Bland wrote:Then you've just been talking out yer ass, eh?Quid Pro Quo wrote:I never said anything about being hassled by security, nor did I say anything about being harrassed at shows, bars, clubs, or games.
I mean, what did all this mean if not "I've had to deal with cops before?"
Not at all. Are you under the false impression that cops are only present at shows, bars, clubs, or games?
Bland wrote:Quid Pro Quo wrote:If I'm dealing with an honest cop who is just doing his job, then there should be no problem. If I'm dealing with some sadistic petty tyrant, he can usually get the sense that I can and will take his head off before the tazer clears the holster, and again, there should be no problem. Since that philosophy has worked for almost 50 years, I see no reason to abandon it.
"Dealing with an honest cop" sounds to me like you've dealt with some reasonable cops.
"Dealing with some sadistic petty tyrant" sounds to me like you've dealt with some unreasonable cops.
"Worked for almost 50 years....." sounds to me like you've been dealing with cops of all stripes for 5 decades.
The only person giving the impression that you've had a lot of encounters with law enforcement is you. And if you haven't had these encounters, why on Earth should anyone listen to your "philosophy" on how to extricate yourself from them?
Yes, I have dealt with some reasonable cops, as well as some unreasonable ones. I use the phrase "almost 50 years" because i am almost 50 years old. If you want to split hairs, the number would more accurately be lower, as I don't recall any cops present at my birth.