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Old 7 June 2018, 09:45
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Having quite literally smoked thousands of pounds of marijuana and done a whole lot of cocaine in my career, I am not unaware that the lady in the mini-van is also a potential criminal. I was speaking in generalities for the sake of making a point.
Bro, WTF?
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Old 7 June 2018, 17:29
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Police have been doing that since there were Police. I've certainly done it...

...I think the difference is that back in the day people trusted the Police to know which heads needed to be cracked, and which didn't. That trust is almost non-existent today, and it is mostly the fault of LE. Some of it is political fault caving to PC pressure, some of it is the fault of bad internal policy and promoting the wrong people, and some of it is the fault of LEO's not self-policing their own.
Yes. Part of the problem, as I saw it, was newer, college educated youts entering the LEO career field, and letting the power go to their heads, and not being able to differentiate between the heads that needed cracked, and those of the soccer moms of the world. Just wanting to crack everyone's head, just because they were given a badge...

Lack of what we used to call "common sense" abounds too. The "book" followers, where experience is ignored in favor of the "I know better" attitude the newer generations have. Couple that with a lack of respect for experience, and a "I don't care how you do it..." attitude, and you have new LEOs that don't learn from experience, and don't care about yours. They stumble along, hopefully not getting anyone else injured or killed, stepping on everyone's toes, until they are promoted, in order to get them off the streets into a position where hopefully, they will do the least damage.
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Old 8 June 2018, 11:10
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Bro, WTF?
Ha ha. I read your edit before I saw his post and thought "damn, I didn't know Sharky was cool"

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