Originally Posted by wickedblockhead
im only going to say this and im done. im a good guy, or i think i am. Sure i like to speed and split traffic and i ride a little more nuts than the "LEO's" would like. But im not a pedophile or a rapist or a murderer or any number of other "Bad" people. Having said that every encounter i have ever had with a police officer outside of my cadet years has been negative. Never once has a cop ever done a good thing for me. Never helped me, never offered assistance. The one time a cop stopped when i was broke down on the side of the freeway was to tell me i had to get my van off the freeway. NOt what can i do to help you, but you cant work on that here. Move it now. Fuck the cops.
Same for me. I drive classic cars. They break down from time to time. Every time I have pulled to the side of the road I get a cop pulling behind me, running my plate, telling me to move the vehicle or I get a ticket.
My very good friend's Uncle is/was a chief of police, a very "infamous" one now here locally in CA. I have heard stories to make me never trust a cop. Plus being a legal medical patient provider, why would I trust a cop? I have had very bad experiences with them in the past do to some family crap out of my control, unfortunately.
There are good cops, but most of them are perpetuating the police state mentality. Abusing their power when they can. When those who "serve and protect" are feared by a majority, they become a liability.
In short, police are now revenue collectors. Nothing more.