Did you know that only American cops are on a power trip most of the time?

E equals MC2

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I couldn't agree more when my German study-abroad friend came up to me and said, "You know it's only American thing that cops think they're the shit. In Germany, they're very helpful, courteous and polite. They act like they're really there to serve the public."

I really couldn't agree more as I've observed the same growing up in S. Korea. I can't stand the US cops here. I think they all suffer inferority complex from failing to go to college and go on a power trip all day.

I just had a cop ride on my ass because of my failure to yield in a skidding snow storm. He rolled his window down and literally yelled at me- "WTF u think you're doing!?" and drove off.

WTF is their problem?

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ElFenix

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i had a power trip run in with some greek train cops
 

waffleironhead

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Other than being harassed by a cop during high school. All of my encounters with the police have been fair and polite. I am from america. Why not go back to korea?
 

K1052

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Go give central/south America, most of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe a try.

 

Deeko

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I have no problems with cops here. People that do are usually doing somthing illegal and get all upset that the cops care (like failing to yield, for example)
 

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Yeah, I hear those cops in Cuba, Russia, North Korea, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, Egypt, <continue list forever> are completely the most nicest people your will ever meet. They are so kind and helpful!
 

purbeast0

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Originally posted by: Deeko
I have no problems with cops here. People that do are usually doing somthing illegal and get all upset that the cops care (like failing to yield, for example)
wtf why do the cops care that i'm going 20mph over the speed limit? they should be out stopping killers.
 

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Cops in Russia are on a power trip that makes American cops look like Ghandi. Not to mention cops in nearly every country in Africa.
 

Deeko

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Originally posted by: purbeast0
Originally posted by: Deeko
I have no problems with cops here. People that do are usually doing somthing illegal and get all upset that the cops care (like failing to yield, for example)
wtf why do the cops care that i'm going 20mph over the speed limit? they should be out stopping killers.
....its illegal? They're doing their job. They don't pick and choose which crimes it's their job to enforce.

edit: as to the 'stopping killers' remark...believe it or not, not every cop is a detective out solving murder cases. Some are on standard patrol, looking for crimes that are occuring now. In fact, here in PA, pretty much the only job of the state troopers is highway patrol.
 

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Originally posted by: waffleironhead
Other than being harassed by a cop during high school. All of my encounters with the police have been fair and polite. I am from america. Why not go back to korea?
Why not go back to middle school grammar class?

I wonder if this stems from the way cops are portrayed in movies and stuff. Maybe they feel like they have to be badasses or they're not being a good cop.
 

E equals MC2

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Originally posted by: waffleironhead
Other than being harassed by a cop during high school. All of my encounters with the police have been fair and polite. I am from america. Why not go back to korea?
What a lame ass supremist comment. I love US and have immense US pride of my own. That doesn't excuse the cops to act like assholes and me making an observatory comment on it.

I probably pay more taxes than you.
 

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Originally posted by: purbeast0
Originally posted by: Deeko
I have no problems with cops here. People that do are usually doing somthing illegal and get all upset that the cops care (like failing to yield, for example)
wtf why do the cops care that i'm going 20mph over the speed limit? they should be out stopping killers.
Exactly! I mean, it's not like car accidents (due mainly to speed) kill people or anything!

Seriously cops do something important!
 

EGGO

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So far all of my encounters with the police have been very polite. They even cut me some slack a ton of times. Even when it came to catching me speed occasionally. I'm not saying it doesn't exist here. I've seen my share of videos and heard stories.

Actually the cop that did that to you, OP, seemed to be a more favorable action than pulling you over and handing money to the state.

I tend to notice that if you make things easier for them, they make things easier for you. Not much difference between that and the retail world in that regard.

That being said, the police in other countries are more loose, but saying one is less "power-hungry" than the other isn't something I've experienced.
 

Deeko

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Originally posted by: E equals MC2
Originally posted by: waffleironhead
Other than being harassed by a cop during high school. All of my encounters with the police have been fair and polite. I am from america. Why not go back to korea?
What a lame ass supremist comment. I love US and have immense US pride of my own. That doesn't excuse the cops to act like assholes and me making an observatory comment on it.

I probably pay more taxes than you.
teehee ohhh he's rich! We'd better believe his opinion! That dirty cop yelled at him for breaking the law, when he could have pulled him over and given him a ticket, why can't we be more like Korea and Germany, peaceful, happy nations that they are??
 

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Originally posted by: waffleironhead
Other than being harassed by a cop during high school. All of my encounters with the police have been fair and polite. I am from america. Why not go back to korea?
holy crap LOL.

So your answer to why cops abuse their power in the US is to simply "go back to Korea"!!

You should have a white hood for an avatar!

 

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Originally posted by: E equals MC2
Originally posted by: waffleironhead
Other than being harassed by a cop during high school. All of my encounters with the police have been fair and polite. I am from america. Why not go back to korea?
What a lame ass supremist comment. I love US and have immense US pride of my own. That doesn't excuse the cops to act like assholes and me making an observatory comment on it.

I probably pay more taxes than you.
wait...what?
 

E equals MC2

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Originally posted by: Deeko
Originally posted by: E equals MC2
Originally posted by: waffleironhead
Other than being harassed by a cop during high school. All of my encounters with the police have been fair and polite. I am from america. Why not go back to korea?
What a lame ass supremist comment. I love US and have immense US pride of my own. That doesn't excuse the cops to act like assholes and me making an observatory comment on it.

I probably pay more taxes than you.
teehee ohhh he's rich! We'd better believe his opinion! That dirty cop yelled at him for breaking the law, when he could have pulled him over and given him a ticket, why can't we be more like Korea and Germany, peaceful, happy nations that they are??
Calm down, I was merely stooping down to his juvenile comment he decided to spew.
 

Ryan

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I guess you've never had to pay off a "transito" in Panama just to not get a ticket.

What a lovely, broad stroke you have there.......
 

purbeast0

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Originally posted by: Deeko
Originally posted by: purbeast0
Originally posted by: Deeko
I have no problems with cops here. People that do are usually doing somthing illegal and get all upset that the cops care (like failing to yield, for example)
wtf why do the cops care that i'm going 20mph over the speed limit? they should be out stopping killers.
....its illegal? They're doing their job. They don't pick and choose which crimes it's their job to enforce.

edit: as to the 'stopping killers' remark...believe it or not, not every cop is a detective out solving murder cases. Some are on standard patrol, looking for crimes that are occuring now. In fact, here in PA, pretty much the only job of the state troopers is highway patrol.
wow the sarcasm blew right over your head ;)
 

Nitemare

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Originally posted by: E equals MC2
I couldn't agree more when my German study-abroad friend came up to me and said, "You know it's only American thing that cops think they're the shit. In Germany, they're very helpful, courteous and polite. They act like they're really there to serve the public."

I really couldn't agree more as I've observed the same growing up in S. Korea. I can't stand the US cops here. I think they all suffer inferority complex from failing to go to college and go on a power trip all day.

I just had a cop ride on my ass because of my failure to yield in a skidding snow storm. He rolled his window down and literally yelled at me- "WTF u think you're doing!?" and drove off.

WTF is their problem?
tell your friend to go back to France because no one likes his kind?
 

Safeway

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Thankfully such an attitude never overtook my uncle. He went from undercover narcotics to mounted unit to a desk job. Police on horseback are normally very helpful!
 

sdifox

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? That is absurd, other than police states, most cops are decent people. You are going to get bad apples no matter what profession you look at.
 

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