They Say it as if That’s a Bad Thing

Mr. Schneider, you say the following like it’s a bad thing.

Andrew Schneider of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union thinks this is a bad policy because, among other reasons, “Young people will learn not to trust the police.”

The Police are representatives of the government and most certainly the government should not be trusted.  It is a necessary evil.  Police are there to investigate crimes after they have been committed and as we can see by my count, they are not all angels with halos*.

Ultimately a cop is not your friend.  Most definitely he is not if he’s investigating a crime.  If you learn to not trust someone by the observation of them doing their job, that should be considered a clue. 

*As I’ve said before, not all cops are bad, look at the nice conversation I had in June.  A cop though is not your friend and if you provide information indicating you’ve possibly committed a crime, he can nail you for it.  That’s why you don’t talk to the police.  If I have a conversation with an officer I make sure it’s on my terms and I ease into it to get a feeling for the officer.  That conversation I had above, was started by me in the open in a manner that left me free to leave at any time.  Cops can be friendly, they can be nice, but what they do for a living can interfere with your ability to trust them.  It’s a fact of life.

h/t Say Uncle.

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About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

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