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  •  Would you trust them with your life (2+ / 0-)
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    when one of their buddies is beating you senseless for no reason and they are standing there watching?

    •  Stop being absurd. (1+ / 0-)
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      Just Bob

      The ones I trust are not the ones that would do that.  QED.

      I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

      by trumpeter on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 04:08:55 PM PST

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      •  You're not answering the question. (1+ / 0-)
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        And you seem to be misinterpreting it.  It's not YOUR buddies who are beating you senseless in the scenario, its your buddy's fellow officer who is beating you senseless.  Do you trust your buddy to intervene on your behalf or do you expect he will, like every one cop we read about, stand aside and not intervene to stop his fellow officer from beating you senseless?

        And if you do believe he will intervene, why do you believe it, despite all the evidence to the contrary?

        •  There ARE good cops just as there are good (1+ / 0-)
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          people in any line of work. I don't think we should be unreasonable about such an innocent statement.

          Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

          by Just Bob on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 06:06:38 PM PST

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          •  And I don't trust ANY of them anymore (4+ / 0-)

            because they will not throw out the bad apples in their midst.

            This is one of my great Freedoms... to avoid all situations where police might be present. I also have to fully comply with their orders, even if I can't hear them, or understand them, or if they are blatantly illegal, the officer MUST be obeyed. If I don't act like a trained circus animal, I risk death by taser, choke hold or bullet.

            Some "free" society, more and more like fascism every day.

            "The road may be longer, but we travel it together." -- BHO

            by BusyinCA on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:18:53 PM PST

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        •  What we have here (0+ / 0-)

          is a failure to communicate.

          You appear to be coming from the stand that ALL cops are bad cops.  That there is no room at all in any police force anywhere for cops that are not bad or corrupt or humane.  

          I disagree.  I know cops that are not the brutes you make them out to be.  Just because you do not know them does not make them brutes.

          You also insist that cops will beat me senseless.

          That has never happened in my nearly 60 years on the planet.  Why should I expect it now?

          I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

          by trumpeter on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 04:02:00 PM PST

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          •  Do you think the young man in the post expected (0+ / 0-)

            it?

            Here's some news for you, most people in the emergency room tonight didn't expect to be there either.

            **Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does** h/t Clytemnestra/Victoria Jackson

            by glorificus on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 07:17:54 AM PST

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