"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
1) every time I have dealt with cops-traffic stops, traffic accidents up to me shooting a mugger, I went strictly by the book. For example, when I shot a mugger I
a) called the cops right away
b) remained on scene unit the cops showed up
c) knowing they knew there had been a shooting incident, I met the cops with my hands plainly over my head and explained that the weapon was on the desk in my apartment with my license next to it
d) I was always respectful to the cops
later, when I was a federal LE O, I always had my credentials with me when I met with cops
so no, because I have never done anything that would remotely justify being beaten, let alone harassed by cops
How many positive examples of law enforcement occurred on that same day?
Im not suggesting negative incidents shouldnt be reported and where criminal acts occur, shouldnt be arrested and charged. But it would be fricken awesome if the usual suspects that go out of their way to find negative accounts every once ina while showed some positive examples to dispel bias.
white man beat by cops,racism black chokes white man,obama, ayers - YouTube
White or black, rich or poor...be a dumbass in your interactions with law enforcement, bad **** tends to happen.
Woman Beaten Up By Police Officers - Christina West - YouTube
I've seen it happen when a friend just asked a question. He asked one cop why another was grabbing his girlfriend while questioning her and the cop body slammed and choked him for it. Now I'm not saying that's typical, hell I've been let go by some cops with my girlfriends after getting pulled over with beer in the car and they knew we were drinking. But sometimes cops don't like it when you simply question their actions.
Is what you're living for today, worth dying for tomorrow?