I tend to think that good cops far outnumber bad cops. Now, they ALL, whether good or bad, abuse their power onto the population they pretend to defend. I have yet to meet a person that does not have a bad experience with the police. My top two (personal) are as follows:
1. One day, some friends of mine and me went to a restaurant in Newark, NJ. Dropped them off at the restaurant while I went to look for parking. Finally parked my car on the SE side of Independence Park, while the restaurant I was going to was located 7-8 blocks northwest. Since I'd wasted 15 minutes looking for a parking spot I figured that cutting through the park was the best idea. WRONG. I was literally ran over by a cop car for "questioning". Had me in the hands-on-the-hood stance for 5 minutes while they asked me all kinds of questions about robbing a car. Little did they know one of my friends was a corporate lawyer. To make a long story short, I was compensated (27k) for my troubles by the City of Newark, the precinct police chief apologized to me in person and the cops involved (verbally) reprimanded (or so I've heard). Took 4 years though.
2. On my way to Montreal with wife and 3-year old, we get pulled over by NY state patrol. Guy tagged me for 2 miles, literally bumper-to-bumper, until I went past the 20 mph/4 points/$200 fine baseline. While pulled over, now in Chatham county, guy walks over and rudely asks me roll down the window, all the way down, which I refuse to do because it was January and it was cold. This ginny cop (TJ Esposito for all those interested) puts the light on me and then on my kid, who was asleep. After about 20 seconds of me saying "what are you doing?" (he was clearly trying to wake up my kid,) he asks me "do you know why I pulled you over?," to which I answered with "nope" and "any reason you tagged me for about 2 miles? I really, really felt threatened by the way you were driving". Cop walks away and comes back with Da Ticket (sure enough, it was a triple whammy). As soon as he hands me the ticket he proceeds to tell me that I have a choice to appear in court or not. I tell him "oh yes I will, my car has a camera installed in the back". Sure enough, my wife and I took off from work, went to court, with our kid, and presented the evidence to the "judge". Guy took 5 seconds to dismiss the summons, primarily because the cop did not show up, but also because the judge saw this cop driving recklessly just to get the other 2 points out of me. Eventually I wrote a multitude of letters to all of this guy's neighbors detailing the actions of this knucklehead (didn't get specific because I didn't want to give myself away). That must've freaked him the fuck out.
Now, what's your story?
Hey slapper..Just lookin at your picture you look like a real dirtball and probably deserve to bitch slapped by the cops, or anybody.