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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-23-07 03:37 PM
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177. Assholes
Reminds me of a "Dateline" type TV show I saw. It had a hidden camera segment of a 20yr old guy walking into different police stations requesting a complaint form.

Most of the desk sergeants wouldn't give him a form, saying, "that's not the way we do things..." Most demanded that he tell them right there who he was complaing about. Several told him firmly to leave.

One cop even went so far as to escort him out of the station, then continued to harass him, forcing him to walk about a block away. At one point he began to draw his weapon simply because the kid was standing up to him and telling him politely that he was now on public property and not required to move.

There's something in some cops' psyche that overeacts when they are not immediately obeyed.
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