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why do cops make it so difficult to be respectful?
    #11337931 - 10/28/09 01:57 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

The other day some friends and I went on a drive to Mount Tam. We witnessed a beautiful sunset, then on our way back home we made a detour to a small park road near the freeway to catch an incredible nighttime view of the city and the Golden Gate Bridge.

A cop came through, speaking over a megaphone to us and the large number of cars parked close to us, saying that this road was "for day use only" and also that we should leave if we didn't want to spend the weekend in jail.

Why do cops do this? I appreciate it when they let me know that I'm violating some type of regulation, but it seems like 90% of them cannot stop there. They have to append every such statement with "or go to jail." Are they really so insecure that they can't inform us of salient regulations without also threatening us?

I shouted "Fuck you!" and flipped him off as I left, and he switched on his siren and pulled me over, as if I did something wrong. He asked me to repeat what I had just said, as if I was an idiot, and when I was coy he told me to get the fuck out of here.

I want to respect cops, I really do, but I refuse to respect anyone who will not do me the same favor.


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Re: why do cops make it so difficult to be respectful? [Re: Sophistic Radiance]
    #11337973 - 10/28/09 02:02 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Perhaps its an attempt to goad you into some sort of punishable reaction so they can meet a quota?

Or maybe the authority that society gives them leads to large egos and superiority complexes.


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Re: why do cops make it so difficult to be respectful? [Re: Force Ten]
    #11337998 - 10/28/09 02:05 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Perhaps its an attempt to goad you into some sort of punishable reaction so they can meet a quota?



QFT

Also a lot get off (sexually) on fucking you over and exhibiting power, how can they exhibit their power if you're not technically doing anything wrong?

so they poke the tiger 'cause he's in a cage


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Re: why do cops make it so difficult to be respectful? [Re: Force Ten]
    #11337999 - 10/28/09 02:05 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Perhaps its an attempt to goad you into some sort of punishable reaction so they can meet a quota?

Or maybe the authority that society gives them leads to large egos and superiority complexes.




Arrest quotas are complete bullshit.

I mean, what if an officers quota is say, twenty arrests per week, and only fifteen people have done punishable crimes?

Poor example, yes, but the idea I mean to convey is clear enough.

It either would make a perfectly decent officer look incompetent, or send harmless individuals into incarceration.


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Re: why do cops make it so difficult to be respectful? [Re: Force Ten]
    #11338036 - 10/28/09 02:10 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Perhaps its an attempt to goad you into some sort of punishable reaction so they can meet a quota?

Or maybe the authority that society gives them leads to large egos and superiority complexes.




I think that both of these, more the latter, are true.

I think that most cops have an, "better than you" personality that they happen to have a uniform for and those are the types that go into that line of work for the most part. I'm sure that there are some live and let live cops out there that will only harass you if you deserve it, but most are pricks.
I should know, I work with a guy that is that type and all of his family are cops, he is I think a little too racist and so hasn't passed the psych evaluations, thank god.


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Re: why do cops make it so difficult to be respectful? [Re: Wasteland]
    #11338059 - 10/28/09 02:13 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Arrest quotas are complete bullshit.

I mean, what if an officers quota is say, twenty arrests per week, and only fifteen people have done punishable crimes?

Poor example, yes, but the idea I mean to convey is clear enough.

It either would make a perfectly decent officer look incompetent, or send harmless individuals into incarceration.




Hmmm true. I didn't think about that.


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Re: why do cops make it so difficult to be respectful? [Re: Force Ten]
    #11338106 - 10/28/09 02:22 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Personally I think the cops who do this are simply insecure, dickless individuals. They feel a need to remind you of their authority in order to salve their lifelong fears of not being taken seriously. I wish the precincts would administer psychological exams to these people before hiring them on, it would contribute much to overall social harmony.


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Re: why do cops make it so difficult to be respectful? [Re: Sophistic Radiance]
    #11338122 - 10/28/09 02:25 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Personally I think the cops who do this are simply insecure, dickless individuals. They feel a need to remind you of their authority in order to salve their lifelong fears of not being taken seriously. I wish the precincts would administer psychological exams to these people before hiring them on, it would contribute much to overall social harmony.




Most of them are probably doing it for the same reason a drill sergeant makes you hate them. All the bitching, moaning and complaining you can do just makes you remember that they give the orders.

It's not that they're all dicks, it's that sort of job is much easier when everyone thinks of you that way.


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Re: why do cops make it so difficult to be respectful? [Re: Sophistic Radiance]
    #11338130 - 10/28/09 02:27 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

If police departments recruited only sane, rational, psychologically stable people ... there would be 20 cops in all of California.


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Re: why do cops make it so difficult to be respectful? [Re: laserpig]
    #11338158 - 10/28/09 02:30 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Wasteland: I think you overestimate the rationality of these people.

Laserpig: Ouch.


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Re: why do cops make it so difficult to be respectful? [Re: Sophistic Radiance]
    #11338184 - 10/28/09 02:34 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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Wasteland: I think you overestimate the rationality of these people.

Laserpig: Ouch.




I try to give everyone some credit.

I imagine quite a few are simply jackasses who like telling people what to do while they shine and polish their badges and guns. But if it were the majority I'd probably be searched and beaten three times before I got to this library.


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Re: why do cops make it so difficult to be respectful? [Re: Wasteland]
    #11338245 - 10/28/09 02:42 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

In my experience it is the majority. I'm good at reading people, and I know when hostility is impersonal and when it is personal.

The only reason you haven't been searched and beaten today is these microdicks are not only afraid of their own insignificance, they are also afraid of being fired.


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