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Do you still trust the police?

I used to have a blind trust in our police and an admiration for police officers. But the multiplication of police blunders in recent years sends chills up my spine. I do not find it normal, even when you have done nothing wrong, you are left to be afraid of those who are supposed to protect you.

by: G-1168

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August 09, 2015
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23 Replies & Comments

Some people say that television and all its filth is responsible for the way our society is today. But, let me ask you something: What television station would pay to make a show no one would watch? And how could a show stay on the air unless there were people to watch it? Turn on the tv and you see violence, gore, the sexualizing of children, humiliation, bullying -- and that's something people enjoy watching, people enjoy seeing those things enough to watch them over and over again. And when you have a world full of people who enjoy seeing these things happen, what would you expect? Peace? Nonviolence? No bullying? Until we learn how to deal with our own deep urges in productive ways, none of this will change. The police aren't exceptions to some rule, they are just doing a more extreme version of what everyone else is doing, and that's just because their jobs allow them that freedom. They're no different than anyone else. I get that they're scary, I feel it too, but they're not the only ones that need to change. If we want a safer world, we can't both have that and also enjoy such violence, gore, humiliation, etc. Having any affection for those things necessarily makes this world a terrible place, because when we enjoy them, we show it through our own actions, and all together, that is what the world's made of.

by: G-482

Message #1

August 10, 2015
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First of all f--k is the lowest of speech
It degrades women. Second you better trust cops without them there would be
Complete chaos and anarchy. Grow-up and say a prayer for common sense.

by: G-483

Message #2

August 11, 2015
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anarchy is gooooooooooooodddddddddd

by: G-501

Message #4

August 28, 2015
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Cops are outta hand in America.

by: G-499

Message #3

August 26, 2015
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A GREAT BIG FAT NO

by: G-512

Message #5

September 06, 2015
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Yes, I still trust cops. Why, do you trust thugs more than the cops? Cops are simply doing their jobs. Do what they ask and you'll be alright. Without them, there would be complete violence.

by: G-513

Message #6

September 10, 2015
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That is a false choice, a straw man. No one asked if you trusted "thugs" more than the police. The question is clear, try to answer it. Not all police officers can/should be trusted as it is their job to earn/maintain the trust of the community. It is a small group that have created the doubt, they can be trusted to continue to use 'fear' as a justification for every bad decision they make. They will accept no responsibility for bad choices, blame others, demand protection, extort/withhold their best efforts, and promote us vs. them! Being a cop is not a birthright, if they cannot handle the scrutiny and critique of their employers(we the people), GO SELL SHOES!

by: G-518

Message #7

September 13, 2015
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My answer can be found in the first sentence.

by: G-554

Message #10

October 11, 2015
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When I was a young girl growing up in America during the 1950's, the police were our friends. I remember my mother saying, "Honey, if you ever get lost or need help, you go to a policeman. He will help you". Now, I tell my grown grandchildren, "The police are not your friends." Why? Because I, an elderly white woman see what they have done and CONTINUE to do to the black children of this country.
Can't these police officers all carry tasers along with their guns? Can't they be taught to shoot a suspect in the leg, if they must shoot? Why do they continue to racially profile this country's children?
Whether you are black or white, if you are an AMERICAN, these AMERICAN kids belong to you.

by: Madame Beaufort

Message #8

September 16, 2015
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Yes, I trust the police. I am not afraid of them because I know I have done nothing wrong. Do not do anything wrong and do as they say. You will be alright.

If I am in some sort of trouble, I can and will always count on them. This is what I teach my children.

by: G-532

Message #9

September 24, 2015
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Yeah, I did too, until I was arrested,and spent two years in jail (bail was set at an astronomical amount that I could not raise)awaiting trial and when I finally got my day in court, I was found innocent. Do I still trust the police? No. Am I glad they are here to do their job? Yes, they do a job that I would rather not do.

by: G-952

Message #19

June 08, 2016
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How terrible for you!

by: Miss B.

Message #20

June 08, 2016
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Those of you who trust them are only lucky enough not to be on the wrong side of them. I was held against my will and beaten by two police officers when I was only sixteen for a crime they later realized someone else committed. All they needed to let loose on me was a hunch, which later proved to be false. Its not always about just following the rules. Not everyone is that lucky

by: G-567

Message #11

October 27, 2015
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That is such a good question. I was raised to have a solid faith in the police, but they are very different than what they were forty years ago. I think they are a lot tougher, but I think also crueler and colder. This is my own observation when I have had to go to an officer for help. I'm not saying there are not great cops out there-- I know there are, but I admit I'm scared of them. Again, this is just personal experience. I am always compliant, but some of these big boys work out, and I suspect some of them take steroids. I think that is a real problem.

by: Miss B.

Message #12

November 03, 2015
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Times have changed. So has our police force! PLEASE LISTEN TO ME!!!!

The police are NOT YOUR FRIENDS!!!!

by: G-583

Message #13

November 07, 2015
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We all see the police as terrorists in uniforms. I have worked with some security officers and policemen and dropped out of that idiotic, paranoid types of jobs. They are not well. About 95% are brainwashed, have tunnel vision and label all people as potential terrorists or killers. I know, I was one of the few that stood by them and saw how they acted. They are terrorists in uniforms; how many innocent blacks, hispanics and whites have been stopped by these idiots only to be tazed, beaten up or shot multiple times. I am sorry to say this but this is so true. When you get stopped, please, please keep your hands on your steering wheel of your car. These idiots are ready to shoot anyone, even their own mother.

Anonymous (12-3-15)

by: G-631

Message #14

December 04, 2015
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I used to respect and trust police. Used to as no longer. I have witnessed first hand the corruption in cops and to say it is nauseating is an understatement. I know cops who are on the payroll of drug dealers and they have the gall to show up at church every Sunday with their pig head held high agreeing with everyone about "those scumbag drug dealers need to be put away". I not only do not trust them I no longer have any respect for them. It is also a proven fact many Leo's are sociopathic and want the job for the power to dominate others. It's also no myth that many got their ass kicked all throughout their school life and now they are lil' macho man with a badge looking for revenge and self esteem. No I do not trust cops and can't even force myself to respect them. I see them for what they are. Where I live if you do not deserve respect you will not get it. No exceptions,including cops. I guess you could say you reap what you sow.

by: G-881

Message #15

April 01, 2016
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I confess I am scared of the police. They certainly are not the "Officer Friendly" who we were introduced to when we were children. Today, they are humorless and scary. When they have been called, they were cold and uncaring and once, the officer was threatening. I'm talking about a car accident and we were nice! I thought this nut would arrest us. I don't know if modern police take steroids to stay buff, but I would not be surprised, because they act very oddly. Of course, this is a general statement.🙂

by: G-883

Message #16

April 01, 2016
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Also, and this is fact, the modern big city police are gunning for our young black men. I don't get the hatred, but they are using them for target practice. I just read an article about a cop shooting and killing a white kid, and the cop was charged with murder. Well, of course. Said kid was WHITE. But if it's a black, unarmed kid or man? Well, he was reaching for my gun, or I saw a black object in his hand, or his hand dropped to his side, BOOM!

by: G-884

Message #17

April 01, 2016
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Furthermore, what about that poor black postal worker, who was almost murdered by the four cops up in NYC?? They almost ran him down in the street, so he yelled. They drove back, grabbed him, threw down his packages, frisked him, then loudly said "STOP RESISTING", when the man was NOT resisting! If there had not been a video recording, the next cop statement would have been well, I felt a hand on my gun, and there would have been another dead black man, another murder victim.

by: G-885

Message #18

April 01, 2016
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I would say I trust the police more than ever before. Walking down any inner-city street at 10 pm, it's not the police I'm worried about.

by: G-1224

Message #21

March 20, 2017
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If you are not going to trust the police, then who will you trust? Militias? No one is 100% trustworthy, but the majority of policemen and women are doing a great job I think.

by: G-1570

Message #22

November 03, 2018
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I might be wrong, but I still believe that if you are innocent, you have nothing to worry. If you did nothing wrong, then don't resits the police. Even if they are wrong with you, just obey be docile , and all is going to be alright. This is when you start rebelling that things go wrong. Of course, it's easier to say.

by: G-1593

Message #23

December 31, 2018
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