Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West Des Moines, IA
I'm a cop and I find that officer pathetic. I'm used to seeing rants and raves about everything police do, even if it's necesary to protect their lives.
That tape was unconstitutional, and even if the guy found somthing out of pure chance ( not good police work) it wouldn't stand up in court.
Traffic stops, and the time it takes to investigate any crime relating to one, must be reasonable. Sitting on the side of the road that long waiting for a backup officer is rediculous, especially if you don't have a single charge or violation. Not to mention these guys couldn't look any further from drug traffickers.
And for the record, I have been stopped by a bad cop in Nebraska, driving through on a ski trip. I was given a ticket after I used several cuss words. I was even told by the officer he couldn't believe I was treating another officer like that. I responded by saying he was lieing and deserved everything I gave him.
I was angry a. because I was stopped for somthing made up, and b. it was the third year in a row we were stopped in omaha for total bs. It was a result of out of state plates.
ANYWAYS. My point is to be respectful to officers. I know of one I can think of that pushes the limit. That is out of over 50 guys I know well. We all work at places that have bad apple employees. At least when cops are bad, there's judges that step in and negate the action. A simple complaint is enough in most departments to start an internal investigation. Don't you wish you had that at you're work??
Anyways. I'm done venting.