Omaha Red Sox wrote:Matthias wrote:People don't trust the police since they started shooting up unarmed civilians.
Seriously, though, you want me to pull up case after case of corrupt police officers? Or every instance where a police officer has behaved badly? You do realize that the UCLA taser incident was the third case in that single week in Los Angeles where police officers were video taped being possibly too rough with someone? Three times. One city. One week. On tape. How many go untaped and unknown?
I think it's safe to say there are a few instances where a cop does his job as it's supposed to be done and this doesn't get recorded either, neither on video or paper. You are choosing to focus on the bad apples. I'm sure I can google up a few stories about 'currupt' taxi drivers too. Doesn't mean I shouldn't trust one. Bad cops get a lot of publicity because they're supposed to be good guys, and most are.
I think you could word your assumption a little differently. Instead of "People don't trust the police since they started shooting up unarmed civilians.", you should add "A few..." in front of "people". This would be more accurate.
If you were being mugged would you rather have your trustworthy hotel maid next to you or a police officer?
Amen to that! I don't know where Matthias gets off presuming to talk for the "people". I still trust the police - of course you hear about the bad ones - you never hear about the countless ones doing their jobs with little or no appreciation and putting their lives on the line every day for the very people who bitch and complain about them.