White middle aged male here of middle income background and educated. My interactions with cops have never been anything but professional. Mostly traffic-related with tickets (speeding) half the time and warnings the other half. I get pulled over, I speak with respect, I do as requested (shut off the car, provide license/registration/etc.), and usually am done speaking with the officer within 5 minutes (ten minutes tops). They explain why I was stopped and why I am getting the warning or ticket. This has been my experience since my youth through mid-life from the west coast to the south to the midwest. My last experience was the cop was remorseful for issuing the ticket but explained the rationale as to why which was more than fair and using his discretion he dropped the reported speed so I could take a class to have it dismissed. Courtesy goes a long way.
If you’re experience time and again with cops is negative and frequent, I suspect there might be a problem with you. If not, you have the world’s worst luck and met the extremely tiny minority of cops who are actually power-hungry d**ks.
 June 17, 2016 at 8:58pm
Often but not always. Let’s not forget that 1) we’re not racists 2) there are good blacks in the world.
 May 25, 2016 at 6:39pm
Kneesy said they couldn’t talk about a teacher because it could be slander but then goes on to slander the man removed from the meeting.
More of the illusion. “We won’t talk about things that show us not doing our job because of “privacy” but we’ll be quick to label our enemies because f*** their privacy.”
 April 23, 2016 at 6:01pm
““The whole time I’m sitting there, pretty much in tears, because I couldn’t understand what was going on…”
What was going on is the government running loose because you, your parents, and your peers voted that government into power. (Some assumption about her and her parents.)
That’s the amazing thing. People vote for these governments then act astonished when the things conservatives told them would happen actually happen.
 April 8, 2016 at 11:13pm
Yeah, GOP does not equal conservative people. It’s purely a political party seeking power using conservative phrases to earn votes during elections.
Anyone paying even a little bit of attention to the GOP should have noticed by now that the GOP (95% of it) has given Obama everything he’s wanted. Anything but conservative.
 April 5, 2016 at 2:18pm
As the young get older, they tend to become a little wiser. They begin to raise families and realize all the bleeding-heart, BS propaganda they were fed as idealistic kids is just that, BS. They become conservative and put away their liberal, retarded ideas. There are a few bitter clingers who deny reality and pretend that they are open-minded and tolerant while being the biggest bigots on the planet. They imagine themselves as knights in rainbow armor standing up against the tyranny of conservative oppression while trolling conservative sites. They are perpetual idiots. They are people like JamesCrow.
“If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.” (or one of a million versions of this adage)
 March 9, 2016 at 11:35pm
Why would they be afraid? We tolerate it.
March 9, 2016 at 8:42pm
Bad typing night….”well we CAN’T just shoot everyone”
 March 9, 2016 at 8:11pm
[-1] March 9, 2016 at 8:11pm
 March 9, 2016 at 8:07pm
Except he had a scheduled meeting with the sheriff. You may be uninformed enough not to have know this fact and so made your snarky if not retarded response as though LaVoie made it all up, but it won’t change the fact that he was indeed on his way to peacefully meet with the sheriff.
 March 9, 2016 at 8:03pm
It’s obvious that law enforcement wanted to kill them all. Once LaVoie was killed, they fired on the truck repeatedly despite no threats coming from the truck. When one person made a move to get out (opening the driver side rear door) of the truck, they started firing again. A few minutes pass and then they use CS gas to get them to come out of the truck after having already established that movement from the truck caused the LEOs to fire on them and without providing any sort of instructions on how to leave the truck safely. Only once the people in the truck said “we surrender” were the cops “forced” to back down and turn this from a deadly force situation into a “well we can just shoot everyone” situation.
Before this new video was released, I was leaning towards LaVoie got what he deserved. He was out of the truck and reaching towards his waist. You can’t do that with guns drawn on you. I left open the possibility that he was being shot and that caused him to drop his arms and reach towards wounds. I was waiting for more evidence.
As I watched the new video, that same thought was in my head, “he probably deserved it.” Then I saw the LEOs recklessly fire on the individuals in the truck and then try to force the individuals from the truck without instructions on how to do so safely. The intent was to kill everyone in that truck.
“Well, Sargeking, aside from the fact that there’s no hyphen in American Muslim, all that hyphenated crap started as a way for people to assert their American identity, not their othernesss. A hundred years ago Americans of foreign descent were just called Italians, Irish, Chiinamen, etc. They started calling themselves Italian-Americans and Irish-Americans as a way to remind the rest of us that they were just as much Americans as we were.”
Aside from the fact that it’s not 100 years ago and we don’t call Americans of X descent X race, you’re right. Aside from that fact you’re right.
 November 8, 2015 at 1:02pm
His boss completely destabilized the ME (Libya, Yemen, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, etc.) and he has the nerve to say this.
Prior to his assignment as SecDef, Carter was a seemingly decent guy. Got to sit in a couple of telecons where he was being briefed and he genuinely seemed to have the DoD’s interests in mind. Since becoming SecDef, he’s gone full politician.
 November 5, 2015 at 6:35pm
He went from supposed conservative to supposed libertarian but it seems pretty obvious that he’s been on the path to liberalism for quite a long time.