When I was growing up I was afraid of cops. Why you ask? Because of what I saw on TV. Sometimes they showed cops in a good lighyt, such as on Dragnet and Adam-12. But as I got older I saw movies like Serpico, which implied all cops were bad except one. That movie was supposed to be a true story, I don't know if it was or not. In movies cops were always the bad guys. I was afraid of them.
Cops aren't all bad though. One time I was running for a bus and ran right into a light pole. It got in my way. It was between me and the bus I was trying to catch. My eye was all bloody,I was hurt and upset. A cop was around. Good thing, He brought me to the hospital in his cruiser. That was nice. I had never been in a police car before.
I used to work in a Discount Department store. I used to ride my bike there everyday. I locked it up out front. People saw that bike there all the time, now whether they paid attention to it or not is a different story.
Well, one day peopole were standing right by my bike waiting. I thought that was very strange. It kind of freaked me out that two or three people were watching me. They may have asked me to wait, I don't remember. I rode off because I just didn't feel safe. I thought no more about it. Then one day I was being paged to the front of the store. I didn't know why. So I went. A cop asked me about my bike. I wsa yelling and screaming at him. The cop did not understand why I was so upset. A woman I worked with was there also and she explained to the cop that that bike was my only transpertation. After a while I calmed down and he explained to me a girl's bike got stolen and it looked just like mine. I did not steal that bike.
A few years afterwards the same thing happens, except this time the cop was following me around talking to me at work. He saw the bike and I said something about me having a basket for the bike and showed it to him. It was the same exact bike and basket that was stolen. That cop left, but he came back the same day and we were talking about it again. He was finally convinced I didn't steal that bike and basket. Two times the same thing happened. Who would have thunk that could happen? No, I didn't steal anything. At all. Ever. I'm a good girl, or at least I try to be.
One time at work at a different job a man came where a bunch of us were working in the back where customers are not allowed asking to see my supervisor alone. They went outside to talk. I thought I heard some screaming but didn't pay attention and I should have. Next thing I know, they're gone! I found out later that she was taken to the polce station and detained becasue she suypposedly stole something out of her boyfriends apartment. She never found this out. A friend of hers called the police station and asked what happened. The friend had to tell her. Go figure. If I'm being hauled off to jail I at least want to know first instead of somebody else.
And also we always told the cop to write himself a ticket if we saw him going fast.
Now how did I come to like cops?
I was at a Christian forum pozting and met up with a cop. I told him some of what's on this site. He belonged to a cop forum and he told me about it. So I went there and asked questions. I got answers. I commented on how cops were bad. I found out not all cops are bad. Just some. You get bad people in all professions. In the cop profession its no different. Its bad when they blast it all over the news how a cop made a mistake. You get bad people in all professions.
I now go to Police Hub. Citizens and cops can get to know each other. It's really nice. Here's the website if you want to check it out.
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