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Reply #115: Nope. The police have always been courteous and patient, even when I heaped verbal abuse on them. [View All]

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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-25-09 09:33 AM
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115. Nope. The police have always been courteous and patient, even when I heaped verbal abuse on them.
But then, most of my interactions have been with NYC cops who are - when there are guns or dangerous shit happening - pretty patient and tolerant of a lot more than cops in other areas would tolerate.

The only two negatives have been getting stopped for having a headlight out, the cop began with, "Do you know why I'm stopping you?" like an arrogant prick, and another time I got $5 of gas and drove away without paying (accidentally) and the cop that stopped me kept asking me stupid shit questions, like, "Why didn't you pay? What are you doing?" and blah blah blah and I finally convinced him I forgot so he let me go back and pay, which I did, and apologized to the station clerk and he said, "We figured you just forgot - anyone stealing gas would have filled up. No one steals $5 worth" and laughed it off.

But then, I've also not ever done shady shit or been in places where cops might feel the need to threaten or abuse me, and I've always been very polite with them (except the few times I heaped abuse on them, but that was in NYC, and I never said anything personal, just ranted about their lack of action on certain matters of importance to me). I sometimes wonder if I should send a letter of apology to that particular police station.
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