Are you scared of police officers?

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NewTime
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08 May 2018, 5:21 pm

Are you scared of police officers?



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08 May 2018, 5:28 pm

I strongly support our police force and find anti-police rhetoric profoundly irritating, but admittedly I am slightly wary. I put it down to having had bad experiences with some authority figures as a result of autistic behaviour being misunderstood - not policemen or policewomen, but people in similar roles like security personnel.

Generally what I do if I pass a police officer is smile or nod at them, and the vast majority of times they will smile back (which helps to ease my worry considerably). I usually smile at or make eye contact with strangers of all kinds, not just law enforcement - partly because it breaks the ice (so to speak), but also because the culture I grew up in is relatively friendly and this behaviour is looked upon as the norm.



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08 May 2018, 6:09 pm

i don't trust them any less than i would trust any other stranger with a gun.


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08 May 2018, 6:20 pm

Admittedly, yes. Don't get me wrong, I don't have any unpaid tickets or arrest warrants, but they scare the crap out of me for some reason... Even when I was to young to know what a cop really was. I remember being around 2 years old sitting in the back of the car when my mom, grandmother and I got pulled over. The police officer came to the drivers window, saw me and waved, and I went into meltdown mode. Now-a-days whenever I have to talk to a cop I'm sure I must look something akin to this: 8O


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08 May 2018, 6:22 pm

No
I have worked with fine officers


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08 May 2018, 6:59 pm

I'm a bit leery of them.



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09 May 2018, 6:37 am

I'm not scared of them unless they're acting mean or something towards me which never happens


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09 May 2018, 8:03 pm

No, I'm scared of criminals and that the cops won't arrive in time to save me from them. 8O



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09 May 2018, 8:29 pm

Personally, I hadn't any bad experience with them, but I also know I'm in a very privileged position in this matter: I'm a white woman, middle class etc. Still, I'm afraid of them. Our police is militarized, and we had a recent military dictatorship. ~20% of homicides are committed by policeman, and in some places it reach as high as 40%.



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09 May 2018, 8:44 pm

Nope, which is a good thing, because now I work at a sheriff training center (as a janitor), and I didn't find out where I'd be working until I already had the job.


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09 May 2018, 9:10 pm

Yes I am. They lie and outright accuse you of things. Some of them look crazy and are very angry from the very beginning.



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09 May 2018, 11:14 pm

Depends,State Troopers,no problem,small town cops,not so sure of them.


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12 May 2018, 1:14 pm

No I am not afraid. I do however have quite a passionate hate for the police in my country.



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12 May 2018, 8:07 pm

Nope. No fear. Dad's a cop, knew lots of cops.



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13 May 2018, 12:21 am

I'm not a minority race in America so I have no reason to fear them


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13 May 2018, 1:18 am

Police offices are people and people come in all varieties. I have no time for those rear young smarts arses, but I have all the time in the world for most others.