Re:Dilemma of Law Enforcement (was Re: PDAs are searchable by cops, I )

From: John Marlow (
Date: Thu Feb 08 2001 - 00:11:59 MST

MOST cops (who are shot) are shot during traffic stops.
Many also get into it as a result of some personal tragedy (crime)
which has affected them in some way--wanting to get the people who do
things like that off the streets. (What they don't realize is how
little they can do in many situations.)


On 8 Feb 2001, at 5:16, John Calvin wrote:

> Wow Zeb,
> I happen to have a number of friends and acquaintances who have become police officers, and without exception they did so for the same reason I joined the Navy. A deep abiding respect for the good things this society has to offer and a desire to ensure that it will continue to offer those
things in the future, coupled with the willingness to put ones own life on the line to ensure that happens.
> I have no doubt that there are many "Cops" out there who are willing to be abusive of the power situation they have over any citizen, though I would imagine that much of that arises from the constant uncertainty in any situation that they may be involved in (remember that Officers have been
shot at "routine" traffic stops.)
> Just my 2 cents
> John calvin
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John Marlow

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