Some guy walked up to me when I was waiting for a bus a few weeks ago, all hood and shit, asked me "you think cops are the biggest groups of criminals?"
Now, it was pretty obvious where he stood on the issue, just coming out of the blue, totally random, asking me a question like that. In my mind, I just don't get why a few instances of some bs cop moves, and far fewer when given some context, leads to a culture of anti-cop shit. Granted, my experience has been limited, and I don't try to base the larger context just on my experience. I got pulled over for "driving suspiciously" at 3am, and the guy let me off when he realized what was up. Another guy pulled me over for goin 15 over. Should have gotten a ticket. I was polite despite my impending doom, but my record was clean, and I was lucky as fuck, and he just told me to drive safe and slow. Most cops I see are just doing their jobs. They fill their quotas: big fucking deal. Most of the time they just nab people for speeding, who are legitimately speeding, who would otherwise get off earlier in the month. big deal.
Most police are just people as any other profession. Husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, etc etc. Just doing their job. And it's a tough fucking job, and it can't be any easier with an anti-police culture that demonizes police, and hell, goes after police given the opportunity. Nothing like a cloud of fuck you riding around you at any possible time, especially in the larger metro areas.
Some go over the line. And they are usually condemned for it, just as in any arena of work or social life. Considering how many normal things police do (traffic stops, patrol, responding, accidents, blah blah) and the good things they do, they get a pretty bad rap, and the normal and good gets lost. Funny how a bunch of kids on NS get all fucking bitter because they can't realize they're acting like little dumb shit douchebags (most of the time), especially when it comes to urban shit. I've been told to leave doin urban after hours of setup, and I complied and cleaned up and left. It's their job. Get over it.
Back to the guy at the stop: I told him I don't think they are the biggest group of criminals. At all. It was pretty obvious to see why he probably had some run ins with the law (he later revealed in his rant something like six arrests). I was some random college kid he approached and asked a question. When I answered in a way he didn't like, he went fucking ape shit (eventually he kept calling me a racist and part of the problem which was odd) . Can't imagine what it would be like if he got approached by a cop for whatever reason. He musta gone fuckin ballistic.