Comments on: Do Americans trust their cops to be fair and just? New poll contains surprises. http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/15/one-third-of-americans-believe-police-lie-routinely/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: RonnL http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/15/one-third-of-americans-believe-police-lie-routinely/#comment-800820 Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:01:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37104#comment-800820 No. Simply because the laws that apply to me seem to not apply to Police. They have a good ole’ boy fraternity that defends every action a police officer takes. Especially if that action is highly questionable. Policing in the nation is losing credibility and respect from their own doing and circling the wagons protecting bad cops. It’s not good when one has interaction with a police officer stopping them and the first thing that comes to mind is ; Is this cop going to shoot and kill me for no good reason ? IMO Cops want to be cops to escape a regular job demands and for the power they have over others . Protect and serve is the last thing on their minds. Municipalities use them to bring in extra revenue.

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By: cerrajeros la manga del mar menor http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/15/one-third-of-americans-believe-police-lie-routinely/#comment-142892 Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:00:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37104#comment-142892 speed of which you are able to get your loan katy perry tickets the simplest way you are going

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/15/one-third-of-americans-believe-police-lie-routinely/#comment-120667 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:14:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37104#comment-120667 If brandishing a gun and pointing it at an officer is a crime punishable by death….

There should be 50 dead hicks at the Cliven Bundy ranch outside of las vegas.

Instead, Obama asked his federal officers to use some restraint that day. And no one got hurt. The truth is, officers have to make a judgment call. When they make bad ones, they be prosecuted and sentenced. Not defended by mindless boosters who blindly call them all ‘heroes’. Many cops are not heroes, they are just common trigger-happy idiots.

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By: weez0001 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/15/one-third-of-americans-believe-police-lie-routinely/#comment-120426 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:01:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37104#comment-120426 “…if they point guns at us, make no mistake about it. We will shoot them – a lot,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd

Wonder if this cop is a lying?

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/15/one-third-of-americans-believe-police-lie-routinely/#comment-119786 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:25:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37104#comment-119786 Most police would have you believe that they are somehow exceptional. They believe their own wives and boosters, in other words.

Well, the reality is…. police are people. People get weird when you give them a little bit of power. It’s really that simple. Suck up to them at your own risk.

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By: uc8tcme http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/15/one-third-of-americans-believe-police-lie-routinely/#comment-119773 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:45:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37104#comment-119773 Do Americans trust their cops to be fair and just?- NO!

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By: Alloran http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/15/one-third-of-americans-believe-police-lie-routinely/#comment-118929 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:45:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37104#comment-118929 I once had a debate with a friend who is a state trooper. I said that I believe all members of the government should be considered to be under oath while on duty and that a lie or written falsehood should constitute perjury. He was vehemently opposed because, and he said this not me, the police need to be able to use lies and misinformation to secure confessions and aid in the prosecution of criminals.

The police routinely and institutionally lie to obtain guilty pleas and leverage people (people who have not had access to a lawyer I might add) into giving evidence against themselves. This is not an opinion but documented fact. The fact that only 31% of Americans is aware that their police will intentionally mislead them to serve their own interests is testimony to the gross ignorance of your average citizen.

Now, whether or not the police are institutionally racist is a much more ambiguous area. I don’t think they are, I think they are operating off of profiles and high densities of criminals come from ghettos and poverty stricken zones which often have a disproportionate number of minorities. This then gives the illusion of racism. In rural white areas the cops are known to be more prone to stopping and questioning people in beat up pickups and living in white trash neighborhoods, since that’s where the criminals tend to be. If you are a young black or latino man and you don’t want to be profiled, you shouldn’t dress or behave like a gang member. It’s common sense. I don’t run around wearing a cutoff or a klan outfit cause I don’t want to be associated with white trash or criminal groups. It’s simple as that.

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By: Handbook http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/15/one-third-of-americans-believe-police-lie-routinely/#comment-118871 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:39:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37104#comment-118871 Does your kid want to make over $200,000/yr. and retie in their early 40’s at over $100,000/yr, for a job that’s less dangerous than a truck driver or sanitation worker! You bet they do. That’s why thousands apply for each opening. Unfortunately, if you don’t have political connections, you’re not going to be a cop.

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By: ArgieBargie http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/01/15/one-third-of-americans-believe-police-lie-routinely/#comment-118678 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:03:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=37104#comment-118678 How many people lie when pulled over for an infraction, or are placed under arrest? How would the public vote when asked THAT question?

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