Have you ever noticed how in movies and tv shows cops are either portrayed as heroes or jerks? Well as someone who now has personal experience with both types of cops, I believe that the majority is just plain jerks. Why do they believe that wearing a gun means they are big, and bad? You don't have to yell and scream at scared teenage girls. There is no need for it, especially if they are already crying because they just don't know what to do. If you haven't guessed it already, I was pulled over by a state police officer today, this is the first time I have been pulled over, and I was scared, and confused and the cop, who are supposed to help and protect us, not terrify us, is yelling and screaming at me from his car to pull over, when there was no place to pull over at. I am 19 years old and I admit it, for the most part I have led a sheltered life and this man, this cop, he didn't try to calm me down, didn't try to see if i was going to be alright, he just starts screaming at me that I'm going to get a ticket. My family, we are lower class, we don't have money, we barely can make it through the month and still have food in our fridge, but this isn't about my family, what I'm saying is that if cops were to take the time and the use the resources at hand, they could find out if the ticket is going to make an impact of the person or more than one person, I work as a waitress and most of my money goes is tips, and that goes for money and for household expenses and now I have to save every bit of money I make for this damn ticket, and I just don't know how I'm going to do it. I need this money and so does my family, but cops don't care about the importance of someone having to support someone else.
This is a strange complaint from me, because up until a few weeks ago I was trying to decide if I was going to be a cop, or some type of law enforcement agent. I still think of being a federal agent because I know I can be the type of person who helps people instead of hurts or scares them. I just wanted to get my feeling out and in the world about this situation, and I hope I didn't offend anyone with this post, I just needed to air out some thoughts.