the relationship between the people and the cops would be less tense if they just ended this dumb war on drugs and stopped being so fuckin nosey/controlling... did cops you work with understand this? and also we all talk nice to you to your face, but the majority of people talk mad shit on cops.. like your cool in my book on here, because obv you are a reasonable ex cop and understood the bs of it and understand their is misunderstandings between people and them. like cool cops i want to like. like i want to like cops for stopping murders, rapes, and robberies (cause they are good for that).. but at the same time i fuckin hate them so much, and i wish trouble on the strict/mean cop/pig (really do man im sorry, just my experience with them, those fuckers deserve it.. for example a cop arrests a non violent coke dealer.. in my book the cop is the bad person and the coke dealer is just providing a product because their is a demand). sorry dude. i just think cops ruin more lives then they help with the current situation..they arrest to many good people and are to nosey., i have seen great people have their lives completely fucked by asshole cops. i have personallly just been pestered by piggies way to much... Honestly i think cops and avg people relationships will be reallyyy bumpy untill the amount of laws decrease, the amount of police rollin the streets drops, and the dumb laws dissapear.. when i hear about a cop die and gangbanger die, i look at the situation the same.. they both kinda had it coming.. if you look at the big picture a guy supporting a gang is NO different then someone supporting the usa (the usa is a big gang and has killed wayyyyyyyyy more innocent good people then street gangs).. really its a deep deeep complex thing.. but you gotta understand just because you are supporting the USA doesnt mean you are doing the right thing in some situations ya know what i mean.. but glad to see there are some out their who have some common sense... its really mixed feelings here and hard to explain...
Like your in cali so it may be different.. but do you realize how scary cops are? like as humans we are animals and are instincts are suppose to take over when we encounter danger.. nothing gets my instincts pumping more then a cop. we run and fight because they are trying to endanger our lives we just wanna go home and sleep in our beds.. its scary when someone that is no more of a good person then me, has the right to do all this shit to me and is backed up by such a powerful figure that there is nothing i can do.
i hope you dont misunderstand me, cause i dont want to hate cops.. but i kinda have to due to the current laws.. these overcontrolling laws turn good people into criminals.. and then by doing that it makes these good people willing to do anything to keep cops from fucking their lives up.. i mean like you said, you will cuff someone when your scared.. well we wanna beat the fuck outta ya or run cause ya know.... were scared
I totally understand where you're coming from. I knew when I was 6 that I wanted to be a cop. I chased stray dogs off the playground in exchange for a pepsi.
I pursued it throughout school, while experimenting with more than one substance, and was sworn in on my 21st b-day. WAY too young. In Cali you can be 18, but most cities insurance requires 21.
I felt like a hipocrite several times for popping someone for something I had also done. The absolute WORST thing I EVER did in uniform(was it?) was stopping a driver who was illegal, unlicensed, and drunk. He rolled a stop sign and ran when I hit the lights. He quickly turned down a dirt road, and tearfully apologized and surrendered @ gunpoint. I ran wants & warrants and he was clear. No documentation. Intoxicated.
BUT he had ALL his belongings in the car. EVERYTHING he owned. My first instinct was to arrest him and send him back to Mexico. I was pissed that he had broken the law, endangered his, my, and innocent lives, and initially lied about his name. So I decided to "take mercy on him" and let him go. Walking. He was about 2 miles from his brothers house. I felt sorry for him so I sent him to his brothers, towed his vehicle, and went on about my shift.
5:30am- Call of a possible suicide in the outskirts of town. I arrived second on scene and walked into the backyard where there hung the man from the night before. His brother said he had thought we were seizing his property, everything he had. He had no job, was an alcoholic, and very well could have done it whether I had contacted him or not. But I still think it was me that made him step off the ladder.