Police Officers are overpaid and uned...
People who live in glass

Fallbrook, CA

#64 Jan 16, 2012
AILEEN MULCAHY MAY wrote:
What happened to protect and serve? I never feel thepolice are there to HELP me, a citizen. My grandfather was an Irish policeman in Baltimore at the turn of the century. He went about his duties helping his community and arresting those who tried to violate the law. It is now a sad state of affairs.
AILEEN MULCAHY MAY
It was a different time that your grandfather served...It was less violent and there was a better pool to choose from. Almost all candidates today have drug background and it's difficult to hire somebody. I'd say you probably get one good candidate out of 100.
Matt

Victorville, CA

#65 Jan 21, 2012
Matt is driving to the Baldwin Park, California?
Pete

Minneapolis, MN

#66 Mar 14, 2012
With hundreds appliying for each cop position, there are obviously a surplus of qualified candidates ready and willing to assume any risk an officer faces. And while there are inherent dangers associated with being a cop, you are actually much more likely to die in a traffic accident than be killed on the job doing police work. This is a fact. The salary and pension benefits are simply the result of 1) the unionization of police and 2) our elected representatives unwilling to take heat for standing up to the union's demands. Everyone agrees that cops should be paid a good salary for the work they do, but being able to retire at 50 with the taxpayer on the hook for a pension that nearly equals their working wages is unsustainable and illogical. Legislators are, unfortunately, frightened to stand up the the police unions tactic of stating "We put our lives on the line every day" which of course is true but the statistics show very few are actually killed in the line of duty. Furthermore, if pensions were predicated on potential danger, then convenience clerks and construction workers should have equal or much better benefits.
Alan

United States

#67 Mar 14, 2012
When is the Alan is driving to San Francisco, California?
adonis_cadius

Denver, CO

#68 Apr 5, 2012
Rickt wrote:
If we expect a responsible force we should require them to be educated.
Requirements to become a Police Officer
Education, Training and Experience Required:
1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
2. Must prossess a valid Drivers License at time of employment.
3. Must be a citizen of the United States and possess a high school; diploma or the equivalent thereof.
4. Must not have been convicted of a felony crime or have pending criminal actions.
5. Must not be a current user of controlled substances.
6. Must be able to pass written and oral examinations. MMPI or related psychological examination and undergo an extensive background investigation, polygraph examination and drug screening.
7. During the first twelve (12) months of employment, which is a probationary period, must successfully complete a basic Police Academy as taught by the Council on Law Enforcement Education & Training (CLEET) and written, practical and field exercises under the direct supervision of a Field Training Officer (F.T.O.).
Wow, no wonder so many hotheads get into the force.
Education could be from schools, books, life or from other means. As to cops, most of them have great intentions and we all know that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The problem is not that they are educated or not….the real issues is how they are taught, trained by the "force".
It is to serve "their interest" and to protect "their power" not the public or the folks who are paying taxes to support them and their families.
Sad and wrong. I am a citizen of this country and I’ve never thought that I live long enough to see this great country turns into a police state.
d-pants

Columbus, OH

#69 Jul 22, 2012
Just like cool hand Luke said "just cause you call it your job don't make it right boss!"
d-pants

Columbus, OH

#70 Jul 22, 2012
People who live in glass wrote:
<quoted text>
It was a different time that your grandfather served...It was less violent and there was a better pool to choose from. Almost all candidates today have drug background and it's difficult to hire somebody. I'd say you probably get one good candidate out of 100.
Yea its different, look at all the stupid laws and fines. Most citizens would agree they aren't written nor enforced to protect anyone. And when the laws that do protect people are broken too many times the police aren't there until its too late.
Safety Police

United States

#71 Jul 23, 2012
I had a run in with two idiots from a department called Safety Police. A guy named Mike Cohen and another loser named David W Johnson! These two are known as Dumb and dumber! They falsified a police report, covered up an accident and tried to cover up a felony crime. Safety Police covered up everything for them!
d-pants

West Salem, OH

#72 Jul 23, 2012
You're still innocent till proven guilty though. Innocent people get guns drawled on them,pepper sprayed, tasered, beaten into submission, handcuffed, and searched illegally (maybe the cops recklessly destroy their property in the process.).... but they're still innocent. Yea they still treat you with dignity.
churchy

Melrose Park, IL

#73 Aug 31, 2012
Joshua

Sunland, CA

#74 Aug 31, 2012
HOMME wrote:
MY FRIENDS AND I HAVE ALL BEEN VICTIMS OF THE TERRORIST POLICE DEP. OF LA & SB COUNTIES. MOST OF THESE PEOPLE WE KNEW IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THEY BE NOBODY'S AND THEN THEY COPS. MOST WERE EITHER THE UNSUCESSFUL JOKE, I MEAN JOCK, OR THE NOT SO SMART NERD. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU.
So you went to high school with most of the cops in LA and SB county? Really? At most you knew a couple, which doesn't come close the number of officers who work there. If I were to guess, I'd say you don't know what the hell your talking about, or you're just another mope who won't take responsibility for your problems.
POD

Saskatoon, Canada

#75 Mar 6, 2013
Lock wrote:
The first five posts are from the same moron trying to act like different people. The rest of the morons commenting here are obviously criminal pukes who are jealous of the heros who risk their lives every day so that they can be safe.
The number one reason a security police force should ever be in place is for safety. However they are degrading themselves as mindless scull bashers who obviously are subjects of their "higher authorities" deliberate brainwashing. Look at current global affairs involving this kind, instead of mainstream media. Sad and understandably unrespected.
Anton Chigurh

Kuwait, Kuwait

#76 Jun 19, 2013
hey, you left out the best part: they have teeny dicks.....
Two-sided

United States

#77 Jun 20, 2013
I have come across good cops and idiot cops. They are educated by books, however the younger ones lack common sense. I have seen officers that look like they just graduated high school and high-five each other when pulling someone over. I have seen woman officers drive around all day talking on their cell phone. I have also dealt with officers who were courteous and did their job properly. There are great officers out there that I am greatful for and some that I will treat them with the same crappy attitude they give me. Too bad there are no classes that teach common sense and courtesy.
guilty of colonge

Barberton, OH

#78 Dec 8, 2013
People who live in glass wrote:
<quoted text>
It was a different time that your grandfather served...It was less violent and there was a better pool to choose from. Almost all candidates today have drug background and it's difficult to hire somebody. I'd say you probably get one good candidate out of 100.
lies. You're just full of shit. Completely. The truth is back then we didn't have 5 cops beating and tasering a woman having an seizure to death. the truth is, you stupid pigs have more of a chance of a passing car killing you than the citizen you have pulled over being violent. Period. You lie. And imagine how nice some people might be if you treated them like they have god given rights protected by the constitution... insted of acting like you just found osama bin laden when is just someones mom.
YFN

Riverside, CA

#79 Dec 8, 2013
Kevin M wrote:
<quoted text>I'm a retired cop. 27 years of patrol, supervisory duties, and upper management. I'm curious what these rules of corruption are that you speak of. My department was a mid to large size department, and if these rules existed I would have caught wind of them after 27 years. You mentioned asking a retired cop how the feel, or felt about their job. Well ask away. I loved my job and miss it with every inch of my heart. I miss the people I was able to help, I miss my coworkers, and yes, I even miss the conspiracy theorists like you.
I'm also an LEO and yes there are corruption rules to follow not to mention the idea that law enforcement considers themselves THE ELITE and then to manipulate the average citizen and criminal to think they are part of the "BrotherHOOD". I'm not saying all LEOs are corrupt because they are many that work in LE that do it for the right reasons. If you are honest you would agree.
Bloomington Dad

Fontana, CA

#80 Dec 11, 2013
If we all served our community then these cops wouldn't really be a problem.
bill coop

UK

#81 Dec 15, 2013
UK police are riddled with freemason con-men that take part in planning scams.
The vast majority of UK cops hold no Ordinary-Level qualifications, and it all comes down to culture.
The only police I would ever bother talking to are those in San Francisco; and I do whenever possible just to remind myself that not all cops are, or need to be, idiot scumbags.
Albert

Long Beach, NY

#82 Apr 5, 2014
People who live in glass wrote:
The cracked windshield gets you off the road. If you can't afford to fix it, you cwertainly can't afford the gas or insurance (do you even have insurance?) You're a toad just like the rest of them!<quoted text>
The cracked windshield gives the police an excuse to steal someone's money.
Law enforcement is an overrated service.
A person is more likely to be battered, abused or killed by law enforcement than by criminals.
What do the police do that's so important, besides stay out and joy ride all day long, and sit on their butts in parked cars guzzling coffee and stuffing their faces like pigs
Also, many of them use their authority to give special treatment to certain groups of people like whites, females, the wealthy, etc.
Albert

Long Beach, NY

#83 Apr 5, 2014
People who live in glass wrote:
The cracked windshield gets you off the road. If you can't afford to fix it, you cwertainly can't afford the gas or insurance (do you even have insurance?) You're a toad just like the rest of them!<quoted text>
The cracked windshield just gives the police an excuse to steal someone's money.
A person is more likely to be battered, abused or killed by law enforcement than by criminals.
Law enforcement is an overrated service. Exactly what do the police do that's so important, besides stay out and joy ride all day long and sit on their butts and guzzle coffee and stuff their faces like pigs.
They're lazy selfish ego maniacs who like to throw their weight around and abuse innocent people.
Also, many of them use their authority to give special preferential treatment to certain groups of people like whites, females, the wealthy, etc.

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