Personal attack? How about playful jab?
Yes, do you need help with understanding what constitutes a personal attack? It is the act of insulting someone's character. It was completely unprovoked on your part and completely uncalled for. Plus you need to work on your communication skills if you feel that was supposed to come off as a playful jab.
I thought you had thicker skin than that
Oh, please. Because I pointed out that you personally attacked me for absolutely no reason I now have thin skin? My concern in this case was not for my feelings, but rather for the tone the discussion will take when one person sees fit to personally attack another because they don't share that person's opinion.
Is it? Teachers, doctors, lawyers, air traffic controlers, clergy, mailmen... which line of work would you say it would be ok for people to abuse their position? I think it's a perfectly valid comparison.
Do those people stick innocent people in a dirty, crowded jail cells with lowlifes, drug addicts, murderers, thieves etc just because they can and cause them to have to spend thousands of dollars in bail and legal fees just to clear their name? Do they arrest people and then treat them like crap without even knowing if they have a guilty person on their hands, stick them in the back of a squad car in the middle of a summer night, windows closed, sweating, with pepper spray on their face, with handcuffs that are on way too tight and cause bruising on their wrists? Talk to them like dogs?
You're kidding yourself if you want to compare a cop, a person of authority who has it in their power to apprehend you and potentially ruin the rest of your life whether you deserve it or not, just because they have a badge, to those others. It is not the same thing.
Sure, those professions can abuse their "power" in different ways, but in the end they probably do it less frequently and are eventually held accountable if caught.
Who catches a cop for the daily crap they pull on citizens? Our justice system is supposed to consider you innocent until proven guilty, but cops treat people as guilty.
Who is holding police accountable when they arrest the wrong person, treat them roughly and add crap to the arrest report just to make it more expensive for this person to exit out of jail? Are the police reimbursing the bond and legal feels of a person who is innocent?
The answer is no.
As I have reasons for taking the stand that I do, which you perhaps did not consider either.
Where is this coming from? I'm not the one that personally attacked you and took umbrage with your point of view without first asking where your point of view stems from. You'll have to look in the mirror to see that guy.
The moral to the story is that we need to let the facts unfold before passing judgment
And we (you) need to understand where the other person is coming from before personally attacking them and dismissing their point of view.