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  •  I've found that cops are dicks the world over (2+ / 0-)
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    mrkvica, elwior

    So it's not just the NYPD. It has to do with the sort of person who chooses to become a cop, the training and instructions they get, the pressures and stress they experience, and peer pressure to look macho and tough. So they end up adopting a siege mentality towards civilians that holds them in contempt even if they've done nothing wrong. Otherwise, they'd have to face up to the fact that they're no better than them and are supposed to protect them, not bully them. I realize that not all cops are like this, but enough are.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Wed May 01, 2013 at 06:38:55 PM PDT

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