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

    Once again another poll where you can not vote because what is right or left is not defined clearly, and then if you lean neither liberal or conservative you can not participate.

    So, only a comment...When home last December one of the best lawyers in Alabama and quite conservative told me to never talk to police, it will indeed be always used against you. Nothing you say will matter to them except to make a case against you.

    Also, looking from my place of work overseas, and reading of all the crimes being committed by police, and the actions that are now supposedly lawful as they militarize, I can only shake my head.

    In short, I think our country is being beseiged, and it sure doesn't look like it is from terrorists abroad.

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    Re: cops

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    You hear someone bashing in car windows in your neighborhood and there is nothing makes you more happy than seeing a police car coming down that street. You are driving down a stretch of road and see a police car ahead and immediately you take your foot off the gas pedal and try to avoid eye contact with him.

    I don't know of any other profession where one can get such mixed reactions from coming into contact with. It is a tough job and luckily they are often the buffer between you and the scum in our society.

    When someone sees a soldier in an airport people will go up and thank him for his service to our country. I have never seen anyone go up to a policeman and thank him for his service.
    I don't need a buffer. My family never has. I find the whole notion of requiring one absurd. I don't fear criminals, they should fear me. The police are there to document what happened when its done over, and on very rare occasion the Calvary to back us up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    Maybe.
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    Re: cops

    I wonder if one solution to the ego complex, at least in some cases, is periodic mandatory time off. That'd make them experience being a regular citizen again.

    Budget cuts in this state have made it quite difficult to become a cop these days. I doubt that many would go thru that process just to beat up a rodney king, but over time the nature of the job can get to anyone.

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    Re: cops

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Go ahead and spit it out.
    I really don't understand the defensiveness over the fact that it's mainly male cops caught on camera abusing their authority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    I really don't understand the defensiveness over the fact that it's mainly male cops caught on camera abusing their authority.
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    Re: cops

    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisshort View Post
    I'm curious what peoples views are on cops and if their is any correlation between their politics and their opinion on this. I'm pretty conservative for the most part and have always given the benefit of the doubt to the cop but I have to admit that lately there seems to be a rash of bad shootings where I really have to question the cops judgment. I personally know a couple of guys that recently became cops that when I found out it made me exclaim WTF? These guys were both losers in life that couldn't hold a job and now in their 30s they are cops. It makes me wonder if it has become harder to get people that want to go into this line of work. Regardless of that when push comes to shove I tend to believe the cops version until the evidence all comes in.
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    Re: cops

    I think the problem is, is that their job is essentially to be a**holes....
    Their job is more to uphold the law than it is to just help people.... I think it should be more of the later. They should be paying more attention to who is actually being dangerous or stupid.
    Like... first and foremost... their job philosophy should be to help and protect the community..... like if someone has a popped tire, help them change their tire, Idk..

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    Re: cops

    There are some bad cops but most are good and they have a tough job......You need to give them some slack.
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    Re: cops

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    There are thousands if not hundreds of thousands of cops in the country. Most are good some are bad. That's life. I've personally never had a bad interaction with one, doesn't mean that it doesn't happen.
    There is something like 35,000 cops in New York alone...
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