In reference to Big Country’s post over at The Intrepid Reporter. The cops have been nothing but an extortionist gang for decades. A peaceful, law abiding person who generally is a cop supporter, I have had a few negative interactions with cops, including one where a cop threatened to KILL me for informing I was carrying after he pulled me over for running a stop sign.
In 2016, a guy with fake police credentials tried to arrest me for a traffic offense. I wasn’t getting in that car. He came towards me, I drew on him, and he ran. The real cop who arrived were given descriptions and a partial tag number. Nothing ever came of it. One cop. For a person attempting to abduct people while impersonating a cop.
In 2005, I had someone steal a check for over $200 from my mailbox, forge my name and deposit that check into his bank account. The number of the account that the check was deposited in to was printed on the back of the check, right below my forged signature, and right above the signature of the account holder. I went to the station to report the crime. I had a copy of the check. All the cop had to do was go to the bank, get the name of the account owner, and make the arrest. Anyone could have done it, it wasn’t a hard crime to solve. The cops told me that they didn’t have the manpower to solve a crime for such a small amount of money. On the way home, I passed 6 cops with cars pulled over, writing traffic tickets. So much for lack of manpower.
In 2000, my car was broken into: my stereo, radar detector, cash, and other items totaling about $600 were stolen. The crime scene investigator came out and took fingerprints. They got a hit, gave me the name of the person and asked me to sign a paper saying that this man did not have permission to be in my vehicle. A month later, I was told that the criminal would not be arrested because the crime was too minor to waste resources on.
So yeah, I get it.