Hatred of Police: A Social Commentary

All over the internet (Including Oppo), I've noticed that people have started expressing not just a dislike, but a hatred for police officers. This seems straight up ignorant at this point.

Understand this: Police officers are NOT here to make your life harder. They are here to enforce the laws, which they don't make. If you're doing something against these laws and you get caught, don't say you "hate cops" for ticketing/arresting you. Own up to the fact that you were doing something illegal and you got caught. Cops are not here to make your life harder, but if you do something illegal, you're going to get a ticket.

One of the main examples I see of this recently is H2Oi. Was the amount of tickets being given out excessive? Yes, I'll admit it. But it's absolutely ridiculous for people owning cars which they knowingly modified to be outside the laws calling the cops "douchebags." You knowingly modified your car to be illegal (straight pipes, too low, excessive camber, no front plate, front tint, etc.) and you have no right to complain when you get a ticket for it.

One of the main things I see creating this problem is "The Media" (Yes, I'm going to sound like a crotchety old man for a minute). 95% of the stories about police officers we see on the news now a days are negative. Of course, this is going to leave a negative impression about police, but you can't let the few represent the many. It's the same type of view as when people think that ISIS represents the entire Islamic population.

Again, remember that cops are just here to do their job. They aren't here to make your life harder or pick on you specifically. And police are humans too! Chances are if you're nice to an officer, you won't even get a ticket.


So please, before you say you hate cops, ask yourself why.

Edit: Just to make it clear, I fully acknowledge that there are bad cops out there. There are people out there who don't do there job and can be hard on minorities or certain groups. But there are great cops out there too who will go out of their way to make your life easier. All I'm saying is that it's unfair to let the few represent the many. The good far outnumber the bad.

P.S.: I've also seen someone on the internet bragging about how he "never calls the cops. Ever." He said that he had been stabbed, robbed, attacked at gunpoint and had a car stolen and never called the cops. Maybe there's a reason why you got stabbed and attacked.....