This_Energy
This_Energy

member
Location: ridgefield, ct
Member Since: 8th Aug 2004
Total posts: 173
Posted:today, i was given another reason to hate cops.
i was spinning poi with some friends in the town park and two cops walked up to us and asked us to stop poiing and put them away. we asked why and they said that they considered them threats and dangers to the other people in the park and they said they'd give us a 200 dollar fine if ne one caught us spinning in public again. im angry now. grr...............


I start it, I end it,
I kill and words will defend it.
Got big plans,
blood stained hands
Wanna put my name on the map.
On my way to save the world.
-Missionary, Operation Ivy

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:eek

I'd say they're just on a power trip. See if you can find our your rights so that next time you can say "sorry, but..."


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Zim
Zim

Former Raver Invader... Not sure what i am now...
Location: Southern California, USA
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 284
Posted:yeah, cops suck... not much you can do about that...
this one time a friend of mine and i were at a red light and a cop was next to us in the left turn lane... all lights facing us were red. Suddenly, the police ossifer turns his lights and siren on, and runs the red light with much haste. Our light turned green, we went, looked left, and the bastards lights and siren were off.... he did it just to run the light...

i think i have... stickittodaman...neosis... cause i hate those kinda cops.


Clean for 6 months and counting... ah yeah, that's nice.

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:ok smile

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:I am positive that all cops do not suck.

With that said I can say that I've never actually MET one that doesn't.

I won't bore anyone with details but we get harassed for spinning fire. We even got harassed for spinning socks once. And then there are days when they let us spin all we want. Totally arbitrary.

I even got pulled over by a small town cop in Connecticut for driving "overly cautiously" because I stopped at a stop sign.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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DFZ
DFZ

Christian Death Metal Anyone?
Location: Ipswich, Queensland
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 313
Posted:a friend of mine and her boyfriend were spinning fire at a local park when asked to move on by police becuase someone had rung complaining about them.

The police officers that came out were apparently very nice, they asked them if they could move on because they had recieved a complaint. they then proceded to talk to them for another on fire spinning and gothic culture.

Very nice people by the sound of it.


Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.

If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?
-- Steven Wright

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Socks
Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West
Member Since: 28th Nov 2004
Total posts: 288
Posted:Police officers are quite nice. Theyr'e just men and women doing their jobs, human beings like the rest of us. I've had a few nice chats with officers of the law, and they were really cool.



Cops, on the other hand, are egomaniacal... (Is there a violation for swearing? I better not) ...bastards who are bullies with badges. If you're younger than them, having more fun than them, or they just had bad coffee at the local donut shop, they'll try to arrest you or steal your belongings while hiding behind their shield. And if you know the law better than they do... I won't go into that.



I have met police officers who didn't WANT to do the job they were asked to do. In fact we had an officer walk up to a group of us doing a club picnic and he was really cool about it all. "We have gotten some complaints, so I have to ask you to move on. But if you go over there, nobody will bother you." He was cool. We invited him to come back, but he declined.



I like police officers, but I hate cops.



Socks


I'm weird. Just work through that and we'll all be fine.

"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail." - Fran Lebowitz

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Faberg
veteran
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Member Since: 26th Aug 2003
Total posts: 1459
Posted:Written by: Socks

I like police officers, but I hate cops.




what's the difference?


My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile

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Bretch
Bretch

enthusiast
Location: Cork, Ireland at present
Member Since: 19th Nov 2004
Total posts: 247
Posted:I was stopped by a lady cop... in my... automobile...

Actually new years eve in rushcutters bay looking out at thehobour brigde in Sydney, some fire poi'ers were impressing a gathering crowd... the cops said this was ok until one of us started fire-breathing... they said this was too much and all fire had to stop... like it did had effect on a load of drunk n stoned backpackers........ I think they came back... once... the only harm done was by a drunk irishman who insisted on learning poi, no matter how black his cloths went from the used fire poi, or how many bruises he got, he persisted.


I used to be indecisive, but I'm not so sure now.....

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Devilstick_Russell
I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth
Member Since: 10th May 2004
Total posts: 196
Posted:the police are all different everyone of em has thier own way to enforce the law its down to thier own interpretation practically. once this twelve year old kid was taken to one side for smoking some dope and the police confiscated it. But as the police walked away the gobby little kid shouted
"can i get my weed back then mister?"
to which the cops said
"errm.. no of course not."
then the kid said
"but you just said it was ok to smoke it so long as i was in a field or something and no one saw me."
They didn't give it back obviously but i still think this is pretty liberal as in the very next village two cop cars were sent out simply because a couple of us were on a late night walk at three in the morning ... stalking milkmen from hedges for a laugh wink .. really drunk rolleyes but still...


Does this site actually exist? Or am i talking to all my other personalities?

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:my experience with cops is highly varied - some have been cool and some have been pricks. I've never had one in Houston (Texas) hassle us about spinning, and I've even had them stop and be part of the audience before. Cops in Berlin are the same. In South Africa they were a little further into their power trip I guess, as we would get chased off from the park even spinning practice poi. I guess they were too afraid to go do their real job there, so they decided to justify their jobs by hassling someone safe to hassle.

Often times cops are as reasonable as you are with them. If they get a friendly reception, they are as likely as not to return the favor. I have seen them abuse their power more regularly than makes me happy though.

In the end, I don't really think cops suck, at least not all of them - sure there are some bad apples in that barrel, but that is true everywhere. What it comes down to is they have a sucky, thankless, very hard to do correctly job that is extremely stressful and they are underpaid in many places as well.


-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:We haven't done too much spinning in public here in Belfast, but each time we have we've had a police armoured Land Rover and a fire engine drive by... both stopped and watched us for a while before deciding we were obviously just harmless stoners and driving on to break up any fights or unpleasantness happening in the rest of this cheery town. biggrin

Getting to the other side smile

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: Socks

I like police officers, but I hate cops.

Socks



You been watching too much Chris Rock. wink


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Devilstick_Russell
I like devilstick...
Location: Falmouth
Member Since: 10th May 2004
Total posts: 196
Posted:Police officers are ok i suppose because they earned thier power through training and lessons and stuff its security guards that get me annoyed all the do is apply for a job and suddenly they can kick you out of places and man handle you and [censored] they really piss me off the bastards oh when i work out how to set my death ray to security gaurd there will be some death raying going on oh yeah GRRR..

*Actually steams at the ears while beating up himself*


Does this site actually exist? Or am i talking to all my other personalities?

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grasshoppah
grasshoppah

HoP is teh suxor.
Location: Tampa, Florida
Member Since: 4th Nov 2003
Total posts: 425
Posted:Most cops are evil alien robots.

Once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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