Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Off-Topic Discussions > The Round Table
Reload this Page Do you have bad police where you live?

Notices
For all updates, view the main page.

The Round Table Have a seat at the Round Table for in-depth discussions, extended or serious conversations, and current events. From world news to talks on life, growing up, relationships, and issues in society, this is the place to be. Come be a knight.



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old February 13th, 2010 (02:23 AM).
FreakyLocz14's Avatar
FreakyLocz14 FreakyLocz14 is offline
Conservative Patriot
Platinum Tier
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Posts: 3,431
I swear most of the cops here are crooked. Right now a policewoman is in court facing criminal charges.

I notice that police are always around to cite you for something petty but they're never around when someone is killed or robbed or raped. Maybe if they'd focus on the real crime there would be less of it.
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old February 13th, 2010 (02:55 AM).
Jolene's Avatar
Jolene Jolene is offline
Your huckleberry friend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,292
No, our community policeman is very attractive. I totally flirt with him sometimes. I say stuff like, "If I ring you in the middle of the night, will you come and keep me safe?" and he's like, "Well, I don't work at night, but I'm sure we could send someone out".

...

He totally fancies me!
__________________

What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the East, and Joliet is the sun!
Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old February 13th, 2010 (02:58 AM).
Galukxy's Avatar
Galukxy Galukxy is offline
→Not someday.Today is the day.
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: England, United Kingdom.
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 2,212
Send a message via AIM to Galukxy Send a message via Skype™ to Galukxy
yes and no there are some police that want to help and some that can't be bothered, i've experienced this where they say 'we'll go and talk to them' and it doesn't actually happen
__________________

DA||MAL

Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old February 13th, 2010 (03:15 AM).
Talli's Avatar
Talli Talli is offline
Tsunderes forever
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Dragontopia island
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Nature: Naughty
Posts: 4,309
only the ones who just wonder around town, eating sandwiches and drinking coffes from greggs and costa
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old February 13th, 2010 (04:29 AM).
The Cynic's Avatar
The Cynic The Cynic is offline
♥ These Perfect Abattoirs ♥
Silver Tier
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pavonis Mons
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 851
I think law enforcement are corrupt all around the world. I'm not saying the majority of policemen are corrupt, I'm saying corruption exsists in even the safest communities.

I actually know a policeman who got arrested for drink driving, he was a friend of my dad's. He lost his job and his driving lisence. Just because you enforce the law dosn't mean you follow it yourself.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old February 13th, 2010 (04:31 AM).
Jubilation's Avatar
Jubilation Jubilation is offline
canary
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: melbourne
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 3,907
Well the police around here seem to be okay, like they aren't crook or anything.
Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old February 13th, 2010 (05:18 AM).
Blue Nocturne's Avatar
Blue Nocturne Blue Nocturne is offline
Not THAT one.
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 636
not in the sense that they are corrupt, but there are definitely some inept officers around my area. I'm lucky, i live right next to my school, but that also means i have all the jerks that hang around the school for ages. Yesterday, a few from year 10 were fighting, like really badly, the were throwing eachother into shop windows (luckily nothing was broken), and what was the officer doing? Getting details off a speeding motorist a little down the road! The other ones that stay around the school for a while were busy outside the school having a chat.
__________________


"Lightning. It flashes bright, then fades away.
It can't protect. It only destroys."
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old February 13th, 2010 (06:37 AM).
Saltare.'s Avatar
Saltare. Saltare. is offline
Brain bangin'
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: High in the sky
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Nature: Naive
Posts: 2,434
Send a message via AIM to Saltare. Send a message via Yahoo to Saltare.
We have fairly good police.

The police station built a skatepark right behind the station. So I guess that's good.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old February 13th, 2010 (06:52 AM).
Nikorasu's Avatar
Nikorasu Nikorasu is offline
Shut down the devil sound
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kanto
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 493
Well, the fact it takes them around 4 hours tog et to your house, They suck.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10    
Old February 13th, 2010 (06:56 AM).
SiReNzZ's Avatar
SiReNzZ SiReNzZ is offline
I ♥ Misty.
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ireland
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 245
Yes they suck . They take forever when you ned thm and bother me and my friends for nothing
__________________
*Training*
Reply With Quote
  #11    
Old February 13th, 2010 (06:58 AM).
.little monster's Avatar
.little monster .little monster is offline
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ohio
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,291
All the police here are racist, according to my friends. I haven't lived here long enough to find that out myself, which I probably wont actually find out for myself because I am white.. That's about it..?
Reply With Quote
  #12    
Old February 13th, 2010 (07:06 AM).
Elite Overlord LeSabre™'s Avatar
Elite Overlord LeSabre™ Elite Overlord LeSabre™ is offline
Classic Elegance
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 9840 Pineville-Matthews Road
Age: 89
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 9,570
The cops on campus are actually very polite and helpful.

But back home (where my parents still live) one of the neighboring towns' police department is having a litany of problems, including guys as high up as police chief accused of corruption and witness and evidence tampering and obstruction of justice.
__________________

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
PC Vital Stats
* Pair
* PC Family
* Bishies
* VG Claims
* Friend Codes
Links
* Blog
* Web Site
* Fan Fictions:
* Leaf Green LP
Picture credit: Apple Cakes on deviantArt
Reply With Quote
  #13    
Old February 13th, 2010 (07:11 AM).
Ayselipera
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Not that I know of. I never hear anything bad about the police in my town. The police in the town I go to school to always get a bad rap though. I have a feeling it might just be because they catch all the kids in town at parties and such.
Reply With Quote
  #14    
Old February 13th, 2010 (07:21 AM).
twocows's Avatar
twocows twocows is offline
Pretentious Intellectual Jerk
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Michigan
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Lax
Posts: 3,979
I live in a pretty safe community, which is why most of the police are jerks. They've got nothing to do, so they respond to the most petty stuff and jump all over the smallest mistakes. I'm a big fan of police officers doing their job, but they don't need to be such jerks.
__________________
Doctors Without Borders: one of the few charity groups you can rely on to actually do real good in the world.

"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all." - H. L. Mencken, unsourced

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'"- Isaac Asimov, Column in Newsweek (21 January 1980) [source]
Reply With Quote
  #15    
Old February 13th, 2010 (09:41 AM).
Esper's Avatar
Esper Esper is offline
CS
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: California
Posts: 7,621
FreakyLocz14, at least you don't live in Oakland.

I've heard stories about my town's police falsely accusing people they don't like of things like drunk driving. I don't think they're all bad, but positions of authority attract certain types who like to abuse their power so I stay away from the police whenever possible.
__________________

deviantart blog pair
Reply With Quote
  #16    
Old February 13th, 2010 (10:36 AM).
Gold warehouse's Avatar
Gold warehouse Gold warehouse is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Age: 21
Posts: 3,391
I don't know, I've never spoken to one as I don't break the law, I just see them ocassionally sitting in their car by the road watching for people speeding and think that they should have something better to do.
My cousin (once removed) was a copper though, he didn't abide by the law, lol.
Reply With Quote
  #17    
Old February 13th, 2010 (11:06 AM).
Algo Fonix's Avatar
Algo Fonix Algo Fonix is offline
oh god
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 535
They're horrible here. Pocketing a lot of confiscated drugs, reckless driving on the way to a fast food joint, buying alcohol for minors while off duty... yeah, they're pretty bad.

They're all on a power trip, and are good at making up good lies to meet their speeding ticket quota. I hate them.
__________________
If you meet me, have some courtesy, have some sympathy, and some taste.
Use all your well-learned politesse, or I'll lay your soul to waste.
Reply With Quote
  #18    
Old February 13th, 2010 (11:09 AM).
Demigod's Avatar
Demigod Demigod is offline
umop ap!sdn
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Time Traveler
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 740
Is there a good police? No.
Polices aren't good at all they BLOW.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #19    
Old February 13th, 2010 (11:21 AM).
BHwolfgang's Avatar
BHwolfgang BHwolfgang is offline
kamikorosu
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Virginia
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Posts: 3,907
Send a message via AIM to BHwolfgang Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to BHwolfgang Send a message via Skype™ to BHwolfgang
It really depends on who the officers are and who hangs around him or her. One of the cops in this county are actually a family friend of ours. He was even babysitting my baby sister the other day. Yeah, he's a good guy at heart. However, there are some police out there that are corrupted. Power attracts bad people, whether or not they show it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20    
Old February 13th, 2010 (12:12 PM).
Honest's Avatar
Honest Honest is offline
شكرا
Moderator
CS
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New York City
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Posts: 11,622
Send a message via Skype™ to Honest
Around here, I hardly see, cops, to be honest. But there is hardly any crime here, so that makes up.

The few that I see are very kind. One helped me find my way to my friends house, cause I was lost. xD
Reply With Quote
  #21    
Old February 13th, 2010 (12:26 PM).
FreakyLocz14's Avatar
FreakyLocz14 FreakyLocz14 is offline
Conservative Patriot
Platinum Tier
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Posts: 3,431
Quote originally posted by Galatea:
FreakyLocz14, at least you don't live in Oakland.

I've heard stories about my town's police falsely accusing people they don't like of things like drunk driving. I don't think they're all bad, but positions of authority attract certain types who like to abuse their power so I stay away from the police whenever possible.
Oh God Oakland is such a terrible place. The odd thing is with all the gang bangers and drug dealers and what not I might like having an agressive police force.

You would think the Oakland PD would have plenty of real crimes to deal with given the high crime rate so they wouldn't be so inclined to harass me for some petty citation offense anyone could make the mistake of commiting.
Reply With Quote
  #22    
Old February 13th, 2010 (02:31 PM).
Dragma's Avatar
Dragma Dragma is offline
Trainee
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Haymarket, VA
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Posts: 27
Oh my God, yes! The Haymarket, VA police officers are the the worst!

I know I'm supposed to respect law enforcement, but these guys pull you over for just about anything! I was going 26mph in a 25 zone, and they pulled me over!
__________________
Pokemon Dark Hollow Version Thread (click here)

PDH Beta 1 available March 5th!
Reply With Quote
  #23    
Old February 13th, 2010 (03:10 PM).
mondays suck's Avatar
mondays suck mondays suck is offline
:)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: D
Posts: 2,545
I'm living in a small village 30 kilometres away from a bigger city. There is pretty much no criminality here, so all the police has to do for most of the time is flashing speeders.
I rarely ever see them doing anything else than patroling or make speeches at school.
Reply With Quote
  #24    
Old February 13th, 2010 (03:17 PM).
Snooki's Avatar
Snooki Snooki is offline
Lucky
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Credit to my wonderful signature goes to my bff Usagi-Chan~ <3
Nature: Lonely
Posts: 34
Our school security gaurd does, he's like eighty years old and wouldn't be able to protect any of us at all. He can't see well either, so if an intruder came in he'd probably shoot an innocent high schooler by accident.
I could ramble about how crappy he is for days, but he's funny--he carries an umbrella and almost hit me with it once ^w^ He chases people with it when they walk on the grass we're not supposed to walk on. I'm pretty sure he would try to protect us if anything happened though.
__________________


Sailor Venus (セーラーヴィーナス)
The Goddess of Love
The Original Sailor Soldier!
Crescent Beam, Venus Love Me Chain!
Wink Chain Sword, Venus Love and Beauty Shock!
Reply With Quote
  #25    
Old February 13th, 2010 (03:19 PM).
XCHAMPX's Avatar
XCHAMPX XCHAMPX is offline
Nazi 4 life!
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 266
all cops r bad. they r power abusing maniacs
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25

Forum Jump


All times are UTC -8. The time now is 01:29 PM.