This is a discussion on Do you fear law enforcement officers? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Hopyard Be honest, I bet it does affect your reaction to a CHL holder. I'm assuming you are an LEO and have ...
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No I do not fear them, But I do not trust them.
So you fear supervisors?
Beleive it or not I actually have no complaints. I am fortunate to have decent ones.
There are two extremley short cops in our dept. One of them is dumber than a rock, but he thinks he is the smartest human being that ever walked. We have had words about the way he treats people. He avoids me now, because he knows that I can and will stomp his tail into oblivion at the drop of a hat.
With the ego that the other one displays, you would think he was 10 feet tall. I personally think he was an abused stepchild. The only way he could get a puppy to lick he face is if strung a pork chop around his neck. He carries a chip on his shoulder and everything he says or does reflects that. He's been married 5 times and has the manners of a goat.
The way I see it...
when you need "backup" there are only two kinds of cops that matter..
the ones that show up and you say to yourself....alright! so and so is here...
and the others that show up and you say to yourself...awww crap...so and so is here....and then....why me God? Did I annoy you or something ?
I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.
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I, too, have LEO relatives and friends and I trust them at the friend to friend level.
I also trust them to do their sworn duty.
So, I would never, put my LEO relatives and friends in the uncomfortable position of having to do their duty, in spite of our relationship, by talking about things that I should only talk about with my attorney. It would not be fair to my LEO relatives and friends to do otherwise.
Last edited by DaveH; June 18th, 2008 at 11:08 PM.
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
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About the only thing I fear is an officer insisting on disarming me... (for whatever reason)
While I'm carrying in a Smart Carry :|
"When among wild beasts, if they menace you, be a wild beast."
I do not fear I just do not like. And why you ask? As an older average citizen I've learned several things through observation and experience.
1) The average cop is a younger aggressive personality seeking the thrill of the chase and not at all afraid of combat. Just not my kind of person to hang around with
2) The only interaction we average people have is when we get stopped for some minor traffic infraction and then are forced to pay an excessive fee. Not exactly what I would call positive reinforcement.
3) When we do need help you have to count on yourself as they cannot possible get to you in time to be of any value.
4) 70 % of the cops are out to earn enough funds through traffic enforcement to support the 10% in management and the remaining 20% who are trying to solve real crime.
I'm not saying we need to do away with police officers. I'm just saying I have little time for any personal interaction with them at least when they are on duty playing their personal John Wayne roles.
I carry to protect myself and my loved ones from the BG's. Not to solve societies problems. That said: if more carried the deterrent would only have a positive overall effect on those problems.
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I don't fear them, but I respect them.
The truth is that 97% are great folks that have a desire to help the community. So, no I don't fear cops. I do dread the day that I run into the other 3%. Like the guy in the "back in America and arrested" thread.
It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.
When I use to get stopped often.I feared deputies as they are the lowest paid and poorest trained in my neck of the woods.Training has probably changed through the years and the muscle car has gone down the road how sad.
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Nope. I do not fear the LEO any more than any other person. Some are better than others. Some I have no problems with and enjoy their company, others I try to avoid when possible.
“Their just folks”
In general no, despite the large amount they have been in my life (family issues)
Now when I go back to my old home town I will admit it that I do. My last name still is remembered by quite a few, and I have had a few minor issues in the past involving that.
Police are just people like everyone else, good, bad or indifferent. They are not knights in shining armor, but neither are they the Gastapo.
Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men.