Just one more example of how totally our lives are being taken over by The Man. Every aspect of our day to day activities are subject to a myriad of often conflicting, frequently hardly known, rules and regulations.
Our system for oversight of the powers-that-be is in desperate need of overhaul. The average Joe Citizen does not stand a snowball's chance in hell of successfully challenging a law or rule or regulation that we feel is not constitutional or oversteps the bounds of the agency. Government, at every level, has become way too powerful, willing and able to devote huge amounts of resources to coming down on a common citizen who feels they've been mistreated. Their first response is to make it so onerous to question their authority that you will not even consider it. I would certainly be willing to contribute to a fund set up for the purpose of helping this man get his day in court.
Same here. When even small town police are outfitted not unlike a Seal Assualt Team I have become alarmed.
“I grew up in rural America in the early 1950s and at that time the police were your friend”
Yes, I agree. If you ask them today, why they became an officer, you always get the - “well... I wanted to help people” song and dance. In reality, it’s really just a paycheck for most of them and a pathway to a pension. In
some places a GREAT pension. That pension is what they REALLY care about. If you are an elected official, you touch that police and fire pension with extreme caution.
And the SAD part is if you find a bad cop and fire him, they will usually just pop up somewhere else soon. The
bad cops can wander like vagrants from one force to another for a LOOONG time.