Nice job making up arguments and coming up with my positions for me though. If they lady was to close and caught a bullet forms bad guy I would have no problems with it. I do not expect the police to protect people from their own stupidity. What I do expect is our police to be held to the same standards that ordinary citizens are held to. Which sadly does not happen to often.
I rarely complain about cops and if calling them out for breaking the law is smearing them then we have bigger problems. So why don't you stop being dishonest and putting words in mouth.
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
And as I said before, why should she have to go down to the station to file a complaint. Plenty of other officers witnessed the cop break the law. If some random citizen had done that we all know the police would have acted right there on the spot.
Wilders is a piece of gutter trash, a gutless populist who has no morality to speak of.
What I said was I'm self aware enough to know there is a big difference in how cops treat me and those like me and how they treat, say, inner city black kids. I'm certain the difference is night and day between my interactions and poor minorities in, say, NYC or Chicago. And that's especially true as our police become militarized.Where I strongly disagree with your comments is your apparent assumption that only those who are white and affluent have good relationships with police and that those who reside in inner city neighbourhoods and are minorities naturally have bad/disrespectful/distrustful relationships with police.
How many times you been stopped and frisked? How many white people in the theater district of NYC were stopped and frisked? Not many, but cops racially profiled and stopped blahs and browns in NYC hundreds of thousands of times per year, at least 9/10 of them sent on their way. How long would you maintain a 'respect' for cops who repeatedly pulled you over on your way to work and demanded to search your car for no reason other than they felt like it?
Did you read the Ferguson report on the police department? If my area was treated like that I'm certain we'd have no respect for the police. We might look at them as a necessary evil at best.
I agree that most people are good in any neighborhood. But what I also know is the "good" people in many black, inner city neighborhoods are activists who want to clean up police corruption. That's not caused by videos but by.....obvious and systemic police misconduct and corruption in their neighborhoods.In my view, the vast majority of minorities in inner city neighbourhoods have very good relationships with the police because in many cases they rely on the police for their safety and a semblance of normalcy in their neighbourhoods. Without them, they know they'd be living under the control of criminals and gangs. Good, honest, respectful people are in the vast majority in pretty much every neighbourhood.
No doubt some of the differences in perception are caused by the fact that crime is nearly non-existent where I live, and rampant in other areas, so cops have a necessarily different approach to policing and so the interactions MUST be fundamentally different. But you have to at least acknowledge those differences and maybe concede that goes a long way in explaining the different perceptions.
I am not making anything up for you, you're doing a fine job digging yourself....But keep in mind that the police have a duty to protect....Think about that.Nice job making up arguments and coming up with my positions for me though. If they lady was to close and caught a bullet forms bad guy I would have no problems with it. I do not expect the police to protect people from their own stupidity. What I do expect is our police to be held to the same standards that ordinary citizens are held to. Which sadly does not happen to often.
Then I might suggest you get ahold of the woman in the video and plead with her to file charges.I rarely complain about cops and if calling them out for breaking the law is smearing them then we have bigger problems. So why don't you stop being dishonest and putting words in mouth.
And NO, I don't think they are the only cases, but you're ignoring my questions....How many cases vs. the number of police on the job? Can you answer that?