Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Whatever you want me to say Officer…

Wow I guess you have to really keep your questions quiet and polite if you attend lectures at Florida State.

I have to scratch my head and wonder why it took that many cops to suppress one unarmed student. The fact the student was arrested and the police went undisciplined for tasering him well – that does not seem right.

Whenever I even stand next to a cop the hair my arms stands on edge. Cops make me nervous as I think a lot of them are intimation freaks who will let loose and over react to even the most benign situation. I remember a friend and I recently got pulled over for a burned out brake light. The police took both of our driver’s licenses and ran them. I was sitting in the passenger side of the vehicle and when I went to hand the cop on my side of the car the registration and my license she yelled at me and told me to give it to the cop on the driver’s side of the car, who had asked for it first.

I thought that it was all a bit of an overreaction to a situation that should have just been: “Mam, your tail light is burnt out, get it fixed.” I would have replied, “Thank you Officer – I appreciate you telling me.” Instead my friend and I had to wait 20 minutes while they ran our licenses. When I tried to call work to say I was going to be late the cops told me to put the cell phone away. I had the feeling that if my friend or I had made any rapid moves they might have shot us. Maybe not, but that is how I felt.


Woozie said...

Damn police, always tryin' to keep the white woman down :)

Raspootin said...

I think it’s my big white ford explorer that grabs the police's attention; evidently Explorers are commonly used in illegal actives?

your present will be shipped out this week :)

bwcubed said...

the only thing missing from that video was the flag with a giant swastika on it wavint in the background. police are in the same boat as politicians, power corrupts.

Raspootin said...

absolute power corrupts absolutely.

well said!

Kønig Hasemörder said...

What does absolute impotency do?

Cathy said...

Yeah *chuckle* that's why I don't care much for cops. My initial dislike comes from the inside. In my youth, I joined police explorers and spent many a night riding around with a cop. They even issued me a little badge and a set of handcuffs. Oh I could taste the power.

I quickly learned some of my "heros" were actually mean little bastards that wanted nothing more than a chance to beat up on the public...from his lips to my ears.

Of course there are good ones; but bad cops can do some real damage and get away with it. I don't know why most hold cops in such high esteem. Cops are just like anyone else and should be treated to that same justice that seems to be good enough for the rest of us.

Kønig Hasemörder said...

Hipocracy isn't pleasant were ever it's found.

the rube said...

rule # 1 - never argue with a cop. it cost me many bumps and bruises to learn that lesson.

Raspootin said...

Absolute impotency would do nothing by virtue of the terminology. I guess it might make you frustrated though.

I think that cops tend to be egocentric, but I know a lot of people who are egocentric and not cops. In fact a lot of people who are the center of their own little universe with every thing rotating around them.
Hypocrisy is unfortunately all too prevalent
Cops are alway correct, no doubt about that when they have all the control...