such a touchy subject for me..... course ive grown up on the side of law enforcment with my father being a chicago policeman, and several "uncles" who i grew up with that were my dads partners and such. add in a cousin and another cousins ex husband, plus many of the guys i grew up hunting with, and while working at the bowling ally all our security were off duty chicago policemen. i know how cops think, act and respond. basically listen, dont mouth off and dont do anything in a threatening manor and 99% of the time you will not have a problem. i leave that 1% for the people who should not have a badge and gun.... they are out there.
that said, police now are getting handcuffed themselves from doing their jobs. atleast here in chicago since crime is so high, that small misdomeaner stuff is getting dismissed automatically, and anyone making a claim against a policeman is just paid off instanly for like $5k cuz its cheaper to do that then to accually research it and find out if its a BS claim or not.... and then that sticks on the officers record! i had a friend who worked in one of the worst neighborhoods in chicago.... he gotshipped off to another area and put on a probation cuz he hit some magical number of 10 CR's (complaints registered) against him. forget that he had 300+ arrests and convictions of hardcore gang bangers ranging from assault and battery to class X felony drug charges and homocides..... but 10 of them complained he was too rough... and now hes taken out of that area where he is doing what he can to clean it up, cuz some politition decided that all cops were bad after a high profile bad cop surfaced (Anthony Abbate was a POS who beat up a female bartender for cutting him off, turns out the cops who worked with him even hated him).
i could go on and on... but no i dont think they should, cuz there are too many stupid people out there who think police should never lay a hand on anyone no matter what.... well im sorry... if you fight or resist.. you NEED to get your ass beat.... i will never get my ass beat by a cop, cuz i know to follow directions. if your truly innocent, then just listen, follow instructions and things will more then likley work out for you... will you maybe be inconvenienced for a little bit? possibly.... is that worth getting your ass kicked for tho?
i was accually pretty impressed with something my dad told me, he said you never mess with the working man who made a mistake.... now growing up of all the things my dad told me never to do... drugs were the one thing i was deathly afraid of.. not for doing them.. but him finding out. was the reason in the beginning why i never smoked weed (retard "friends" took the desire for me to try it even). hearing him talk about someone else who would bust anyone with anyting at all, and to hear my dad say "you mess with dealers and shat heads... thats (name not givin) problem... he will stop a guy who works 60 hours a week with a family who has a dime bag on him, and throw him up against the wall, and thats BS... guys like that you give them a talking too, put some fear in them about thier mistake, throw the s^&t in a sewer and send them home.... you dont take them in..." and most cops i know share the same mentality. if they had cameras showing every little thing they did... they couldnt do this anymore... cuz what if 1 of 20 guys they let off did something horrible.... and they have them on camera letting them off.... the backlash would be horrendeous!
think of anytime you got caught doing something stupid and a cop caught you but let you go.... this could never happen again cuz that off chance they let someone off and he ends up doing something bad, and theres video of them giving them a pass......
incredibly long post i know... TLDNR version: no the cameras suck, if you dont wanna get your ass kicked by the cops, dont be a moron!
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R.I.P. Evan Tanner, you will be missed....