BTR: I have been randomly pulled over at 2am while sober driving the Mrs home. Cop was heading the other way and did a u turn and pulled me over for a random test. It didn't bother me one bit and I thanked him for helping keep the roads safe from drunk drivers and carried on.
I don't understand while people have to be nasty or smart to cops when they are just trying to keep us all safe.
Yep, Agree too,
I guess we should all be able to poke a bit of fun at each other from time to time and my comment above about recruitment omitted that the cop definitely knew I was joking with him, but I think police work is one of the most difficult jobs out there. People don't like being controlled, yet we all need it at some point and for every story of extreme police behaviour there is one of extreme civilian behaviour.
It's a reciprocating process, civilians notice smart/arrogant cops, cops notice smart/arrogant people. After a while it becomes ingrained and that's a real issue. Youtube and social media are exposing police brutality but it's not really helping the issue, it's making it worse.
I felt a bit sorry for the cops yesterday, the police chase that ended in a collision with an Audi, all over the news last night, talkback were onto it etc but somehow the news forgot to mention they had been chasing that driver for quite a long time, all through town and twice past my office.
I know a few police and yeah I bet they can be arrogant at times but think about being spoken to , lied to, looked down upon and assaulted day in and day out, it has to have an effect on how you treat people in return. Police are people, generally good, and we absolutely need them, they deal with people with extreme feelings all day, which society/media help create, in addition they are asked to do things they don't always agree with, (remove peaceful protesters from legitimate protests, dish out menial fines for example), we say don't shoot the messenger but we forget sometimes that we are all part of that society yet few are willing to consider their own actions/thoughts as part of the issue.