Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Iowa, near Missery (Missouri)
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It's kinda disheartening to me to see people writing stuff such as to lock the guy up forever or execute him. Maybe when it gets to this, people shooting at other people in an attempt to get away, that sort of action is needed, but from what I've seen, it's when younger kids are "taught a lesson" by local law enforcement for BS childishness that they lose all respect for the law and it sets them well on the path of more serious infractions. There's good civilians and bad ones, just as there's good cops and bad cops. My dad was in law enforcement for 31 years and even he dislikes most cops. Luckily, it was only two weeks a year that he had to spend with most of them. They'd consider their job as them vs. the public, not them at the service of the public. Like I said, not all are bad, but it seems many are. Just last summer I was riding in my friend's camaro (was mine until I sold it to him). He gave it some gas from an intersection but didn't spin the tires or go more than 5mph over the speed limit (35mph zone). After he'd turned onto a side street toward the high school, where we were going to a high school play, we were pulled over by two cop cars and they threatened us with lots of crap about how we were drag racing and my friend's license would be suspended. My friend stayed cool and just said that he was certainly not racing anyone. Then the cop gets louder, almost yelling, about how it's still "exhibition of speed" and that's license suspension for a year. Meanwhile, I had a cop on my side of the car ask me for my license and tried to force me to say we were either hot-rodding or racing. We didn't get any fines because they obviously didn't see anything. They just heard the car exhaust and felt like being asses, I guess. I feel sorry for the kids they guilt into confessing stuff they didn't do and then the kids resent all authority after that because they've been wronged. Well, I'm ranting now. :lol: Anyway, it's good that no one in this shooting deal was seriously hurt.