I realise there is a need for police officers and have run into quite a few who have been fair with me.I have been warned instead of ticketed for traffic infractions several times.And had many other positive interactions with other ones too,but this sort of thing makes me wonder if they have too much power in certain circumstances,which is an understatement.
posted on 12/05/2002 7:28:18 PM PST
but this sort of thing makes me wonder if they have too much power in certain circumstances,which is an understatement.
The police have always had the power to abuse. They rarely did. They were proud pillars of the community. The position of "law enforcement" required, and received, people who were willing to serve, and protect. You might say it was a calling. Sounds a bit mushy, but true. Where did things go wrong?
P.S. I still have the opportunity to associate with some of them.
One last thought, today they sometimes deal with a SOB who is psycho and strung out, very dangerous, not just stoned hippies of yesteryear.
posted on 12/05/2002 9:40:37 PM PST
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