Unpopular opinion. Just because someone wears a uniform doesn't automatically mean they deserve respect, and does NOT give them the right to be arrogant snotty pricks to people.
@ThePandaPool , most of them time I see this with someone in the military. I have a lot of respect for those who have served but not people who go around intentionally being a douche about it and throwing it in everyone's face like they're better than you. May be a little off topic but people who go into those field should do so because they want to make the world a better place, not because they want praise.
@ThePandaPool , I dont think thats an unpopular opinion. Nobody should be a prick. That being said, its good to know when someone deserves respect, and if you go into public service as a first responder or military service those are among those who deserve it. I believe Its what they do that determines how much respect to give. If they are shjtty pricks then they dont deserve anything, but your average cop does.
@Dolorous Fvcking Edd, I just run into cops that are getting paid on the side to work public events, and if you so much as ask them a question, they bite your head off. I wish I could say that it wasnt the majority, but they act like that more often then not.
@ThePandaPool , I think youve just been unlucky. 90% of cops ive run into or talk to are nice/decent guys. Ive got a few cop friends as well. Also if a cop is working a public event they are probably security, not the tour guide (unless its a community event where they are there AS cops, not a side job). Just saying any question related to the event, they probably cant answer.
But yeah I get it, there are bad people in every profession and power tends to corrupt . I wish it wasnt that way
@ThePandaPool , i mean i disagree with the first part. Why do you think its productive to be an assehole to the guy with the pistol?
@BlazingBowman, I said nothing about being an asshole, and I think you're confusing respect with fear if you put it that way.
@Dolorous Fvcking Edd, it may just be bad luck in my case, or could just be that I live in ny...
@ThePandaPool , i consider respect and politeness one in the same. Also its just idiotic to be confrontational with cops. Its prolly a little bit of both though. You dont seem to like them very much that attitude may show through and maybe you live in a area with a high crime rate with only a small pool of law enforcment. Like chicago.
@BlazingBowman, sorry dude but you're putting the wrong assumptions in to come to the conclusion you want. I am respectful, and always give people a chance, but I dont have much tolerance for shjtty attitudes. I have never in my life been arrested, and I am not using any interactions like getting a speeding ticket when I state my gripes. I am far enough upstate where the ratio is not bad for the police. Too many times I have or listened to people get nasty responses from officers for asking for directions or other basic questions. And I know it's just semantics, but I find a big difference between respect and politeness.
@ThePandaPool , what kind of nasty responses if i dare ask?
@BlazingBowman, most recently it was someone had overlooked a small sign and the officer had an aweful tone to him and gave him the whole " what, you cant look at the sign?" Meanwhe it was pretty crowded and the kind of area where it's easy to overlook that kind of thing. It's all too common from what I've seen.
@ThePandaPool , aaaaand?
@BlazingBowman, Sea lions are cool animals, don't you think?
@ThePandaPool , If there's one thing I learned from my scumbag of a father, it's that nobody is entitled to respect. If I don't know them, I'll be polite, but no matter who they are or what position they hold, they won't have my respect - or lack thereof - until I've gathered enough information to make my own judgement.
@ThePandaPool , my take is that certain positions are positions of respect. Respecting the job, role, or position does not mean respect for the person in that job, role, or position. That certainly must be earned.
@ThePandaPool , as a cop of 11 years, you're reading them wrong if that is what you think. Yes, a few cops are ass holes. But there are a number of reasons that behavior comes out in officers. Because we are human too.
@RogueKnight, I'm honestly thinking it's a local culture essentially. Depending on the town you're in around me you can mostly predict how you'd be treated by the local police, the Sheriff's tend to be very respectful and professional, and unfortunately the troopers seem to be the worst with like a 50/50 chance that they'll just be a dick for no reason.
also, if someone is an officer, you should be expected to act better and "we have our reasons for being assholes" is a shjtty excuse.
@BlazingBowman, no "aaand" we're talking about arrogance and respect, and that is a disrespectful arrogant response. Or do you think they can treat people how they please as long as they dont beat them with a nightstick?
@ThePandaPool , i guess its a little disrespectful but its such a small slight im surprised you even remembered it. I would've forgotten it in ten minutes.
That be nice if we could see that more often
Anybody: *records police officer*
Cops: “Please tell me your name and where you would like to be shot”
@whatthefrank, I love when people are like “I got you on camera” and we just point to the cameras stuck to our heads and be like “yeah me too”
To protect and serve
Not to harass and douche
Now see, I think the belief that cops should be more upstanding than the average man to be stupid and part of why society is the way it is. Cops are human. Same flaws and imperfections as the next guy.
Personally, I think people should act they way they want their cops to behave. So many problems in society would diminish significantly if people acted that way. There is no reason the "average" person can't act at that standard.
As far as my dealings with police officers polite is a word id use to describe them. People tend to fees off the vibes youre putting out. If you get alot of a$$hole cops then guess what youre acting like?