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Personally I feel more comfortable having cops near by. I been help out twice by them first when a storm knocked power out one stood outside to make sure no one tried to steal and another time when I was lost in Dallas. With every group you have bad apples and so I prefer to blame the individuals rather than condemned all officers as some people do.

Yes! This right here. I completely agree with this. Sad thing is because of a few bad officera people are quick to classify them all as bad, racist, or corrupt.

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I don't.



People find it easier to blame others than themselves. Not that there isn't bad cops.
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Like some people have said there are good cops and bad cops. It's not fair to the good cops to put them in the same category with the bad cops. That said, I do think we need some changes to the system and stricter requirements in order to become a cop. For example, I believe that all cops should take mandatory psychological testing every few months to make sure they are not too stressed, not too prone to violent impulses, and not too trigger happy. If they fail the psychological testing, then they should be required take temporary leave and get therapy. If they refuse (or the therapy doesn't work) then they get fired. We should also come up with some sort of bigotry test and if the cops prove they are bigots then they are fired and banned from law enforcement until they can prove they are no longer bigoted. Heck, we should use the bigotry test on politicians too and kick the bigots out of the law system (after all, we can't let the bigots have too much power).
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Speaking of cops the freeway I use to get to work this morning had a 7 mile stretch shut down. There were cops everywhere, I hadn't seen so many in a long time.

Turns out some guy accidentally merged onto the freeway and grabbed a motorcycle cop and dragged him for at least 2 miles.

Some of the shit that happens though to the poor guys. It's all we're talking about at work today (everyone was late because of the traffic).

http://www.wxyz.com/news/nb-i-75-at-dixie-highway-closed-due-to-traffic-accident-involving-michigan-state-police-trooper

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Though there are definitely some bad cops (though every job in the world will have its bad people) i do think they get way more hate than they should. I definitely wont say all the cops in my area are good but more are than arent and its bad when even the good ones automatically get labelled bad these days. Worst part is recently i actually saw someone actually trying to say that people would be better off without cops at all.
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Worst part is recently i actually saw someone actually trying to say that people would be better off without cops at all.


Tell the stupid fucker to move to Detriot city (not downtown). He'll get to live that life.
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lot oif nice, good cops that help u. however, much larger percentage of incompetent, power tripping types that go out of their way to ruin ur day. police work attracts a certain kind of peoples, and just so happen that these are frequentyly the worst people ur society has to offer that enrolls at the police academy.
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because when u need them they are nowhere to be found and when u dont need them they are all over u.. seriously though, some cops are good, and these are the cops that i know on a a friendly basis on than that, i am cautious around law enforcement.
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Not to mention I don't even think most of them know how to properly do their jobs bc they get so little training for a job where you have lifes to protect.

Like, fucking hairstylists get more training than cops if that doesn't say a lot about the police then idk.
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Not to mention I don't even think most of them know how to properly do their jobs bc they get so little training for a job where you have lifes to protect.

Like, fucking hairstylists get more training than cops if that doesn't say a lot about the police then idk.


it has nothing to do with training. even if they had 600 years of training, they would still be doing the same thing. police just likes to attack african americans, and that is basically the only thing that attracts them to that job.
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anzn wrote:

Not to mention I don't even think most of them know how to properly do their jobs bc they get so little training for a job where you have lifes to protect.

Like, fucking hairstylists get more training than cops if that doesn't say a lot about the police then idk.


Reading up a bit about the training that police undergo, I don't think that it is entirely lacking. While it does vary by state, it does seem to be a fairly difficult and strict course with both physical and mental requirements as well as ethics training in many areas.

http://people.howstuffworks.com/police-academy1.htm
http://discoverpolicing.org/what_does_take/?fa=training_academy_life
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I just see it as you do what a cop says. they have attitudes but if you had to deal with what they have to deal with, youd act the same.

most people that hate them have no real reason to. I hate the military more than I hate cops
Posted 8/28/15 , edited 8/28/15

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anzn wrote:

Not to mention I don't even think most of them know how to properly do their jobs bc they get so little training for a job where you have lifes to protect.

Like, fucking hairstylists get more training than cops if that doesn't say a lot about the police then idk.


it has nothing to do with training. even if they had 600 years of training, they would still be doing the same thing. police just likes to attack african americans, and that is basically the only thing that attracts them to that job.

I think it does if police immediately whip out the gun whenever they feel threatened by the sight of a black guy in a 100 ft radius.
Using guns is like a last resort & has its laws on when to use it.
Posted 8/28/15 , edited 8/28/15

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anzn wrote:

Not to mention I don't even think most of them know how to properly do their jobs bc they get so little training for a job where you have lifes to protect.

Like, fucking hairstylists get more training than cops if that doesn't say a lot about the police then idk.


Reading up a bit about the training that police undergo, I don't think that it is entirely lacking. While it does vary by state, it does seem to be a fairly difficult and strict course with both physical and mental requirements as well as ethics training in many areas.

http://people.howstuffworks.com/police-academy1.htm
http://discoverpolicing.org/what_does_take/?fa=training_academy_life


There was a guy that was deny to become a cop. Do you know why ? Because he was really really smart. Yeah their standards are amazing.

US Court Says it’s Okay for Police Departments to Refuse to Hire Someone who is Too Smart



Ever wonder why cops yell “quit resisting” as they beat a person who’s not resisting? Or why they shoot people who pose no threat? Maybe the answer is right in front of us.

The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test is a popular group intelligence test used to assess the aptitude of prospective employees for learning and problem-solving in a range of occupations. Throughout both the U.S. and Canada, many police forces require candidates to take this test as one of the qualifications prior to being hired.

The standard range of scores applied for police officers is a score between 20 and 27. According to ABC News, The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average. A perfect score on the Wonderlic is a 50.

On March 16, 1996 Robert Jordan from Connecticut, and 500 others underwent a written screening process which included the Wonderlic Test, conducted by the Law Enforcement Council of Southeastern Connecticut, Inc. (“LEC”), a coalition of fourteen cities and towns, in order to apply for a position as a police officer.

Several months later Jordan learned that the city of New London started interviewing candidates. After not hearing from them, Jordan inquired as to why he was passed over.

Jordan eventually learned from assistant city manager Keith Harrigan that he would not be interviewed because he “didn’t fit the profile.”

Thinking it was obviously age discrimination because he was 46 at the time, Jordan filed an administrative complaint with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

The response that he received was completely out of left field. The city responded that it removed Jordan from consideration because he scored a 33 on the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test, and that to prevent frequent job turnover caused by hiring overqualified applicants the city only interviewed candidates who scored between 20 and 27.

The city of New London claims that “People within certain ranges achieve a degree of job satisfaction and are likely to be happy and therefore stay on the job.” They apparently believed that Jordan was too smart to be happy being a cop.

This reasoning did not seem logical to Jordon so he filed a civil rights action in the District Court for the District of Connecticut alleging that the city and Harrigan denied him equal protection in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment and Article 4, Section 20, of the Connecticut Constitution.

On August 29, 1999 the court granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment citing “no suspect classification and that defendants had ‘shown . . . a rational basis’ for the policy.”
Jordan, thinking that this must be just a fluke ruling, then appealed and brought his case to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


In the interim Jordan conducted his own research which showed that high scores do not actually correlate with experiencing more job dissatisfaction. The court ruled that despite the evidence to the contrary of New London’s claim, they are still justified in refusing applicants with high IQs “because it matters not whether the city’s decision was correct so long as it was rational.”

Because all applicants were denied based on high test scores, there was no discrimination taking place.
This decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to condone the ability of police departments to discriminate against smart people is one of the most profoundly ridiculous moves ever made. But it also tends to explain the state of police departments today.

It takes a special kind of person to go to work every day and harass, kidnap, and kill people for victimless crimes. The act of unquestioningly carrying out orders to ruin the lives of good people whose only “crime” was to do with their own body as they wish, would eventually have to raise the eyebrow of a person with a higher level of intelligence…or so we’d like to think.

Knowing that this ability to discriminate against intelligence in police departments exists tends to put ‘Police State USA’ in perspective. In the past decade we’ve seen heavily militarized actions against non-violent protesters. We’ve even seen school districts accepting MRAPs! And we’ve watched from the sidelines as Mayberry transformed to Martial Law.

A smart person does not create a domestic standing army and call it freedom.
A smart person does not deliberately tear gas journalists. A smart person does not point a rifle an an innocent person and tell them that they are going to kill him. A smart person does not severely beat a person with down syndrome because he sees a bulge in his pants, which is actually a colostomy bag. A smart person does not continuously shoot at an unarmed man who posed zero threat and whose arms are in the air.

If more people knew this information you could rest assured that they would try and reform their police departments. No one wants their police officers to be unintelligent, right?

Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore helped to expose what happened to Jordan as well as the ridiculous notion of discriminating based on intelligence levels, on his show “The Awful Truth.” The 8 minute segment, while hilarious, paints an ominous picture of adhering to such tactics.


Why on Earth would anyone ever think that this is a good idea?


http://thefreethoughtproject.com/court-police-departments-refuse-hire-smart/
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I was pulled over for absolutely NOTHING once and the officer was just talking to me like a friend. I was like wtf? I think he was lonely on his night shift. Yeah it was late, but it doesn't mean I was drunk driving, you can't just pull any car you want over because you're bored and want something to do!
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