DRIVN Ind.· Premium Member
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Wow Pat I had no idea that happened. Glad you didn't get hurt.In my life (which hasn't been that long), I have been harassed by more cops for no particular reason than I have been helped by cops when I needed it.
This incident pretty much closed off any trust I had in the police. After calling in a complaint about being hit on my motorcycle by a car (an SUV pulled out, I evaded, but he hit my frame slider and pushed me into the other lane, then he proceeded to give me the middle finger), one of the cops who I was filing the report to wasn't taking it seriously, was saying stuff like "that's what you get for driving recklessly", and smirking while he was writing the entire time. I gave him the plate number, the car make and model, and the gender and approximate age of the driver. It's been 7 months and they haven't given me any information regarding who I can go after for the incident. I called 1 month after the incident, and apparently the information has been "lost".
After going through that bullshit, I took it upon myself to get my conceal carry license, buy a few firearms, and get proficient on them. If they weren't willing to help me with something as simple as a hit and run, then I doubt they will be at my aid when something more serious happens.
QFT.I watched this today and my blood is boiling. I think most guys join for the right reasons, but the longer they are there, the "Cop Culture" takes over. I guess they are a deterrent to crime but all they have done for me was to take a report after the damage was done. I would never depend on them to protect me.
Well ****ing said.I know one cop I respect. Maybe I'll meet more in the future. Maybe not. Saying "**** the Police" makes me feel ignorant, so I'll just be honest, I don't like them and I certainly don't trust them. I know good character when I see it and most of the cops I've dealt with appear to lack any form of it. Just because they hold the job title of "Police Officer" doesn't mean they aren't people, and there are a lot of shady people around.
I've never been arrested and I have no record. My beliefs and opinions are based off personal experience and observations.
I see your guys point as far as them being jerks or whatever. But what goes around comes around. Doesn’t matter whether you’re a dentist, dishwasher, cop, or Enron Executive.
Everything a cop goes into is a step into the unknown. In 2005 when John Hyde shot Officers King and Smith, the cops didn’t know he had murdered 3 innocent people earlier that day. They just thought they were taking a mentally ill guy to the hospital to get help. In 2006 when Deputy Mcgrane stopped Michael Astorga in the east mountains for a “routine” traffic stop, he didn’t know Astorga was wanted for Murder and was planning to shoot him.
Shit happens, go to odmp.org… it’s not easy out there. I know this is a can of worms, but go ahead and hate.