Quote:a) "There is someone who is looking out for the people and keeping us safe"
Quote:b) "Great another person out to get people, and make his quota"
Quote:Do you have a different impression if the cop is easy to see, or is in a partially/totally obscured possition?
I hate cops. The cops in my town are corrupt. One murdered his son at his elementary school...he tried to kill the baby's momma first but she used her kid as a shield I think then the cop killed himself. Another cop imprisoned a teenage girl in his house for a while where he raped her. One cop stole a computer from the court house I work out of. Others cheated on some exam they had. Our police chief was recently fired for some scandal or other.
By and large I think cops are douchebags. I say that but sadly my position requires me to deal with them on a semi regular basis
Reverend Meteor (yes I said it)
Eh. I've got a friend who hates cops and thinks they're all corrupt. This is because she's broken the law several times and been called on it, for which she blames them. Personally I think anyone breaking the law at any time for any reason firstly should not be surprised when they are caught, and probably shouldn't complain when they are punished. If the punishment exceeds the crimes, they can complain about that. I guess my attitude goes back to high school when kids would routinely tell stories about speeding tickets, i.e. getting caught driving 60 mph thru a 25 mph residential zone by a cop who had the audacity to give them a $100 ticket. Lost on them was the fact that they got away with it the other 99% of the time they did it so they really should have been stoked about how often they skated thru life. I suppose that's when I realized that most people are only interested in their own convenience and don't care much about other people except when other people interrupt them doing whatever they please. Sure, there's some corrupt cops out there like the ones you mention but then there are corrupt people in every walk of life regardless of what uniform they wear.