We found a good cop!



The search was long and hard but we found a good police officer that knows the law and shows respect for other people, even when those people aren’t wearing a badge… I wish that all police were like this one but sadly they aren’t…

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  1. I knew they existed! It’s not a myth!! I’ve actually seen two ther videos of police who observed everyone’s rights,by respecting the law and it’s limitations. There is another that sticks in my head. It was a New York City cop who was beating the ever living crap out a dude and his partner and him got into a scuffle because the partner was trying to stop him. Perfect example of those who should be and those that shouldn’t be cops.

  2. There is no such thing as a good cop. It doesn’t matter how many rights he does, it is the times he turns a blind eye to the misdeeds of his co-workers that count. Anyone who has ever held a job knows this. You know in the first 2 weeks of work who the slackers, bullies,etc are. Same with cops.The difference is, he took an oath to uphold the constitution and is not doing it.One right does not make up for the many wrongs.

    • Rider of Rohan says:

      If you want to change the behavior of police, all you need to do is vote a mayor into office who respects the Constitution. The police work for the mayor. It’s really as simple as that in most areas. Elect people to office who support the Constitution.

      • A Mayor, or any politician for that matter, who respects the constitution….Hmmm, I reckon that’s like looking for bigfoot. I’ve heard tales about them but just can’t find one!!!!!!

      • k. fields says:

        I agree Rider, law enforcement personnel (even SWAT teams) don’t work independently, they are all under the control of ELECTED officials be it a Mayor, City Council or rural Sheriff.
        If you have a bad encounter, complain to your elected official and use the power of your vote to enact change.

      • Hunker-Down says:

        What about judges who throw out laws they don’t like? Can the mayor fight that?

      • poorman says:
    • I agree, they simply do not exist. My older brother was a cop in my home town for many years, I have first hand knowledge of the mindset and it is ugly. Cops, all cops, believe that society is made of them and the rest of us. They believe that we are all breaking or have broken some law and it their job to find that transgression and punish us for it, by any means available. This includes beating the living crap out of you until you confess.

    • No ,no ,no ,no! There are good cops, it is just that we are exposed to all the bad ones that it is difficult to believe any are good at all. This is the same as there are no good people. If this is honestly true, then we are finished as human beings. And finding a politician who even understands the Constitution is going to be difficult to find, that I agree to whole heartedly.

    • Nightshift says:

      Ohio, I disagree. I was a cop for 20 years and was passed over for Sgt the first time cause the CID captain thought I was too honest. Fortunately the Big Boss Gave me a chance. I did alot of good as a cop and didn’t try to bury folks with bull shit. I even went the extra mile to clear some folks that were not guilty.

      I have been threatened by superiors for complaining about the “Bad Cops”. I retired. Most of them transferred to other departments. Yes, there are some POS cops out there. Thats why I retired. BTW, I put a brother officer in prison for 10 years so I can sleep at night.

      Don’t be so fast to judge. True goood cops are few and far between these days I agree, but don’t lump us all in together. Your comment didn’t leave any room for the good cops.

      • Nightshift,

        Thank you for your service and for being one of the few good ones…

      • Encourager says:

        Nightshift, thank you for your integrity. And your service.

        • AZ camper says:

          Well, I hit the report button by accident,…sorry! Thank you, for being one of the good officers. I live near our town’s police dept. and have had contact several times with officers here. Once my husband was traveling for work and I heard noises outside in my driveway in the wee hours of the morning. I called the station and they sent a patrol car within a few minutes to check it out. Another time, our dog got out of the gate and ran away. My kids hopped on their bikes and went after her before I could do anything. They were 5 and 9 years old and had never biked alone in this neighborhood. I went looking in the car and couldn’t find them. It was starting to get dark and I was really getting worried when a cop delivered my kids and my big dog in his patrol car right to our door. At that moment, he was like a guardian angel…Now, he did not know us personally, so he was just being one of the good guys. Another time, our truck was broken into parked out front. An officer came within a half hour of calling them and took our statement. We did not expect them to really find the culprit who smashed the window and stole our stereo, but at least they took the info and dusted for prints. Our neighborhood feels safer to me because the station is near us.

  3. patientmomma says:

    We have to take LEOs on a case-by-case basis. I know several LEOs and they respect the law and personal rights; they re good people. That said, there are a bunch who abuse the law and use it as personal power to control others.

  4. Like the guy said on the video, “Welcome to Texas!”

  5. Encourager says:

    I personally know a good, good cop. When a liberal neighbor called and complained that we “continually were shooting guns and disturbing the peace” he stopped by here first and talked to us. LOL, he even gave me a few pointers on holding my firearm better. He was here almost a half hour just shooting the breeze (pun intended…) He had no problem with us having our own firing range and using it. He then went over to the neighbor (who was standing in his driveway the whole time observing him talking to us), put his finger in the neighbor’s face and told him if he called again and complained about us using our firearms on our property, he would find himself in hot water. He wasn’t ‘talking’ to him, he was yelling at him (probably so we could hear every word, lol).

    This cop (our chief of police) quit a few weeks ago, when the township board went behind his back and negotiated with the county sheriff to take over policing the township. So now we have no local police force and are forced to deal this the county. Three officers lost their jobs.

    The chief made sure he went around and met people in his jurisdiction. He and his men routinely checked on the elderly and infirm. He was hard on meth makers, drunks and druggies. The only people that didn’t like him were the crooks. I miss him.

  6. Encourager says:

    Hey! I just now noticed the little howling wolf on the very bottom of the page!!! How long has he been there?? Cute!!

  7. foodprepper says:

    I have several cops that live in my neighborhood, 4 living on my block alone. The majority of these cops in my neighborhood are outstanding individuals who treat people with respect, even criminals. I enjoy having them in our neighborhood. I know this is not the case everywhere but it is in the neighborhood I live in.

  8. tommy2rs says:

    So we should celebrate because there was one guy with a badge doing his job as he’s supposed to? Whoopee frickin’ do! Let me know when the whole system is fixed, that would be worth a celebration.

    • Donna g says:

      The whole system will never be fixed, that’s why we gotta celebrate all the good ones, so they know folks notice they’re doing it right!

  9. JZthunder says:

    A good cop can be found.
    Being x law enforcement I have know several good cops some which have died in the line of duty protecting others. Some of which have helped the bad guys turn around to good law abiding citizens.
    I was married to a CHP who by himself earned top recognition by M.A.D.D. for taking more drunk impaired drivers off the road . Try to think that one of those that didnt get away could have been driving the same day, same way, wrong way as one of your loved ones.
    Some are heroes some are not. They are not all the same.

  10. OwlCreekObserver says:

    The nation’s founders viewed full-time police as being in the same category as a standing army, both of which they opposed.

    I’ve had many informal dealings with cops and had no problems with them because we always treated each other with respect and courtesy. But all it took was one incident to sour my outlook on the lot of them. Shortly after 9-11-2001, an overzealous cop decided that my wife and I represented a terrorist threat because we returned a rental car to the local airport late at night as we returned from a vacation. It did not go well and I filed a complaint with the chief of police. The idiot cop is probably a detective by now.

  11. I have seen a lot of posts about this issue recently. A lot say cops have a “us vs them” attitude. That is true, but is also true of most groups and organizations that exist. Military, Firefighters, EMS, Nurses & Doctors in the ER, Teachers….I could go on and on. It is human nature and will never go away. We all think and feel our group or our family are the best and it is always us against them…..you protect your own. Guys, that is exactly what would happen in most of the situations we talk about when the SHTF. Cops are human….just like you. Actually, I don’t like most of them, but they are just like us.

  12. Patriot Dave says:

    You know the entire profession has gone down hill big time and wallowing in excrement when you even see a headline like this.

    More and more they send out the swat teams to kill fawns, pour raw milk out, enforce building codes and arrest people for misdemeanors and shoot pets. That is, if they get the right address.

    • Big Bear says:

      Keep in mind that our law enforcement officers are controlled by politicians and lawyers! Those two groups write the laws and then tell the enforcement branch which ones to enforce and how to enforce them.

      • tommy2rs says:

        Yeah because “just following orders” is such a good excuse for over reaction, abuse, extortion, murder and coverups. Makes it hard to tell criminals from the cops when the cops have become what they fight.

        We need more states to do as Indiana did and expand the Castle Doctrine to allow deadly force against “unlawful intrusion by public servants”.

      • MonsterTruck says:

        Big Bear…

        People here like to kill the messengers instead of changing to t policies set by the politicians……

  13. Patriot Dave says:

    It is off topic, but I just received this and had to share it with the pack.

    GUN CONTROL SOLUTION!!!!

    *Gun Control that makes sense. *

    *Great Idea! … *

    *Why didn’t I think of this? *

    *In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the
    United States . *

    *In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of
    the United States who later died from the wound. *

    *In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy,
    President of the United States. *

    *In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford,
    President of the United States. *

    *In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President
    of the United States. *

    *In 1984 James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people
    in a McDonalds restaurant. *

    *In 1986 Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15
    people in an Oklahoma post office. *

    *In 1990 James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people
    at a GMAC office. *

    *In 1991 George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23
    people in a Luby’s cafeteria. *

    *In 1995 James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5
    coworkers in a Texas laboratory.*

    *In 1999 Larry Asbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people
    at a church service. *

    *In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in
    a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US. *

    *In 2003 Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7
    people at a Lockheed Martin plant. *

    *In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung – Hui Cho, shot and killed 32
    people in Virginia Tech. *

    *In 2010 a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner,
    shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others. *

    *In 2011 a registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie
    theater and shot and killed 12 people. *

    *In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7
    people in Minneapolis. *

    *In 2013 a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26
    people in a school. *

    *As recently as Sept 2013, an angry Democrat shot 12 at a Navy ship
    yard. *

    *One could go on, but you get the point, even if the media does not. *

    *Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns. *

    *Not one NRA member, Tea Party member, or Republican conservatives were
    involved in these shootings and murders. *

    *SOLUTION: *

    *It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns. *

    Written with tongue firmly planted in cheek.

    • The 2 Columbine school shooters in ’98 came from families whose parents were registered Dem.
      The Col school shooter was a registered Dem.
      The Sandy Hook shooter was a registered Dem.
      The list goes on. & the mainstream media keeps hiding the real facts.

  14. Big Bear says:

    I don’t understand the venom being bandied about on this blog toward law enforcement personnel. It started with BCtruck’s article and has been kept going by others. Name a group, any group of people bound by a common denominator (job, religion, sex, ethnicity, etc.) or holding similar interests that doesn’t have bad apples in their collective barrel. Which one of you that’s doing all the bitching about cops hasn’t had frustrations at work, at home, or just trying to get by in this world? The cops are hampered in their job by inane laws, a legal system slanted in favor of the criminals, the media out looking for the next big police corruption story, and so on. The old saying goes “one aw s#^T wipes out a thousand atta-a-boys”. If you had to play by the same rules as those hampering our law enforcement people would you not also become hardened and cynical? Give these folks a break …….. they deserve that and more!

    This blog is not the forum for a vitriolic diatribe against LEO’s. I thought it was all about prepping and surviving the coming hard times we believe are coming. Come on MD, get control of your blog or start another one for the “off topic” posters!.

    • Well since you mentioned me specifically,i feel like its ok for me to answer for my aricle. My article was to warn people that believe that mayberry cop days still exist.Its about survival. Every day you leave your house,you are at risk of not coming home alive.the dangers that exist are many and mostly obvious to a sensible thinking person. There are also dangers that have come into existance as our society grows and the world we grew up in changes.One of those dangers that folks may not realize exist,is the tempermanet and attitude that the police have towards joe citizen,has changed dramatically from escalating a simple traffic stop,into a vehicle search and complete records check of all the occupants in the car. I dont think you can deny that the frequency of police murder and beatings hasnt escalated to an alrming number.In every sense of the word,this subject is about preparing. preparing for a tornado with information and a plan of action,is no differant than planning for police brutality and having a coures of action for that as well.There are topics that have been of no interest to me on this blog,but rather than dictate what the owner or other readers of this blog get to publish or read, i wait till something comes along that interests me or maybe i have some experience or a thought to offer.I dont see where you get off trying to control what thousands of people come to thois blog for,variety,discussion,interaction with other readers and commenters.What you are doing is exactly what the lefties do when they dont want to address a subject,except they usually resort to claiming racism to shut down a discussion. I dont understand why you think your better than all the other people who may not have an interest in a particular subject,but have the decency and politeness,to just wait till a subject that is of interest comes around. Im truly sorry you feel we all have to placate your whims.

      • Big Bear says:

        Interesting post Bctruck:

        My comments were in defense of a slice of our society that was/is being maligned. I think your article had a greater focus on your many bad experiences with policemen rather information on ways to identify dangerous cops and deal with them. Your article precipitated a series of postings that I feel are not in keeping with the intent of MD’s Blog and I found personally disturbing. I’m not trying to dictate anything ……. simply voice my opinion with my comments.

        I believe you used a broad brush to inaccurately paint a large group of people. Kind of like the way many folks paint a picture of crazy preppers and survivalists. Aside from a single reference to your article, my comments were on-topic and not a personal assault. Do I not have the right to voice my opinion or is that right contingent on my agreeing with you? I certainly don’t think I’m better than everyone else but I also don’t think I am any worse. Anytime anyone posts something on a public blog they are subject to criticism …….. such is the case here.

        My comment to MD is my opinion. I read his blog regularly, I’ve contributed articles and even won a few contests. I appreciate MD’s efforts to produce and manage this blog; Therefore, I don’t like to see a great blog (dedicated to prepping and survival) become a forum for personal vendetta or hate against any aspect of our society.

        • Bctruck says:

          I’m not going to continue this conversation since there doesn’t seem to be a way for both of us to be happy. I will say this,and I’ll end my participation in this subject. The murderous and ego driven nightmares that police haveturned into is important enough that at least 2/3rds of the commenters agreed that thus is a serious issue. It’s also serious enough that not a day goes by that some innocent person us killed or the wrong house was entered during one the “no knock ” swat attacks. Your opinion of the importance of this subject is clearly in the minority. Yet you admonish M.D. To stop talking about it and only publish articles that you feel are more prepper related. Me personally, I can think of no greater threat to my life or property than out if control law enforcement. You may have the last word, because this is mine.

          • MentalMatt says:

            Were coming to get you BC, were coming to get you, LOL, LOL

            • at this point matt,im convinced your on your daddys computer and he is going to be very angry that youve made him look like such a silly child.

      • k. fields says:

        BC, I think you are looking at history through rose colored glasses when you say law enforcement abuses have increased – most any serious study will find numerous accounts of sheer brutality, corruption and iron-fisted police control methods having been used throughout our nation’s past that show today’s activities to be pale comparisons. The videos, news articles, discussions, etc. that we see today would have been quickly quashed in the not so distant past.
        It’s important to point out abuse when it occurs and it’s necessary for us all to work to stop it – the technology and openness we enjoy today should make that much easier than it ever has been.

    • Encourager says:

      I, also, am starting to feel uncomfortable with the hate-the-cops posts. In every single field, you have bad apples.

      I know a pastor who stole money from the church, drove out anyone who disagreed with him, lied, cheated on his wife, and after he was removed from the church he was suppose to be serving, was appointed as a marriage counselor in the head church. ~~ Does that make ALL pastors bad people?

      I know a doctor who molested teenage girls who came to him for school physicals. He insisted on performing pelvics on them and molested them. ~~ Does that make ALL doctors bad people?

      I know a local farmer who cheats on his wife, keeping a girlfriend in another house he owns, cheats people by not paying them their share of the profits on their farmland he rents. ~~ He is a jerk, but does that make ALL farmers bad people?

      I could go on and on, but you get the point.

      Everyone is entitled to their opinion about anything and everything. But let’s put this animosity away. Let’s get back to preppin’ folks and helping each other become better preppers. I would really hate to see some very helpful people leave this site because of this hatred.

      Philippians 4:8
      “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

      • Big Bear says:

        +10

      • MentalMatt says:

        Thank you

      • Thom Jefferson says:

        The difference is that the people whose money was stolen by the pastor VOLUNTARILY ELECTED to attend that church and place the funds in his hand – he was not armed, given a badge and the backing of the State/Federal Government and given authority to use DEADLY FORCE at HIS DISCRETION. LEOs are FORCED on us – farmers, doctors, etc. are not. Apples and oranges. If I strike a doctor because he puts his hand in an inappropriate place, I can defend that action; if I do the same to a LEO I will either be mace’d, tase’d AND then beaten senseless by other officers who arrive and only see their ‘brother in blue’ down, or pay with my life. Apples and oranges. Trust WE place in people is on us; Authority forced on us by others is a whole different story. Anyone who had the power and authority to take another life in the name of the state has to be held to the very highest standard.

      • seeuncourt says:

        +100 I appreciate mds support of the first amendment, but we all know this is a complex issue that cannot simply be labeled good vs bad.

    • Laws are one thing , their job is to inforce those laws , its a judge’s job to decide if your guilty or not , thats one thing , what is the issue is the CONDUCT while doing their job ……that does deserve the venom , good thing our forefathers didnt just sit quietly in the corner and not discuss wrong openly .

    • Hunker-Down says:

      My issue with the police started when I learned that they have the power to take my preps. That awareness developed long before it was popular to gripe about the situation on this blog. I’m sure it is a common reaction among the Pack.

      You are mistaken that BCtruck started it.
      You are out of line with your comments toward M.D.

      • Surviving in Ky says:

        I agree with you Hunker-Down. The problem starts with certain people being unable to give an opinion on a topic without taking a personal swipe at someone when they don’t agree with them. BC gave his opinion and I respect that. I’m sure MD posted the video to start conversation and listen to our opinion’s and not listen to personal attacks. BC’s experience over the years driving a truck has undoubtedly brought him into more contact with LEO’s than any 10 of us may ever see. That experience gained through his eyes by traffic jams, wrecks, weigh stations, DOT officers and the many laws that cover over the road trucking is invaluable to those of us who haven’t experienced that life style. I am not always right but I do try to respect others opinions even though I may disagree. The personal attacks are not necessary nor wanted. As for this site, I have gleamed more knowledge from the people on this site than any dozen others I have visited. Some of those I may not have agreed with but it did give me another view from their eyes.

    • Chuck Findlay says:

      (I don’t understand the venom being bandied about on this blog toward law enforcement personnel.)

      That may be because you don’t understand the current job cops have been given. The US government has declared war on it’s own people, they call us terrorist, they break into our homes and arrest us if we are lucky, if not lucky they kill us, they imprison us at a rate well above any other nation for trivial and made up causes.

      The main instrument of their force upon us is the police. Cops are being trained to consider all of us guilty, they are getting military training at an alarming rate that has only one use, to be used against the people of this country, not an invading force.

      You seem to not to like people here noticing this aggression, murder and war that the cops / government has declared on us.

      The problem is not us, it’s the aggressors. All we are doing is pointing out what they are doing and saying we don’t like it.

      All of us need to wake up and look at what is going on around us more and more every day.

      .

      • MentalMatt says:

        I did not declare war, nor have my co workers, pleases take on a case by case situation

      • Thom Jefferson says:

        Well said, Mr. Findlay! To paraphrase my long winded friend Ben, ‘If you surrender freedom for security, you deserve neither?’

    • Big Bear, actually the bias against cops didn’t start w/ bc’s article. We’ve seen a steady stream of bad cop stories published or linked to this site for quite some time. & more than on other prepper sites I[‘ve noticed.

      bc’s article was in response to MD’s instruction to be “fair & balanced.” So in response to the dozen negative ex’s in bc’s article, we get one video of one good cop. That’s “fair and balanced.”

      • I gave 3 examplse. Onlt three. Thew first encounter with a dirt bag liar at the very begining of my trucking career, and the very last encounter with a dirtbag liar at the end of my carreer. i threw in the one (the 3rd) about the loony tunes cop who was angered that i said sir to her instead of mamm. There was no “dozen examples” gross exageration makes your point even less valid.

        • bc, u continue to prove my pt on the other thread, about being unable to let someone express a differing opinion without feeling a need to refute it. A person who’s secure in their self-image or self-esteem would be able to let others express differing viewpoints without the need to refute him/her so consistently.

          • Its an opinion,only if its the truth. by saying i gave dozens of examples when i only gave 3, is a lie,its not an opinion. I dont know why you think you can say what ever you want,true or not, and i dont have the right to refute a lie being told about what i wrote. what do you call what your doing? do you have the right to reply to me,but i dont have that smae right? your making no sense at all. secure in self esteem and self image? are freekin batty? what on earth does that mean?

            • bc, I’m giving up, as apparently, others have too. You’ve made it clear that u’re going to argue this until the cows go home. You’re right. Your experiences w/ bad cops means that almost all of them are rotten to the core, w/ bad attitudes, suggesting that motorists pay them bribes, refusing to let honest truckers go without a ticket for something. Your opinion on this matter is as true as the north star. You’ve won.

              • Bctruck says:

                Your going to let this go,but only after you have the last word. Your very funny redc.

    • cops can shoot you. that’s the difference.

    • Patriot Dave says:

      Big Bear
      Regardless of which side of the issue you are on, Censorship is not the solution. We don’t solve problems by sweeping them under the rug and not discussing them. We cannot prep for martial law, government tyranny, unconstitutional behavior by our public servants if we don’t know they happen.
      Whether this is increasing or decreasing does not matter. (Although I believe that it’s increasing) But the fact that this behavior is happening, must be reported, must be discussed and must be responded to. — In order to solve the problem. So my opinion is this is a very valid topic that must be discussed openly.
      If you don’t think it is a problem at all, you are entitled to your opinion. You have the privilege of posting it here. But so do the rest of us. This is a two way street.
      Big Bear, I do hope you continue to add your comments to the subject and defend your opinions. Your participation is needed as well. A howling good day to you.

      • Big Bear says:

        PD …… I wholeheartedly agree with everything you say.

        My original comment (which I believe bc took too personally) was not intended to defend the indefensible. Bad LEO’s exist and we’ve all heard about them or had a first hand experience with one or more …….. but not all LEO’s are bad. Why I commented was due to my perception that the conversation was a negative pile-on that was very one sided without regard for what I think is the actual situation.

        MD published a post in January 2013 written by a former LEO: http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/suggestions-dealing-law-enforcement-officer-leo/ ) It is articulate, informative, and presents the another side of this issue ….. well worth reading.
        (You can find it in the Prepper Tips List section)

        Perhaps my closing comments to MD would have been better left unsaid as I didn’t think about the fact that they would be taken as advocating censorship. This was not my intent …………. my bad!

        I’ll continue to post and probably get on some peoples nerves, but this is a conversation……….. right?

        Thanks for your thoughtful input!

  15. Lake Lili says:

    When these postings have come up before I have refrained from commenting as I live in a different country. But I did want to say that my limited interaction with four police forces in Canada has been nothing shy of a pleasure. I have encountered members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Metropolitan Toronto Police and just recently met several members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. All were polite, friendly, even keeled, and just…oh lets say, ever so slightly frustrated by the liberal bullcookies being handed down by the courts.

    Perhaps some one could explain to me why the position of Sheriff is so often an elected position. This has always confused me…

    • Brearbear says:

      …i to have…in my limited exposure to the Canadian police…have only good things to say.

      I get it already…some of you do not like or even hate police.

      So my question is this…

      First…do you want to make this world a better place?
      Second…are you capable of forgiveness?
      Third…what ideas can you come up with to find a solution to this or any problem?
      …so…what can and what will you try to do about it?

    • Lili, the position of county Sheriff is extremely important. In most states the Sheriff can refuse to enforce (and even use his own force to keep away the Feds sent to enforce) any Federal law he deems unconstitutional. And so this is why that position is elected. The lefties want to change this and turn the Sheriff office into another appointed stooge, to prevent the use of the Sheriff as a brake to their takeover.

      Any time a candidate for Sheriff runs on the platform that it’s just a tax collection job, you know that either he has no clue of the position he’s running for or he’s being disingenuous.

  16. David: San Antonio says:

    I’ve personally known a few good cops…but that was 40-50 years ago…the ones I meet today…don’t deserve a badge. I’m not saying there aren’t a few good ones out there, but they are an endangered species.
    @Patriot Dave
    Nice post. The one qualifying denominator…all were democrats, liberal or socialist…which is all the same, anyway. Yes, indeed…these type of people are dangerous when allowed to own firearms…or allowed to breed.

  17. Texican says:

    Glad to see it, but surprised it was an Austin police officer.

  18. LittleAnniePrepper says:

    I see that emotions are running high on this one, but could NOT stop myself from commenting. I know people will think I had a bias. First, let me agree with those who say there are rotten apples in every barrel. I’m middle aged and have seen quite a bit happen in my life. As someone said above, when you have groups of people with similar beliefs, etc., you will have people ranging from the great ones to the ones who barely made it and should not remain in their positions. I’ve been in emergency medical care, was a law enforcement dispatcher and my mother’s family are 3rd generation cops. Were the cops in my family perfect? No. But they were dedicated, decorated, followed the law, used their belief in God and their sense of right and wrong to carry out their duties. That’s the best any of us can do in any position we hold. Even some of the good cops I knew just did stupid things and some of them paid for it by losing their job and others got away with it. Should we only have the finest people be our police officers? Of course. These people carry guns. Hello! But police brutality exists and when the SHTF it will only get worse. Anyone who has the tendency to bully will probably be a thousand times worse when they’re struggling to survive.

    P.S. M.D., love the chicken coop from yesterday. You’ve inspired me!

  19. I know a cop who is a good cop. He is a full time city police officier, part-time pastor of my church, and Army Chaplin reservist. He reports for active duty today. He may be unusual, but he is the cop I personally know.

  20. GoneWithTheWind says:

    That is all any of them have to do. They don’t have to act macho and push good citizens around or manhandle them in some bogus arrest. If they treat the citizens with respect they will get respect in return.

  21. We have some fine cops here in Maine. But that said, there is a difference between the highway cops and the game wardens (here they are often the only LEO around). There are bad apples in any bunch of people, but it’s the cops who have guns and authority to fire on you if they feel threatened. Their training is telling them to react to sudden movements as if they are threats. I will try to do my part to help the good ones stay good by keeping my hands in full view and not doing anything without permission first. And, yes, I will be keeping a watch on the level of military and SWAT equipment they buy. So far, we haven’t seen the swattings here that are going on elsewhere. If a Boston style search action goes on here, they will have to drag me out if there is no search warrant. I will not comply with a fear based warrant less military occupation style search.

  22. Chuck Findlay says:

    Boston is a good example of what is coming. We all should give some serious thoughts and actions to plan to keep our stuff hidden as house to house searches are likely in our future.

    Even if you take no action now, at least do some research on it and save the info on how to protect your supplies, food, guns, silver & gold, or anything else you value.

    PS: Don’t store said info in the cloud, anyone that thinks cloud-based info storage is safe from the government is a fool.

    Heck I don’t even store it on a net-connected computer.

    .

  23. I’m glad to see others who are weary of this anti-law enforcement bias here, speaking up. I was wondering if I was the only one.. Nice to know that I’m not alone.

    • I think the big difference between the way cops used to be (friendly helpful, and courteous) is fear. They never know if the person they stop for a traffic violation is going to pull out their license or a gun. The world is a lot meaner place than it used to be.

      • I think folks who get pulled over are just as concerned if they are gonna be murdered by the cop while reaching for their wallet for their liscense or god forbid,their ninja attack cane.

      • That’s why I was taught to always keep both your hands on the top of the steering wheel, where they are clearly visible to the cop, until he gets to the driver’s door & asks for your license & registration. Also, being polite & respectful, rather than expressing attitude & disrespect go a long way to getting alone w/ law enforcement officers.

        • RedC,

          The need for respect goes both ways… you have to give to receive.

        • do you think the 70 year old man that was mudered by cop a couple days ago,while REACHING FOR HIS CANE, was being disrectful and deserved to be shot dead? how bout the man that was beat to death by no less than 5 cops a few days ago? unarmed and in front of his wife and children?did he disrespect the cops and desrerve to be murdered in the most horrific fashion by 5 men who swore to protect,not commit murder? recently there was a senile old man in a wheel chair that they shot dead,what about him? the 8 year old boy shot dead? I could go on and on but im wasting my breath on someone who clearly had some sort of bizarre fixation on genuflecting to authority and kissing their boots no matter what nightmares they heap upon peoples lives. I think its your self esteem and self worth that are in question here,as well as your sanity.

  24. Wow, MD – bet you never expected this kind of turmoil, or did you? It is indeed a polarizing subject. Thanks for starting the discussion!

  25. Tactical G-Ma says:

    How long we gonna beat this dead horse?

  26. MD,
    If you decide on the weekly post here is a link to another one I just read about. Cops stealing from people that they pull over in Suffolk County in NY. http://autos.aol.com/article/police-officer-new-york-traffic-stop-latino/?icid=mainggrid7%7Cmaing8%7Cdl22%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D450482.

    There is a long history of people in power abusing it. There have been bad cops for a very long time. Thanks to todays technology it comes to light much faster and to a larger audience. WE need to use this info to band together to make drastic changes to how things are handled. I have no idea of how to accomplish this though.

    Like was mentioned above every occupation, race, religion etc… has its bad apples. Yes there are a few good cops but unfortunately the bad ones make it very bad for all of us.

  27. I just had to add this– though not necessarily on this exact topic, it applies to all preppers, survivalists, and good ol’ boys.

    You may have heard on the news about a Southern California man who was put under
    72-hour psychiatric observation when it was found he owned 100 guns and allegedly had (by rough estimate)
    100,000 rounds of ammunition stored in his home. The house also featured a secret escape tunnel.

    By Southern California standards someone owning 100,000 rounds would be called “mentally unstable.”

    Just imagine if he lived elsewhere:

    In Arizona, he’d be called “an avid gun collector.”

    In Arkansas, he’d be called “a novice gun collector.”

    In Utah, he’d be called “moderately well prepared,” but they’d probably reserve judgment until they made sure that he had a corresponding quantity of stored food.”

    In Kansas, he’d be “A guy down the road you would want to have for a friend.”

    In Montana, he’d be called “The neighborhood ‘Go-To’ guy.”

    In Alabama, he’d be called “a likely gubernatorial candidate.”

    In Georgia, he’d be called “an eligible bachelor.”

    In North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, and South Carolina he would be called “a deer hunting buddy.”

    And in Texas he’s just “Bubba, who’s a little short on ammo…”

    • Tactical G-Ma says:

      Best laugh I’ve had today.

      And on that note:
      If you love to practice using your firearms in an everyday scenario, crime or SHTF, hook up with your local USPSA competitors. Check them out on YouTube. Even old folks, so long as you can walk and shoot can participate!

    • They use these “involuntary commitments” for observation as an excuse to confiscate your guns, even if they decide later you are ok. They did it to a prepper in Tennessee. He was one of the guys on the TV show and a doctor disapproved of him, so when he went home instead of going to the hospital as the Dr recommended the Dr sent the sheriff to haul him off for “observation”.

    • Encourager says:

      +10, Nama!!!

  28. The discussion of good cop vs bad cop is seriously pissing me off. Respectfully, They pay their bills just like the rest of us. You would think by some of this blog comments that they were communists (or Muslims). Gosh. Really?
    These are the same people I know that volunteer to help in my neighborhood schools, are active in NRA sponsored shoots, teach How not to be a victim to women, coach football, mentor our children by being role models and go to church with me on Sundays. Personally, most of the law enforcement folks I know help out without being asked. Good people. We, in our community value them and respect them. In turn, the same is returned. You have no idea how many of our Firefighters, Prison Correctional Officers and Police discuss with great uneasiness of the same concerns we have expressed here with regards to our Country. I place them in the same category of our young men and women serving our country. Are they communists too? If I have to pick sides, I pick them. They at least have demonstrated through their actions instead of words that they are committed to us and our community.

    • Big Bear says:

      +10

    • Chuck Findlay says:

      (Mrs. B March 5, 2014 at 9:27 pm
      The discussion of good cop vs bad cop is seriously pissing me off)

      You are right, people are as you say getting pissed off over the actions cops have taken the last several years. They are more and more killing, assaulting, beating to death, and using Jack-Boot methods on the people of this country. Almost every day you can find a story of an out-of-control cop that went well beyond what any reasoned person would call right.

      (If I have to pick sides, I pick them. They at least have demonstrated through their actions instead of words that they are committed to us and our community.)

      YES they have demonstrated through their actions how little respect or care they give to the people they are supposed to serve. They now serve the interest of a socialist government out of control. The side the police are picking (as you call it) is not the people, it the government.

      Chose to not see this at your own danger, but most people see a real escalating danger.

      .

  29. Jersey Drifter says:

    Lets see what happens in CT with their gun confiscation. Let’s see how many good cops / bad cops there are when it comes to the Constitution vs bad laws.

  30. put your boots on says:
  31. Chuck Findlay says:

    I stopped at B&N book store today to buy the latest Backwoods Home Magazine (March / April 2014 issue) and on page 73 there is an article about this very problem. The militarization of America’s police forces.

    It is a must read for everyone.

  32. Chuck Findlay says:

    Here IS a good cop.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4h_2vBVwUA

    Wish we had a lot more of them…

    • Encourager says:

      Sadly, he went on with his day after this, and died, killed in the line of duty.