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
Because shouting is a ******* criminal manner. Next time you yell I expect someone to slap a pair of irons on you for being a criminal.
User avatar #204 to #169 - letting ONLINE (06/18/2014) [-]
A police officer would for "disturbing the peace".
User avatar #63 to #16 - damonisgay (06/17/2014) [-]
The guy on the right is an asshole yes. But police have a sacred responsibility that comes with the powers they receive upon becoming police officers regardless of how much they get paid. There job is to apprehend people who appear to have committed a crime and for the courts to decide whether or not the did commit a crime. With the exception of a circumstance were the lives of the police or a civilian is threatened in which case deadly force may be necessary. Any police officer who takes punishment into his own hands/ abuses this power to harass people when a crime has not been committed should not be a cop. Policing is a **** profession to be in, yes but for those who decide to live a life of service suffering is often required and there sacrifice should be respected. (excuse the grammar)
#87 to #63 - solomonkane (06/17/2014) [-]
Cop gets yelled at

Cop yells back

Cop is "abusing his power"

WAT
User avatar #89 to #87 - damonisgay (06/17/2014) [-]
I'm just putting into context the duties of police in reply to ncstroll in which saying that cops don't get paid much so it's excusable that they aren't always going to deal with people **** . I'm not certain where I stand on cops yelling back if they are yelled at. I don't think I would if I was a cop if only for the reason of it creates a less well defined line of not getting personally involved in a situation other then my official duty's. At the very least its unprofessional.
#102 to #89 - poppenhoffer (06/17/2014) [-]
The duty of an officer is to protect the people. That's pretty much it. Hell, according to the Desmedt use of force continuum that's used in the US, the cop could pepper spray the guy for getting in his face like that because according to said continuum, the officer is always allowed to use one level of force greater than the suspect is using (that's to say if suspect takes a swing, cop can taze him. Guy has his own tazer and tries to use it, cop can shoot him, etc.). That whole "cops need to act a certain way" thing is ******** . If you're dealing with someone who may get violent, the last thing you should be doing is trying to be as polite as possible because they'll think you're weak and then they may take a swing.
#202 to #102 - ohemgeezus (06/17/2014) [-]
Very first sentence, "The duty of an officer is to protect the people." I'm not going to bother reading the rest of what you said because you obviously don't know what you're talking about. The duty of cops are to uphold the law. You're pretty dumb.
#90 to #89 - solomonkane (06/17/2014) [-]
A cop yelling at someone isnt seen as abusing power or abusing in general cause Cops have set the "abusing power" bar pretty low, So a cop yelling at someone isnt even noticeable. Cause there is a LOT more things they could be doing. Keep in mind, the dude is allowed to have a gun, so if chooses to yell at you, count yourself lucky.
User avatar #72 - sketchE ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
people need to understand the escilation of force principle. if force is used on an officer he is allowed to meet or exceed the opposing force as necessary.
User avatar #103 to #72 - youregaylol (06/17/2014) [-]
thats only in combat situations, not in pissing matches when a citizen doesn't show him enough "respect".
User avatar #156 - timmywankenobi ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
okay except in like the last 50 cases of police brutality the police were fully armed and the civilians were not . Not to mention police are supposed to be held to a higher standard not a lower one. Like the female police officer who crushed a teen boys testicles and castrated him because one of his friends with him called her a fat pig.
User avatar #163 to #156 - deadmice (06/17/2014) [-]
"Like the female police officer who crushed a teen boys testicles and castrated him"

Source?
User avatar #171 to #164 - deadmice (06/17/2014) [-]
Random blogs and local news. No reputable sources, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
Either way, American cops are ******* **** .

Here in the UK, they do **** right. like 5 people in the last 4 years, and each time given serious **** for it. In US, the official number is 1600, and people don't seem to give half a **** about most of them. (unless they shot a black guy, but that's another story)
User avatar #172 to #171 - deadmice (06/17/2014) [-]
* they shot like 5 people, whilst the US cops have shot 1600 officially.


Accidentally a word.
User avatar #173 to #172 - timmywankenobi ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
yep police brutality doesn't happen too often here in Canada and when it does people are outraged and investigations are launched.
#149 - Rascal (06/17/2014) [-]
now everyone gets what they deserve
User avatar #165 to #149 - daniboyi (06/17/2014) [-]
the camera's are not showing the truth!
User avatar #94 - tazerjmarks (06/17/2014) [-]
What we need is a Sheriff, not the Police!
User avatar #68 - alcantara ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
Social media makes policing a lose-lose situation. One needs only look at the London Riots to make this point; for the opening days the police took the "liberal" approach to policing, minimising confrontation and using no recognisable force other than the threat of force. People bitched and moaned that the police weren't doing anything; the police took this on board. The next day they came out with water cannons and rubber bullets - the approach that is generally used for uncontrollable rioting. What happened? People bitched and moaned about police brutality.

Police brutality is the use of disproportionate force; if you're having a Molotov cocktail that's intended to seriously injure if not kill you thrown at you, I don't think it's disproportionate to fire high-pressured water or non-lethal projectiles back. **** them - if they weren't throwing what is effectively a type of bomb at the police, the police wouldn't be reacting in such a manner; they deserve every bruise they get.
User avatar #70 to #68 - sketchE ONLINE (06/17/2014) [-]
hell molotovs would warrant real bullets for all i care. if your going to try and light me and my buddies on fire im putting a bullet in you. they should be proud at the restraint the police showed
#128 - damianblu (06/17/2014) [-]
I find that most of the time police are actually pretty cool guys so long as you treat them like people instead of some terrible goal to ruin your life on a personal level, and with honesty and respect.   
   
Hell, 99% of the times you're getting in trouble with them you're doing something you probably shouldn't have anyways. They're just doing their job and that's fine by me.   
And in all the times I've gotten busted for something I've gotten out of more than half of them just because I was cool with the cop.   
   
 inb4 somebody calls me a spineless old lady or something
I find that most of the time police are actually pretty cool guys so long as you treat them like people instead of some terrible goal to ruin your life on a personal level, and with honesty and respect.

Hell, 99% of the times you're getting in trouble with them you're doing something you probably shouldn't have anyways. They're just doing their job and that's fine by me.
And in all the times I've gotten busted for something I've gotten out of more than half of them just because I was cool with the cop.

inb4 somebody calls me a spineless old lady or something
#105 - thekinganon (06/17/2014) [-]
Oh stop acting like the police are all the pinnacle of virtue and excellence.
Oh stop acting like the police are all the pinnacle of virtue and excellence.
#106 to #105 - newprinny (06/17/2014) [-]
Then stop acting like the police are the incarnation of corruption and dickishness, dood.
Then stop acting like the police are the incarnation of corruption and dickishness, dood.
User avatar #131 to #106 - thekinganon (06/17/2014) [-]
In my comment I meant to explain some not all are ****** cops, sorry if it didn't come across that way. However i've met tons of ****** cops and tons of good ones too, but the bad ones are still thought of as good cops so in a situation where a neutral is deciding they will always side the with the cop.
User avatar #132 to #131 - newprinny (06/17/2014) [-]
Ah, mmk, it just sounded like you were being one of the people that say every cop is bad, dood.
User avatar #133 to #132 - thekinganon (06/17/2014) [-]
No not my intention at all, have a nice day =)
User avatar #134 to #133 - newprinny (06/17/2014) [-]
Mmk, dood.
User avatar #107 to #106 - theugandanhero (06/17/2014) [-]
Really hard to "act" like it when it's actually happening.
User avatar #110 to #107 - newprinny (06/17/2014) [-]
Sure, there's tons of asshole cops, but there are tons of good police officers, too, dood.
User avatar #113 to #110 - brothergrimm (06/17/2014) [-]
You've obviously never been to Gulfport, Mississippi......
User avatar #115 to #113 - newprinny (06/17/2014) [-]
Yeah, but I live close to Houston, and Houston is a **** hole, too, dood.
User avatar #117 to #115 - brothergrimm (06/17/2014) [-]
fair enough. but from what i understand, the gulfport PD was almost completely dismantled after it was publicly exposed how ******* corrupt the whole department was.

in the end, i'm just saying there are times and places where the entire system needs a serious enema..... Gulfport is one of these
#118 to #117 - newprinny (06/17/2014) [-]
And in the end I'm just saying that the people who go around saying "fuk da poleez, da poleez is evul" are a bunch of idiots who have no clue what they're talking about, dood.
And in the end I'm just saying that the people who go around saying "fuk da poleez, da poleez is evul" are a bunch of idiots who have no clue what they're talking about, dood.
#119 to #118 - brothergrimm (06/17/2014) [-]
in my experience, those people are the ones who actually need to be arrested
User avatar #114 to #110 - theugandanhero (06/17/2014) [-]
Well after you say that, I don't think there's much of an argument between us anymore.
User avatar #116 to #114 - newprinny (06/17/2014) [-]
How so, dood?
User avatar #125 to #116 - lazaman (06/17/2014) [-]
Because you brought up a valid point, and he can no longer make claims without sounding like an absolute wipe.
User avatar #126 to #125 - newprinny (06/17/2014) [-]
I guess so, dood.
User avatar #182 to #126 - collateraldamageco (06/17/2014) [-]
Why do you end every comment with "dood," dude?
User avatar #184 to #183 - collateraldamageco (06/17/2014) [-]
oh, carry on then
#111 - Rascal (06/17/2014) [-]
I'm tired of all of the 12 year olds on this site being edgy and shouting "HA **** DA POLICE! LOLOLOL" Almost always the criminal gets what he deserves.
User avatar #127 to #111 - aldothenazi (06/17/2014) [-]
Seems what I deserve is money.
#138 to #127 - Rascal (06/17/2014) [-]
No it's not...
User avatar #155 to #138 - aldothenazi (06/17/2014) [-]
Doesnt matter, still getting it plenty.
User avatar #39 - shogg (06/17/2014) [-]
Maybe it's just because where I live, but I feel I'm the only one who likes cops.
I know so many people who hate cops because they gave them tickets for doing illegal things.
"This ******* cop gave me a ticket for going 20 over! ******* pigs!"
There are even people who teach their kids to hate cops and to not trust them.
I personally love the fact that cops exist. If you just follow the damn laws you'll be fine.
It's kind of too bad that there are enough bad cops to warrant hate.
User avatar #41 to #39 - thecutegoodra (06/17/2014) [-]
Move to Phoenix, Arizona, you'll know why people hate cops.
User avatar #44 to #41 - blesstheinternet (06/17/2014) [-]
please explain? i probably won't be travelling there at all : ( anytime soon
User avatar #157 - themilkisdead (06/17/2014) [-]
Whilst I respect everyone and their opinion on the matter, I'd just like to share my own. I think that both of these people depicted in the cartoon are wrong. Sure if you are being spoken to (I'm presuming that's what's happening in the first frame) then you should show respect to them, and not shout at them or be hostile.

If a police officer is being spoken to like that, they should try to calm the agressor down, or simply speak in a tone that's calm and clear not shout at them back. If the agressor attacks the officer,or does something else that's just overall dangerous and threteaning the police have the right to restrain them or raise their voice in order to attract attention, and make it extremely clear to the agressor (who may also be shouting, really depends on the case scenario) that what they're doing is wrong and they are going to be restrained. However at the same time, members of the police force must control themselves, if someone is punching them, try to restrain them, don't attack them back or shoot them (Personally I doubt an officer would resort to doing this right away but it could happen).

But at the same time whilst it's good to make sure people (and officers) are aware of the damage they could do by over-reacting. Sometimes officers shoot and kill people because of these overreactions. However do not blame them, if people were hostile or there simply isn't enough information to understand what was going on from each persons perspective (Something could happen unseen on camera, that viewers of a video wouldn't know about and thus making it potentially biased most likely portraying the cop as the agressor).

I believe in being somewhat more balanced in my judgement, I respect the police and find them useful for a community yet I can admit sometimes things can go too far.

Like I said I respect everyones opinion, and I can understand if you dislike/disagree with my opinion and I won't judge you for that.
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