Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite
Here's the deal... You're essentially condoning her action... I haven't said a peep about what the officer did... It's obvious what he did was wrong... You and Sharrow seem oblivious that she assaulted a police officer first...
No. No i'm not. Kicking at the officers leg was stupid. It was wrong. What I'm trying to get across is there is a different between stupid and reprehensible. There are degrees of wrong, and what he did was so many degrees of magnitude worse than what she did, that it makes since to focus on the abject evil action at the expense of condemning the petty and stupid.
Originally Posted by PlumberKhan
When you have cuffs put on you...it's game over. Stop acting like a piece of crap and sit there and just accept the fact that your stupid a** got yourself arrested. I've tested cops patience before and got "knocked around" for it.......it was my own damn fault.
Now...I'm not condoning what he did. He should have shown the restraint that he was trained to show. But who's the "POS"? Him or the fat slut who got too drunk at some trash casino? Yeah...it was the guy who HAD a decent job dealing with a**holes and not the ignorant dumba** who was gambling away her kids foodstamps?
This is exactly the reason I've focused on the cops action. PlumberKhan and others seems to think that a women getting arrested and kicking a cop in the leg is as bad or worse than an officer, someone we trust to protect us and diffuse violent situations - hauling off and booting a helpless woman across the face. Apparently if she is poor, fat, drunk and/or gambling it's reasonable for her frustrated, poorly executed, barely effective kick to the leg to be answered by a full blown, pull your leg back and let it fly, kick across her face.
If it helps you sleep better at night Khan, yeah. I believe you should be respectful, and compliant when dealing with a law enforcement officer. I believe you should treat them with respect regardless of whether or not you feel you've done anything wrong, as they have a job to do, which is at times very difficult, and mistakes will be made.
What i should never have to expect, is that law enforcement officers who have failed to show constraint, even at the most basic threshold of human decency, will have even the faintest possibility of keeping continuing to disgrace the shield he wears, and endanger the people he is paid to protect. Cops are people. There are bad, evil, morally destitute cops just there are like there are bad, evil doctors, accountants, and lawyers. That doesn't mean all cops are bad, but when you start fostering a mentality in which Police Officers, or firemen, or soldiers, are given a pass when they perform cruel and horrible acts against the citizens they are supposed to protect and serve, you encourage and justify the sense of mistrust many already feel towards them.
This "man", who kicked a defenseless woman across the face, and disgraced his profession has put police officers in danger more than any legislation about guns proliferation or rights possibly could. The only way to minimize that kind of damage is to prosecute this piece of ****, and others like him to the fullest extent of the law, and make damn sure the public understands this sort of thing is unacceptable.
So yea... i'm focused on the cop. Sorry.