View Poll Results: What is your opinion of cops

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  • I lean left and think most cops are good

    16 30.77%
  • I lean left and think most cops are bad

    1 1.92%
  • I lean right and think most cops are good

    28 53.85%
  • I lean right and think most cops are bad

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    Re: cops

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    The question is flawed because I have no idea what you mean by "most cops are good/bad." I'm not going to say that cops are inherently bad. A police force is a societal necessity and a sweeping statement claiming everyone in a certain field is corrupted would be heavily misguided.

    At the same time, serious reforms are needed to reduce police brutality and prevent the United States from becoming a police state. I do think that the police are a bit too restrictive on some trivial issues. For example, in regards to speeding or using a phone while driving, I do believe that these should be illegal, but some of the speed traps set up by police cars can be irrational.

    So I didn't vote, because I don't consider myself pro-police or anti-police.
    Your answer is flawed. I'm putting you in the I lean left and most cops are bad column.

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    I think cops are a lot like lawyers. They start out altruistic, wanting to save the world, and they end up jaded, and bitter. Most cops that I've had dealings with were very cocky. Hell, my husband was a cop for years and told me that yes, cops are cocky because they can be. There's so much power that goes along with being a police officer that it's hard not to let it go to your head.

    Some of them are able to handle that power, and tamp it down, and others are not.
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    Woman Spends A Month In Jail After Cops Mistake SpaghettiOs For Meth


    How can the police justify using a field test that tests positive for Spaghettios?
    Are all their fields tests or dog searches this appallingly wrong? Makes you wonder, doesn't it? IIRC they don't even keep stats on the effectiveness of these tools. I will bet if they did, the stats would show how ineffectual the really are.
    Field tests, however, can often be incorrect, as was evidenced in a 2013 case in which a white brick that field-tested positive for cocaine ended up just being homemade soap.
    The kicker is that this lady was considering a plea deal to get out of jail. She was willing to be branded a felon just to get out of jail. WTF!

    Other issues:
    why is a passenger of a traffic stop being searched?
    I bet she looked 'nervous'.
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    Re: cops

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    Your answer is flawed. I'm putting you in the I lean left and most cops are bad column.
    The idea that opposing police brutality makes me "anti-cop" certainly is lol worthy.
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    Re: cops

    Poll isn't very good at nuances so I'll skip that, but to answer the question as concisely as possible:

    A) I try and avoid cops whenever possible.
    B) It seems like a very unpleasant occupation.

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    Re: cops

    Can't vote in the poll, as I lean neither right nor left.

    To answer your question, though - there are good and bad eggs in all professions. I like good eggs and hate bad eggs.

    My friend and neighbor is a Maine State Trooper - real great guy, whom I would do anything for and would trust with my life. Most cops in my area, from my experience, are good guys.

    Now, if I were to venture into a big city, I would be more suspicious. My brother, for instance, was once lost in a big city here in the states (he was just looking for a restaurant and got sidetracked - him and his wife). He got pulled over by some jerk, just for seeming out of place - he was detained and searched for drugs (read: harassed and bullied). The mentality of the said ***hole I speak of was, "Oh, no, you are lying 'bout looking for a restaurant. You are here to buy drugs." Of course, my brother wasn't and his lawyer took care of it.

    There are ****heads in every profession, I'm afraid. Most cops are good (again, from my experience).

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    Serb cops were very brutal and discriminated Albanians in Dardania. This was one added reason to be free from their abuse of power prior to the all out war in 1999. Among KLA's most medially propagated targets were Serbian bad cops.
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    Re: cops

    I lean right and think most of them are good. There are some bad apples who are arrogant, on power trips, and are complete assholes who I wouldn't trust to do the right thing. But being a woman with 3 kids and a husband who travels a lot, I for one am damn glad they exist on the other side of a 911 call.

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    Re: cops

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I lean right and think most of them are good. There are some bad apples who are arrogant, on power trips, and are complete assholes who I wouldn't trust to do the right thing. But being a woman with 3 kids and a husband who travels a lot, I for one am damn glad they exist on the other side of a 911 call.
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    Re: cops

    I dont lean and i think most cops are good
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