Skip to comments.6 Reasons I Tell My Kids Not to Talk to Police(Uh, WHAT?)
Posted on 01/24/2016 6:46:26 AM PST by rktman
Let me say up front that I know this will be unpopular. But I can't help the uneasiness that I feel toward law enforcement lately...and I have some good reasons. Gone are the days of Officer Friendly, the neighborhood cop who knows everyone and is looking out for the community's best interest. It seems that lately, police officers end up terrorizing those they are supposed to be serving and protecting. Clearly, not all police are acting this way, but it sure seems the police state is ramping up. I have a high respect for police officers who respect the law. The rest of them, though...they scare me. Here are some reasons I don't want my kids talking to the police:
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It’s not condemning someone to know the law. Smart cops know the law too, and they respect citizens asserting their rights. Talking never helps your cause... ever. It’s just a fact.
Because of attitudes like that, I always go out, of my way, to show appreciation to the police officers, I see.
Maybe its from growing up in the South, and how Southern Hospitality was embedded in my core.
It’s a lot more than just a few.
One of the comments at the source says, “Cops reflect who we’ve become.” I agree.
I have told my family NOT to call Police under any circumstances. Their agenda no longer comports with my best interests. My son’s gf called them because they had a fight and he would not give her cell phone back until she calmed down. He was charged with Illegal Imprisonment and his right to possess a gun was taken for a domestic “violence” offense. The police and courts support themselves on monies from trials and they need to keep the gravy train rolling.
A couple of things, rather general; given the status of cops these days, I don’t blame them for being paranoid and in some cases are overreacting, you would too if you’re life was on the line and you’re stuck doing what ends up being a thankless, dangerous, litigious job. More importantly, as our society devolves more and more into an immoral and unethical cesspool, you’ll have more and more losers in all walks of life, including cops. And as the state steps in more and more to become the controlling agent (as opposed to a moral and ethical people exercising self-control and good judgement), it will get worse as power, at all levels, including the street level, becomes greater and more corrupting. It’s going to be a rough ride, put on your seat belts boys and girls.
Like the muzzies, they need to clean themselves up...purge the disgusting, power hungry, nazi-wannabes from their ranks.
Calling the cops these days results in a felony arrest or someone getting shot. Not every time, but this is the result far more than it should be.
The first thing a cop does if a superior wants to discuss possible misbehavior is tell the supervisor he will not meet without Ã union representative and a union lawyer.
Why why wouldn’t a private citizen do the same thing?
And, try to stay under the radar if you can.
To many examples to mention.
In a stop, I don’t answer questions from LEO without first asserting my 4th-A rights and, even then, while pointing to my “lawyer” (who is usually on the bill-board sign right above their heads...).
My standard response is, “Why, no officer. I have nothing to hide...why do you ask?”
I learned my lesson after the Lakeland, FL police (3 cops & two cars) came to my door looking for some ahole I never heard of who gave them a fake name and my address and skipped bail. I will never take that sh1t again. Get a warrant or get off my property. Not talking to them.
How damn stupid to they have to be to let some slimeball out on bail without verifying his identity or address? And then coming to my door and threatening me and calling me a liar repeatedly? Still pi$$es me off to think about it.
Top it off, the lead cop was a woman who apparently thought she needed a jockstrap.
My biggest problem with Law Enforcement in this country is that the attitude of the cops has gone from one of being a public servant to one of being the public’s master.
My kids know the game too. They are to shut up and call me. Kids can be easily coerced and lack of experience could land them in a mess, costing thousands of dollars to defend someone who is innocent. It may not be optimal, but there are a lot of over-zealous police and prosecutors out there. It is unfortunate, but this is what it has come to.
I suspect that this has less to do with the police than adults, like school administrators and teachers, who instead of disciplining children want them arrested and charged with crimes.
Police often seem to think that they *must* be responsive to such adults, so end up being the “bad guys” instead of telling the adults that they have the authority to discipline, so unless it is a serious crime, to not bother the police.
Another problem is the reckless insistence that police treat everyone equally. No, the rich and the poor do not have the same rules of behavior, nor do adults and children, so treating a misbehaving child like they were an adult who did the same thing is downright stupid.
This comes under the head of police good judgment.
Even children do not come under the same behavioral rules as other children. 16 year olds are not like 10 year olds who are not like 5 year olds. There are indeed many 16 year olds who are gentle and well behaved. But there are also some 5 year olds who show all the symptoms of being violent, out of control psychopaths.
Police *must* exercise good judgment, not just rely on the opinions of others.
Your form of response is called a "straw man" argument. Put words in her mouth that she actually didn't say, and then condemn her for that.
I about got fired from my job over a very similar situation. Some slimeball picked my name and address out of the phonebook and used it as his during a traffic stop. No license, SSAN, or DOB, but the cops used the ID anyway. When he didn’t show for the ticket, warrant issued for me.
My job entailed a security background check. Warrant popped up and I was called into the HR office to get fired over it. Had to hire a lawyer, at my expense, to sort it out.
But the calculus changes when I am the object of their attention. You are right on the money, "Talking never helps your cause... ever."
There is no problem that can’t be made 100 times worse by involving the government.
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