#1 Posted by New_World_Order (12958 posts) - - Show Bio

Am I the only person who believes police are abusing their abilites to the point where they think they can do anything and get away with it. After looking at many instances of them targeting young or sometime older males with no indication of a crime other than they "look suspicous". I also believe it's racists to black people, because they're the ones mostly targeted. Being a black male myself makes it even more offensive. I even watched a video where a grown dog tried to protect it's owner, but in return was left filled with bullets, and crying painfully on the streets. While everyone was shocked and mad about the police doing so. Imagine that happening to your dog, wouldn't that leave you with hate for them. The dog was doing right anways. So how do you guys feel about this subject?

#2 Posted by cattlebattle (12678 posts) - - Show Bio

#3 Edited by venomoushatred1001 (12334 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree, but the police have always been that way so...

#4 Edited by Gwahlur_Rising (235 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think it's about a problem "getting worse." It the same with a lot of horrible things that are now coming to light: the ubiquitous nature of recording equipment and the sheer societal saturation of the internet simply mean that a lot of abuses that wouldn't have been heard of outside of their area of immediate impact are now finding a global audience. Technology has given us an unprecedented tool for the sharing of knowledge, and I think the most important lesson that we're learning from it is that humanity, as a species, is pretty awful.

#5 Edited by Lady_Liberty (8279 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think so. Mistakes are made, and sometimes the wrong people are hired for the wrong jobs, but aside from that the police seem pretty even handed in America.

#6 Edited by Dragonborn_CT (21757 posts) - - Show Bio

They had to deal with a lot of nasty sh*t in their hands. No wonder why they can't afford to be nice all the time.

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#7 Posted by Hypnosis (326 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't say all police are like that. There are a hand full of nice police officers I have encountered. I have seen the video you were referring to and it was painful to watch. But yeah, sometimes the power gets to their heads...well it can get to anyone's head I think. They use excessive force in unnecessary situations. I see no reason to judo slam a elderly man when he is clearly harmless. But then again, in their line of work, they can never be too careful. Small mistakes can cost their life. I don't know if I just contradicted myself or not o.0

#8 Posted by w0nd (3242 posts) - - Show Bio

It's hard, because i mean there are some police that follow the rules dealing with nasty shit and people still treat them poorly. A cop arrests someone who is clearly acting belligerent and they get called pigs and whatever. I see all these people who have statuses or repeating the phrase "Free (insert friends name here)." why so they can go out and act like fools again.

There are bad cops just like there are bad people...job gets to them i guess. it just sucks because if and when there are bad cops they are harder to take down and even prove t hey are acting out of line.

#9 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

Bunch of pu*sies with guns. A good chunk anyway.

#10 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

You can't generalize law enforcement like that, but I have seen police take things way too far in person.

#11 Posted by New_World_Order (12958 posts) - - Show Bio

For the people who said I'm targeting all police officers, I'm not. Just the ones who are letting the power go to there heads, and are doing wrong. Which is still a portion to be suprised by.

#12 Posted by Bogey (946 posts) - - Show Bio

For the people who said I'm targeting all police officers, I'm not.

I am

#13 Posted by King Saturn (224003 posts) - - Show Bio

The Police have always been abusing their power.

#14 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5354 posts) - - Show Bio

Police have been abusing their power for centuries, it's nothing new. They're a legalized gang.

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#15 Edited by HBKTimHBK (5240 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree with the idea that there are good and there are bad police officers.

#16 Posted by frogdog (3246 posts) - - Show Bio

Police have been doing fo---

The Police have always been abusing their power.

Police have been abusing their power for centuries, it's nothing new. They're a legalized gang.

Nevermind these guys already covered that

#17 Posted by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

Some do, but most don't. The ones that do give a really bad reputation to the good ones. I personally respect and trust everyone on the police force.

#18 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Go to Mexico or Brazil.. Or come here to the Philippines... Any 3rd world country.. Hell, even 1st world china's red guard... You'll see how corruption in the law enforcement really is.

#19 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2309 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol, I see all these people b!+ching about police, but as soon as things go bad who do you call.

When bad things happen people always run away from it, like shootings or robberies. It's the police who run into those situations to handle it. Take away the police from this country for even a week and see how bad things really get.

#20 Posted by consolemaster001 (5170 posts) - - Show Bio

America is a police state, it baffles me how a nations people can be so obsessed with secondary stuff. Instead of actually focusing on important things like the police abusing their power or how the government invading your personal life.

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#21 Edited by russellmania77 (14877 posts) - - Show Bio

Man ____ the police!

#22 Posted by venomoushatred1001 (12334 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Posted by Nefarious (19566 posts) - - Show Bio

Power corrupts. Look at the Rodney King incident.

#24 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

@bogey said:
@thundergodswrath said:

For the people who said I'm targeting all police officers, I'm not.

I am

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#25 Edited by MonsterStomp (16719 posts) - - Show Bio

"There is no one more full of shit than a cop" - William Constigan Jr (Leonardo DiCaprio) from The Departed

#26 Posted by TDK_1997 (14663 posts) - - Show Bio

Never respected much cops.

#27 Posted by lilben42 (2530 posts) - - Show Bio

Here come the animal activists. Those cops are going to become a humiliation.

#28 Edited by thespideyguy (2642 posts) - - Show Bio

That's why we can't take away our guns.

#29 Edited by nickthedevil (11893 posts) - - Show Bio

Corruption will always be around.

There's more good than bad in the world.

But the news won't show you the good things policemen and women do everyday. Instead they'll jump at the chance to uncover every dirty cop they can.

Fact of the matter is there's alot that commit to being a damn good policeman. And put their lives on the line almost daily in some places.

#30 Edited by BiteMe-Fanboy (7715 posts) - - Show Bio

I love people who hate cops.

One minute they call them pigs and say f*ck the police.

The next they praise them when a cop saves a life or stops a robbery or whatnot, everyone praises them and calls them heroes.

It sucks, but corruption will always be around. I rather have cops around, with some being corrupt, than none at all.

Grow up people. And take off your diapers.

Take your ass to a 3rd world country and see how you like law enforcement there. Then you will come crying back to America. No one understands how good we have it here. They just bitch and complain. Yes, lots of cops are corrupt, it's a damn shame, but sadly there really isn't much you can do about it.

Cops are necessary. Get over it.

#31 Edited by giantsfan576 (1089 posts) - - Show Bio
@biteme_fanboy said:

I love people who hate cops.

One minute they call them pigs and say f*ck the police.

The next they praise them when a cop saves a life or stops a robbery or whatnot, everyone praises them and calls them heroes.

It sucks, but corruption will always be around. I rather have cops around, with some being corrupt, than none at all.

Grow up people. And take off your diapers.

Take your ass to a 3rd world country and see how you like law enforcement there. Then you will come crying back to America. No one understands how good we have it here. They just bitch and complain. Yes, lots of cops are corrupt, it's a damn shame, but sadly there really isn't much you can do about it.

Cops are necessary. Get over it.

Far more likely that a cop will kill someone, unjustified, themselves and rob people in indirect ways, then prevent the two. And no, cops are not necessary. If there was no government there would be private protection services that you could hire, not to mention carry a gun yourself and be a man. Saying take off your diapers is very ironic in that sense, only the weak think cops are actually necessary. I'd rather have there just be a mafia to be honest, if they sent out a hit, and the hitman killed the wrong guy unintentionally, perhaps a kid by mistake, they kill that hitman. They don't look the other way. At least they're honorable. Also:

#32 Posted by Yokergeist (12355 posts) - - Show Bio

BATMAN

#33 Posted by pooty (11011 posts) - - Show Bio

I love people who hate cops.

One minute they call them pigs and say f*ck the police.

The next they praise them when a cop saves a life or stops a robbery or whatnot, everyone praises them and calls them heroes.

It sucks, but corruption will always be around. I rather have cops around, with some being corrupt, than none at all.

Grow up people. And take off your diapers.

Take your ass to a 3rd world country and see how you like law enforcement there. Then you will come crying back to America. No one understands how good we have it here. They just bitch and complain. Yes, lots of cops are corrupt, it's a damn shame, but sadly there really isn't much you can do about it.

Cops are necessary. Get over it.

Amen Brother. Amen. Without police people would be making laws as they see fit. Distributing justice as they see fit. I appreciate the people who solve murders, stop drugs etc. A FEW are bad. But i'll take my police over Mexico, South America, Iraq, India etc. They not perfect but neither are we.

#34 Posted by giantsfan576 (1089 posts) - - Show Bio
@pooty said:

@biteme_fanboy said:

I love people who hate cops.

One minute they call them pigs and say f*ck the police.

The next they praise them when a cop saves a life or stops a robbery or whatnot, everyone praises them and calls them heroes.

It sucks, but corruption will always be around. I rather have cops around, with some being corrupt, than none at all.

Grow up people. And take off your diapers.

Take your ass to a 3rd world country and see how you like law enforcement there. Then you will come crying back to America. No one understands how good we have it here. They just bitch and complain. Yes, lots of cops are corrupt, it's a damn shame, but sadly there really isn't much you can do about it.

Cops are necessary. Get over it.

Amen Brother. Amen. Without police people would be making laws as they see fit. Distributing justice as they see fit. I appreciate the people who solve murders, stop drugs etc. A FEW are bad. But i'll take my police over Mexico, South America, Iraq, India etc. They not perfect but neither are we.


No. That's it. Seriously people would not make laws as they see fit. They'd worry about themselves, and what good is stopping drugs? Should someone go to prison for 30 years for growing pot plants on their own private property? Really? And that's not a "few bad cops" that's all of them, authorization from our beloved government.

#35 Posted by GraniteSoldier (7479 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam said:

Some do, but most don't. The ones that do give a really bad reputation to the good ones. I personally respect and trust everyone on the police force.

I am not going to go out of my way posting another long paragraph nuancing my answer. This sums it up nicely. For every one misdeed there are 100 that do the right thing. But you don't hear about them because they are just doing what they are entrusted to do.

Police are like all humans: most good, some bad. The some bad just get all the attention.

#36 Posted by CHUCKY69 (2 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate cops. They question people for no reason when they could be worrying about better things. Thats why when i hear cops get shot, it don't bother me a bit. Because alot of times cops rear there heads where it doesnt beling so they ask for it.

#37 Posted by pooty (11011 posts) - - Show Bio

@giantsfan576: Seriously people would not make laws as they see fit. They'd worry about themselves

and many people believe that taking care of themselves means taking from you. Even with the fear of police people still murder, kill, kidnap, rape, molest etc. you take away police and those numbers multiple. America is WAY to big to let people govern themselves.

Should someone go to prison for 30 years for growing pot plants on their own private property?

No but i've never heard of a person getting 30 years for growing pot. Can you post a news article where that happened? And you know the penalty so if you take the chance that is YOUR FAULT.

authorization from our beloved government.

One of the best governments in the world

#38 Posted by pooty (11011 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam said:

Some do, but most don't. The ones that do give a really bad reputation to the good ones. I personally respect and trust everyone on the police force.

I am not going to go out of my way posting another long paragraph nuancing my answer. This sums it up nicely. For every one misdeed there are 100 that do the right thing. But you don't hear about them because they are just doing what they are entrusted to do.

Police are like all humans: most good, some bad. The some bad just get all the attention.

QFT

#39 Posted by Joygirl (19326 posts) - - Show Bio

Lalalalala I have opinions about policemen also, ones that are different from some people's yet distinctly similar to other people's, because I have personalized political ideas on how the world needs to be run. DEAL WITH IT. AWW YEAH. DEAL RIGHT WITH IT. BECAUSE I AM RIGHT... AND YOU AREN'T.

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#40 Posted by kgb725 (6440 posts) - - Show Bio

Not all are bad but when they are its over the top

#41 Posted by Joygirl (19326 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh my God I just turned into SC. My God. What is happening.

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#42 Posted by pooty (11011 posts) - - Show Bio

@joygirl said:

Oh my God I just turned into SC. My God. What is happening.

Your post was about 4 pages short to be like SC

#43 Posted by ImTheBat (59 posts) - - Show Bio

I like my local sherrifs, it's the state trooper that will screw you.

#44 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6261 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol at people saying cops aren't necessary and we should all run around carrying guns with no laws.

#45 Posted by giantsfan576 (1089 posts) - - Show Bio

@pooty: @pooty: My fault for doing something harmless on my own property?

#46 Edited by giantsfan576 (1089 posts) - - Show Bio

@pooty: Yes I'll post the article when I get home but seriously doing something harmless on my personal private property and going to jail

#47 Posted by turel_hash_ak_gik (350 posts) - - Show Bio

@thundergodswrath: i have no problem with police doing their job and investigating suspicious people. as for the racist towards black people bit, statistics back up their reasons to be careful, not racist. oh and generalization is stupid.

#48 Posted by Mrgreenlantern (657 posts) - - Show Bio

I find it shocking due to a few bad apples some in here generalize each officer with a broad stroak. like someone mentioned while we run from bullets and badguys they RUN INTO THE FREY to protect and serve the community... shame so many of you are blind sheep to this nonsense

#49 Posted by pooty (11011 posts) - - Show Bio

@giantsfan576: Weed is not vital to most peoples life. Weed is legal for people with certain medical conditions.I agree it shouldn't be illegal. but I'm not gonna bitch about it. it's not that important. Grow another crop. People make it seem like they need pot like they need water. You can't have everything you want. If they made broccoli illegal people wouldn't complain this bad.

#50 Posted by Nelomaxwell (10438 posts) - - Show Bio

Sigh. I don't like Cops. The idea of Police is a really good one to be honest, but the people that they hire, I'm honestly not sure where some of them come from. The idea of police isn't the problem it's the fact that people run this system. Idk if robots would do a better job. Not sure.

I find it shocking due to a few bad apples some in here generalize each officer with a broad stroak. like someone mentioned while we run from bullets and badguys they RUN INTO THE FREY to protect and serve the community... shame so many of you are blind sheep to this nonsense

That's what they're paid for.