I have a negative opinion about cops because of how I have seen them act towards me and other law abiding citizens the majority of the time, not because of any stereotypes or stories. I never said ALL cops are bad, so I would appreciate it if you don't put words in my mouth or make assumptions about how I formalized my opinions. You haven't been in my shoes so it isn't your place to tell me why I think the way I think. That's absolutely ridiculous on your part.
You did state the "majority of cops are" so you might as well have. No i haven't been in your shoes but i've seen plenty of good cops injured trying to help others just to be treated like crap. So it bothers me when i hear people constantly bash law enforcement. But you're right i worded that poorly. So i'll apologize if i offended you.
The majority of cops dont get in the paper because there doing there job well and fairly.
This is a huge assumption on your part.
Cops don't get in the paper for treating people like crap during traffic stops or for taking red lights because they have lights on their cars, so there's a big hole in your argument.[/quote]
Why would they for that? People treat people like crap in all kinds of jobs. How many times have you been to a store and had a rude employee try to help you. I've never been treated with attitude by law enforcement personally.
As for the whole red light thing yea it happens but being a volunteer firefighter myself sometimes it looks way worse than it is. Every now and than i'll be at a redlight get a call from dispatch and than a few seconds later it gets cancelled. Which makes it look like you just blew the light when in reality your call just got cancelled. Obviously that's not always the case but I'm just trying to throw that out there because i've only see a cop blow a light like that once in my life. And i've had the above situation happen to me more times than i can count.