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Yes, I hate cops! No, they're not all like that.
Debate Score:61
Arguments:33
Total Votes:69
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Are police officers, by default, power-crazed assholes?

It's 3:30am and I just returned from a failed attempt to toilet paper my high school before the first day of school, a tradition that the seniors have accomplished every year. What stopped us? Police out in full force, like they'd never been before. And these cops were mean. Shouting things like, "We're going to fucking kill you!", tackling a running girl to the ground, letting us all off but giving my friend a ticket for expired inspection. It was absurd.

So. Are all cops power-crazed assholes, or only the ones in my area?

Yes, I hate cops!

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No, they're not all like that.

Side Score: 15
5 points

Police aren't real police anymore. Most of the time they're chasing statistics. Not all, but most. They hide behind guidelines and rules to prevent themselves from helping the community the way they used to. You look at the older generation and see how much trust and respect they have for police officers and see the difference people feel towards them now. They're out there to bust your b*lls. Thats all they do these days. (I'm talking about the MET)

4 years ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
4 points

I used to like them until they start writing me traffic tickets for going 9 miles over the speed limit on a HWY out in the middle of nowhere and tell me that he is sorry that he has to write me a ticket because the economy is bad and their department is hurting for revenue. That's just dandy my tax dollars hard at work. Go out and find the real bad guys, Cops are a drain and a waste of tax payers money. They don't fight crime they are never there when it happens anyway, it's usually the detectives afterwords that make the biggest impact. Remember it's a form of business for each lame ass ticket they write that department receives 60% of the total fine. Just follow the money.

4 years ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!

I can't stand them...they are such assholes. You simply cannot reason with them because they don't hear you to begin with. They think they're right and there's nothing else to be said but I've got news for them. They're not the end all and be all of everything. They're simply a piece of flea dung on a horse's ass.

4 years ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
4 points

I've always liked cops and considered them friendly until I had an accident. I hit a parked truck on a dark road. I was just driving regularly and hit smack into it because cars dont usually park on that side of the busy street. Anyway I had just had a beer at a friends house and was on my way home a few blocks away when it happened. I had chemotherapy the next day and had already had breast cancer two years prior to the ovarian cancer I was just diagnosed with so I went to have one drink with my friend for comfort. I had to do the field sobriety test twice and when I passed them the police got mad and did a breathlizer on me. I failed it because they did it really quick so the alcohol would be fresh on my breath. I was thrown in jail and without my wig so I was completely bald and by the way I am a female so that is why I hate police. They have no hearts!!!!!!

3 years ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
4 points

Yes, the rank and file for the most part are flaming assholes. They all want to be the f@@king hero, no matter what. They don't treat the public that they serve with any respect yet have the nerve to demand it. They hold NO respect for the laws that they are supposedly sworn to uphold and by and large think they are above all laws, having NO problem breaking them to further the hero mentality. When caught they will lie to save face; I have yet to meet one that is decent enough to be labeled a human being.

3 years ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
4 points

ALL cops have a "them and us" attitude toward the private citizen. ALL COPS think everybody is a liar, a druggie,an alcoholic, a thief,etc., hell, they hate their own mothers ! Cops have the highest divorce rate, the highest suicide rate,and the very highest cases of being mentally institutionalized compared to normal people. THANK GOD FOR THEIR HIGH SUICIDE RATE !!!!

2 years ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!

Every experience I've had with police officers, I've had an argument with them. I can't speak to them without arguing, because as an adolescent, I can't help but to feel that everything they say and do is inherently wrong and is encroaching on my freedom and good times.

Although the cops have always let me off, especially at times when they really shouldn't have. Thanks, po!

4 years ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!

So did you guys take pictures? If you did you could post them on the fail site ;)

4 years ago | Side: No, they're not all like that.

Hahahahah. No, I decided not to bring my $700 Canon into the woods. It was probably a good decision.

4 years ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
Bohemian(3464) Disputed
1 point

Well, the fact that you break the law, argue with Police officers and still manage to get away without any repercussions, says a lot. Of course they're not going to be real nice, especially when you're making their job a lot more difficult than it has to be.

It sounds to me you're just a young kid who doesn't appreciate the things people do for you.

3 years ago | Side: No, they're not all like that.
ThePyg(6743) Disputed
0 points

WTF are you bitching about, exactly?

1. You are a vandal and are breaking the law and it is their job to uphold the law. You're fucking with their job. If you were a janitor and you just cleaned up the bathroom and some dickhead comes in and throws shit at the walls, you're going to be pretty pissed.

2. THEY LET YOU GO!

4 years ago | Side: No, they're not all like that.
josh1031(2) Disputed
2 points

Hmm a nazi siding with the power hungry police, later on your probably going to say the halocaust was a good thing. Kill yourself. My whole family is jewish you piece of shit.

302 days ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
1 point

Kids do this every year. It isn't harmful, it isn't dangerous, and every year the students help clean it up the next day.

4 years ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
2 points

Yes, I just got a careless driving ticket yesterday because I cut through a tiny 7-11 parking lot to get around some a-hole driving 10 mils an hour & then I flipped the guy off. Well an off duty chief of police (asshole) I guess saw me do that & followed me all over town like a crazy jerk in an unmarked SUV, so I had no idea it was a cop & I was trying really hard to get away from him. Finally about 2 miles later, when he finally turned his lights on to reveal he was a cop I had driven all over town & was on the freeway by then. Then the jerk told me he was going to arrest me & tow my car.... well sorry asshole you can't arrest someone for careless driving only reckless driving which I didn't do either of. Fucking jerk! I HATE cops. thanks for the ticket asshole I'll be writing a letter explaining my situation, because I chose to never look at your old face ever again. :)

2 years ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
2 points

Of course the purpose of government is to protect property and in theory the police, the coercive arm of the government, enforces those laws. When cops perform their duty faithfully that is fine. The problem is when the police overstep their authority there are seldom any repercussions. Nobody wants to rat out a cop for fear of retaliation. And in a court of law, the judge and jury tend to side with the police. Cops know this and they exploit it. I have seen cops lie, cheat, steal, and even beat their helpless victims. And yet they seem to hold themselves above everyone else. They are just thugs with badges.

1 year ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
2 points

there is no such thing as an honest cop anymore. I was in an accident a few days ago and while i was driving along i put my right turn signal on to pull into a driveway a guy not paying attention didn't realize i was turning and swerved to the right over a tree lawn to avoid hitting me but the guy ended up T-boning my car and pushing me into the front lawn of the house next door. I called the cops around 5:30 they didn't show up until 6:45. When the cop showed up he asked what happened here while looking at both me and the person who hit me. I started to explain what happened, then the cop snapped "I wasn't talking to you" and listened to the other guy say I sideswiped him. After the other guy finished saying his side the cop went into his car and started filling out reports after taking my license and insurance card as well as the other guys. after standing in the cold waiting for the cop both me and the other guy went to our own cars to warm up and I needed to comfort my girlfriend who was crying in my car. After awhile the cop came to my car handed me my license and insurance card and said the accident was my fault without allowing me to say my side of the story. I tried to point out the damage on my car is to extensive for a sideswipe to be possible and the tire tracks proving that i was hit and not the other way around. Instead of bothering to look at any of what I just pointed out he shined his mag-light in my face and snapped "I've been doing this for twenty two years. I've been doing this longer than you've been alive so don't tell me how to do my job" and sat back in his squad car. Now because of this cop my insurance is skyrocketing my car is destroyed and i cant afford to fix it. I could fight it in court but its my word against a police report so there's nothing i can do.

1 year ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
2 points

Small town cops in particular tend to be an especially potent breed of ass hole. I've been searched 3 times without probable cause, and just today i returned to my car parked on the street with more change for the meter, I know for fact it had not yet expired because id been watching the clock rather closely. There was a cop standing there waiting for it to run out, he already had the ticket typed up and was just waiting to print it. he saw me coming with change in hand and printed it anyway the second my time ran out and handed it to me with a smirk.

Bottom line, I've never met a cop who wasn't a complete douche.

1 year ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
1 point

Cops are totally ignorant bastards. they charges me with an aggravated assault with a firearm which I did not do.I fired a gun with dum dum bullet into the air to get a truck drivers attention at a 110 feet away. that is no crime and the asshole po,lice charged me with assault with a firearm .now after paying a 5,000 bond and 5,000 to a lawyer they want to plea bargain and want me to plead guilty to a aggravated assault without a fire arm. are these people sick or what .I did not assault anyone threaten anyone and want me to plead guilty of a crime I did not commit.a real criminal gets away murder and they want to put me in jail for firing a gun with blanks. the Deltona cops are assholes and every time from now on when a pig,cop gets killed my flag will be at full staff for the person who did a kind deed for the public

176 days ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
0 points

IM SO SORRY DO NOT BAN ME DEAR MODERATORS I WOULD NOT BE TYPING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS RIGHT NOW BUT MY COMPUTER HAS CAP LOCKS TURNED ON AND I CANT FIGURE OUT HOW TO TURN IT OFF LOL DAMN TECHNOLOGY THESE DAYS ANYWAYS I HIGHLY RESPECT THE POLICE AND ALL THEY DO FOR THIS COUNTRY.

2 years ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
0 points

I was changing a flat tire but didnt have a wrench so a cop pulls over while trying to call a friend for some help when the cop comes. I ask him if he has a wrench and his responce was "I dont think I have one". Even though almost all cars have one in case of a flat.

8 days ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!

No. I used to be a Police Cadet ( kind of like Boy Scouts, except you focus on Law Enforcement rather than Hiking, Camping etc ) and I got to know A LOT of cops. There was ONE cop out of 22 in the station ( according to my analysis ) who was truly a power hungry dick. The rest of them just wanted to get their shift over with and safely return home to their families.

I think the 1 of 22 kind of magnifies the problem. The poster child, if you will. I mean... a bad cop attracts more attention than a good cop, or even a dead cop:(

( just kidding about the dead cop thing, might be a good debate though! probably not, once I think about it ;)

4 years ago | Side: No, they're not all like that.
2 points

cops aren't the smartest people on earth, so as long as you can avoid them you should do fine!

4 years ago | Side: No, they're not all like that.
2 points

cops are trained to be assholes they have no choice they tell us wee are aloud to brake the law and no one will say anything so you are all fuck you have no rights and there is nothing you can do about it hahahahahah well I will go give my next tik just because I can just pay it

oklol

1 year ago | Side: No, they're not all like that.

No, I know some cops that don't yell, lose their temper, tackle people to the ground and give tickets. I know cops that shoot you first then in a nice calm quiet voice they ask you what you were thinking. No big confrontational drama, nothing. ;)

4 years ago | Side: No, they're not all like that.
1 point

From your description, you're being very unfair. You and your friends were going to vandalize a building and it is their job to stop vandals.

I work with cops and it's not their job to reason with suspects; it's their job to get answers. Trust me, cops don't get answers by being passive aggressive pussies. Sure, if you're innocent they're gonna seem like pricks, but if they're all nice and calm and it they're dealing with a scum bag, that scum bag is going to walk all over them and lie their ass off. But if a cop is assertive and acts like he's the shit, scum bags usually give in much easier.

If cops weren't the authoritative "assholes" that you see them as, the streets would be a much more dangerous, fucked up place.

4 years ago | Side: No, they're not all like that.
josh1031(2) Disputed
1 point

Says the guy with a swastica as his avatar, seriously everything you say does not count on here or anywhere you fucking anti-semite racist prick. You have no right to even exist if you are a hitler supporter.

302 days ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
Solomonsston(40) Clarified
1 point

Regardless of the avatar. Your words only show ignorance. Here is some history: The swastika was NOT only used by Hitler in fact many cultures believe it to be a good luck symbol. even in Jewish history it is there! in Parashat Eliezer. Now you say your a Jew. Do us a favor and do NOT open an ignorant mouth, to satisfy and personal urge you feel towards a symbol! Because that is no different then what Adolf did to the Jewsh people, our people.

I am Jewish!

Furthermore if its anything we (you me and every Jew out there) should know by now, is to not allow an image, to sway your judgment! How is it any different the Hitler?!?

country's that used it before and after the world war (1 and 2)

Finland,Ireland,North America,South Asia,East Asia,Central Asia,Denmark and Europe

religions

Buddhism,Hinduism and Jainism

I only care to reply to your comment ONLY cuz you say you are a jew. It is a responsibility to look out for one another. Blind hatred only ends in despair. You can not change the past but learn from it.

302 days ago | Side: Yes, I hate cops!
ThePyg(6743) Disputed
1 point

I don't support Hitler.

And this argument is from 5 years ago, so I don't even agree with my views within the argument. Regardless, I've never been a supporter of Nazism.

You're merely reacting emotionally to a symbol that you know little about.

How sad.

302 days ago | Side: No, they're not all like that.

its unfair to say that they all are like that. If an officer does wrong then yes its wrong, but what about the ones that do there job? being an officer means to protect its citizens. So why not praise the normal ones?

its easy to say superman is a bad guy when he kills someone, but what about his friends? are they bad?

just think for a moment. Would it be better or worse with out them?

302 days ago | Side: No, they're not all like that.


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