Well, they got what they asked for. Maybe they should try acting nicer toward the public.
Oh, I forgot to say why the cops thought I was awol in my previous post. They thought I was awol because my hair was short. This was in 1970 or 1971 and I had a bur haircut. Happened in New Orleans.
All too often, cops are nothing but bullies with badges and guns.
Cops "reaching out" is almost always a bad thing in my experience. I know there must be some good cops but how can you sort them out? I think a lot of bullies join the police force so they can more effectively engage in their favorite pastime...bullying. One example: I was held in jail all afternoon for being awol and have never been in the military. My draft card was 3A. I explained to the cops that 3A's were never drafted because they have a child. 3A's were draft exempt (Vietnam era). The cops didn't believe me and they didn't bother to check. When they finally released me one of the cops told me I "was lucky". I have many more examples.
Waytago NYPD, you just had all 30,000 plus officers pull their service arms out and blow their collective foot off. Think before you act will ya?
Imagine a great big target painted on your back.Imagine being the least welcome person in the area pretty much all of the time.!!Except!! when there is crisis or danger or both. Imagine being the one who is expected to confront the danger or crisis.And once over, imagine being instantly unwelcome all over again. And then, consider the life of a police officer and why it is that they may be just a little bit cautious when dealing with crisis or danger. And why perhaps they may use force, and quickly, to diffuse that crisis or danger.
I have been there, done that. You defeat the purpose of serve and defend. The police have dangerous job, but if you forget your purpose you easily loose sight and take it out on everyone. You can't take, quit, find a nice safe job that doesn't cost some civilian his or her life.
Where I live you never know how you are going to treated by the cops, one time you may treated well and with respect the next you can be dragged from your car thrown to the ground and beaten for resisting. I sometimes think they recruit all the high school bullies straight out of school.
I actually dont see one example of brutality in those pictures. Some people getting arrested, some people resisting arrest and getting dealt with accordingly. 99% of the time, the person getting arrested dictates the actions of the police and any force used. 99% of all arrests are conducted without incident, but the media doesn't want people to hear that, because it's not interesting. The police ARE allowed to use force, ARE allowed to punch people and ARE allowed to shoot people who threaten them or others with bodily harm, yet absolutely every use of force seems to be labeled brutality by those who are ignorant of the law.
I had a similar experience with I was trying to get a refund from the Post office for a mistake they made. However, the supervisor refuse to help and stated they don't issue refunds per their policy....which in fact is incorrect. But it was her loud and indifferent attitude that was hostile toward the problem that mad it worse, at which point I requested her manager. The package was sent by Priority Mail to a music dealer of mine. Instead of the carrier leaving a Pink slip notifying the shop of the package to pick up, they marked it "undeliverable as addressed," and returned it back to our shop without notice...and there was nothing at all wrong with the address.I whole ordeal lasted 45 minutes to resolve, I was calm the whole time; not arguing or being loud, and someone at the post office took it upon themselves to call the police to have me removed. While the manager finally called their consumer affairs office, and while I was still waiting the two militarized, heavily armed police in all black riot gear showed up hopped up on roids, but a worker their took them to the P.O. boxes and told them something, and they then left. Then the manager came back with a form to fill out and issued my refund.
all in a days work............ good job