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Morris
10-21-2012, 21:32
Does the entitlement issue also run over their common sense? In the last three weeks, on traffic stops, I've had people stop by my stop to ask me questions, then get upset when I tell them to wait until I am done. Or when I tell them to stop walking between my patrol car and the offender's stopped car. They get all snippy.

People seem to think that they are entitled to distract me and even as polite as I can be, still get the major butt hurts because I tell them to do something for their safety and mine.

It's really taken off in the last three weeks or so so it's caught my attention. Am I alone?

glocksalot
10-21-2012, 21:46
definately not the only one

i just keep having to remind myself that there are still good/smart people out there.....somewhere

bccop
10-21-2012, 22:13
definately not the only one

i just keep having to remind myself that there are still good/smart people out there.....somewhere

The retards are everywhere and they all seem suprised and annoyed that I can't break off from my traffic stop to give them directions.

I was directing traffic recently for a marathon and lost track of the number of people who thought it was a brilliant idea to stop in the middle of the intersection to ask for directions. When I suggested they park their car on the side of the road (instead of blocking an entire intersection) and get out to talk to me they would usually just drive away instead.

scottydl
10-21-2012, 22:15
Most people don't care about anything but themselves, and YOU are merely a distraction in the middle of their life. :P

But every so often you'll run into someone who really appreciates you (even the small stuff, like recently when a stranger offered to buy my drink at a gas station) ... and it reminds me there are decent folks out there. They are the ones you normally don't see, because they don't spend time calling the police to settle all their stupid issues that they can't solve themselves.

CAcop
10-21-2012, 22:22
Been like that for a long time around here. What amazes me are the jackasses who will stand by a few feet away itching to ask me some retarded question while I am having a conversation with someone else that I am sure they don't want the jackass to hear.

I relly need to start telling people to go stand out of earshot while I deal with person #1's issue. If they get pissy I'll tell the jackasses "I'm sorry your wife gave you herpes after sleeping with your brother but like I told you it is not a police issue."

Rabbi
10-21-2012, 22:53
I dont have a lot of mercy in me for people who insert themselves into my stops. They will get a firm dose of back off or suffer. I find that about half have the light bulb go off when they get that dose of "Are you stupid?" and they realize they made a bad judgment call. The other half...well, there is no helping them but they tend to back off which solves my problem.

The one that really gets me, is if I am in the middle of the road directing traffic and someone stops, in the middle of the road, to have some kind of conversation with me. Again, they get a dose of "what they hell are you thinking."

Morris
10-21-2012, 22:53
If they get pissy I'll tell the jackasses "I'm sorry your wife gave you herpes after sleeping with your brother but like I told you it is not a police issue."

:rofl:

"Dear Chief, the idiot deserved what I said . . . ."

lawman800
10-21-2012, 22:58
Been like that for a long time around here. What amazes me are the jackasses who will stand by a few feet away itching to ask me some retarded question while I am having a conversation with someone else that I am sure they don't want the jackass to hear.

I relly need to start telling people to go stand out of earshot while I deal with person #1's issue. If they get pissy I'll tell the jackasses "I'm sorry your wife gave you herpes after sleeping with your brother but like I told you it is not a police issue."

I've done it once many many moons ago... telling someone loudly in a courtroom that prostitution is a misdemeanor and probation is not that long. Shoulda seen her face... but she kinda deserved it.

I've long learned that common sense is about as common as good dental hygiene in England.

Ajon412
10-21-2012, 23:26
I'll just re-cap....People are idiots....:faint:

RetailNinja
10-22-2012, 00:03
I'll just re-cap....People are idiots....:faint:

I had a person walk up to me and ask me some question I can't remember, out on the street, in the middle of talking a suicidal guy into dropping the big kitchen knife he was holding. I remember looking at him, dropping lots of words that would be covered in these ********* and basically scare the turds out of him. I don't know how he didn't see the guy with the knife. :shocked:

Morris
10-22-2012, 00:09
Sort of like doing a felony stop in front of a strip mall and all the sheeple walking in front of your stop, rubber necking . . . .

Many years ago, citizen came to the station and filed a complaint on me because I told her to get her dumb ass away from the crossfire. It wasn't that I said dumb ass, it was because I could have shot her . . .

JuneyBooney
10-22-2012, 00:38
The retards are everywhere and they all seem suprised and annoyed that I can't break off from my traffic stop to give them directions.

I was directing traffic recently for a marathon and lost track of the number of people who thought it was a brilliant idea to stop in the middle of the intersection to ask for directions. When I suggested they park their car on the side of the road (instead of blocking an entire intersection) and get out to talk to me they would usually just drive away instead.

Directing traffic is very dangerous so always pay attention to what you are doing and tell them to pull to the side of the road like you stated. That Va trooper got killed by a lapse by someone a few weeks ago while he was in an intersection.

So the people are not pulling up and waiting "patiently".:upeyes: I hope they at least thank you a lot?

blueiron
10-22-2012, 00:42
As reiterated, many people are as stupid as the summer is hot.

nikerret
10-22-2012, 08:59
I know, for a fact, our Prosecutor will stand behind my recommended charges of Interference with a LEO: Obstructing Legal Process after I arrest someone for interrupting my traffic stop.

RyanNREMTP
10-22-2012, 15:43
As reiterated, many people are as stupid as the summer is hot.

Especially in Texas.

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steveksux
10-22-2012, 16:41
Entitlement? Oh yeah. More than you think. What's behind these mass shootings lately?

A) If I can't have her, no one can. Wife/girlfriend
B) Take my job, take your life in return.

people who never had to deal with the word "no" when growing up, think they are supposed to always get their way.

Killing a bunch of innocent folks along with the people who had the nerve to deny you your "rightful" whatever it was is the ultimate 2 year old temper tantrum writ large.

Maybe I'm reaching, but I think I'm on to something.

Randy

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CJStudent
10-22-2012, 17:10
Entitlement? Oh yeah. More than you think. What's behind these mass shootings lately?

A) If I can't have her, no one can. Wife/girlfriend
B) Take my job, take your life in return.

people who never had to deal with the word "no" when growing up, think they are supposed to always get their way.

Killing a bunch of innocent folks along with the people who had the nerve to deny you your "rightful" whatever it was is the ultimate 2 year old temper tantrum writ large.

Maybe I'm reaching, but I think I'm on to something.

Randy

Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine

You know, you may just be on to something there. You ought to see how they act when they get put inside the fence, too.

razdog76
10-22-2012, 18:29
Today, I took a B&E report. Two days ago, the realtor arrived to show the unoccupied house with a washing machine found in the middle of the driveway, a broken window, open back door, and the lights on. Tells me she didn't know what number to call.

Yesterday, took a report involving a guy wanting to report 16 checks stolen and cashed by his ex-fiance (a parolee from PA), and a big trash bag of used drug paraphernalia. Oh did I mention he discovered the theft of the checks last April, and that he loaned her his van last Friday, and it is MIA?

Panzergrenadier1979
10-22-2012, 20:35
Today, I took a B&E report. Two days ago, the realtor arrived to show the unoccupied house with a washing machine found in the middle of the driveway, a broken window, open back door, and the lights on. Tells me she didn't know what number to call.


I took a call last week from a mother who reported that she came home from running errands to find that the 6 pumpkins she had just bought for her kids for Halloween had been stolen off of her porch. Not an emergency call, but the mom was very sad for her kids.

The next day I learned that a neighbor had witnessed the trench-coat wearing teenaged suspects steal the pumpkins and called called the police STATION (not 911), WHILE the theft was taking place in front of him. Since he called after hours he left a VOICEMAIL message in which he excitedly describing the actors and the vehicle involved, in real time, as the theft was taking place..... People are stupid. :steamed:

Morris
10-22-2012, 20:57
Speaking of which . . .

http://blutube.policeone.com/police-news-videos/6017248-annoying-citizen-tries-to-pull-over-a-cop/

Hack
10-22-2012, 21:54
I am guessing the police officer had bigger fish to fry. That could have been good for charge of some type.

As, to the ones behind the fence, and what I deal with sometimes on escort duties, don't even get me started.

razdog76
10-23-2012, 06:32
I am guessing the police officer had bigger fish to fry. That could have been good for charge of some type.

As, to the ones behind the fence, and what I deal with sometimes on escort duties, don't even get me started.

Yep, used to believe after a year working inside you would have seen everything. Then had to change it to 2 years, and so on. :supergrin:

jbglock
10-23-2012, 06:56
I tell a person once to move away and I will speak to them when I am done. In a nice manner if the situation allows it. If I'm pointing a gun at a armed man the words are a bit harsh. It is not just entitlement. It is also a lack of common sense. Just be glad so many people are that way. They are our real job security after all.

ksnyder
10-23-2012, 07:53
I responded to a call of shots fired in a bar one night. I find the suspect in the middle of the road near the bar with a rifle in his hands. Blue lights flashing, gun out, yelling at suspect. A family in a minivan drives past the suspect holding a rifle and stops between us to watch the situation. Now I'm yelling at two people. Found out after the arrest the gun had jammed after he fire a couple shots at somebody in the bar. He was too drunk to hit the target.

merlynusn
10-23-2012, 09:17
Today, I took a B&E report. Two days ago, the realtor arrived to show the unoccupied house with a washing machine found in the middle of the driveway, a broken window, open back door, and the lights on. Tells me she didn't know what number to call.

Yesterday, took a report involving a guy wanting to report 16 checks stolen and cashed by his ex-fiance (a parolee from PA), and a big trash bag of used drug paraphernalia. Oh did I mention he discovered the theft of the checks last April, and that he loaned her his van last Friday, and it is MIA?

I hope you didn't take a report for the checks.

razdog76
10-23-2012, 12:25
I hope you didn't take a report for the checks.

I have no choice, if I talk to someone I have to write a report... not only that, but for stuff like this, must conduct an investigation. :steamed:

To be fair, he said he was hospitalized at the time, and she took and pawned a bunch of his stuff too, which I was able to locate, and put a hold on it. Just torques me off because I have other cases that need my attention too, and no prosecutor will ever take it.

lndshark
10-23-2012, 18:25
It's not just traffic stops. Twice this week, I've been blacked-out in a parking lot, observing tomfoolery and waiting for heinous transgressions of events to transpire, when Mr. & Mrs. Citizen pull up, high-beams on me, to tell me about another motorist so-and-so who cut them off outside of town in another jurisdiction...15 minutes prior.

My favorite from Saturday - it's 3:00 am. I'm hiding in a parking lot behind a restaurant watching a parked vehicle behind our Dairy Queen. The occupants are up to something. Along comes Joe Motorist...HONKS his horn and fully illuminates me and my Tahoe...to tell me...about a coyote...on the side street. Well. No sheeet! It backs up to a bean field, genius! Thanks for giving me away too. Have a nice evening!

Let's face it, folks. People have no clue about what we do, nor do a good majority of them appreciate us. Oh, keep a positive attitude, BTW :rofl:

merlynusn
10-24-2012, 07:33
I have no choice, if I talk to someone I have to write a report... not only that, but for stuff like this, must conduct an investigation. :steamed:

To be fair, he said he was hospitalized at the time, and she took and pawned a bunch of his stuff too, which I was able to locate, and put a hold on it. Just torques me off because I have other cases that need my attention too, and no prosecutor will ever take it.

That sucks. I'd be able to justify not taking a report for that because it happened 6 months ago and he's been in ready contact with her. He even loaned her his van. Therefore, he must not give a **** about the stolen checks and doesn't want to prosecute (as shown by his actions and no DA would ever take that case. Heck, I'd be lucky if I could even get a warrant for that). Now, the van, I'd do an unauthorized use report for that.

razdog76
10-24-2012, 08:05
That sucks. I'd be able to justify not taking a report for that because it happened 6 months ago and he's been in ready contact with her. He even loaned her his van. Therefore, he must not give a **** about the stolen checks and doesn't want to prosecute (as shown by his actions and no DA would ever take that case. Heck, I'd be lucky if I could even get a warrant for that). Now, the van, I'd do an unauthorized use report for that.

He says he was not able to deal with it mentally. I can't make him understand that if that is true, then his credibility on the stand will suffer, especially after loaning her the van, or he will appear as the jilted ex... either way a no-go under the best circumstances.

If I don't do the investigation, he or one of his friends will complain, and then my admin will want to jam me up, so its better just to do it.

JBaird22
10-24-2012, 09:47
I would contribute some of my stories from the last two days but they read like everyone else's.

In November I celebrate a decade in policing. A guy with 4 months on asked me how I made it that far. I said "nights."

The last few days are making it tempting to call the numbers on the back of a big rig for free driver training.

Hack
10-24-2012, 20:54
The last few days are making it tempting to call the numbers on the back of a big rig for free driver training.

Don't do it. Abort, abort, abort.

lawman800
10-24-2012, 21:01
Don't do it. Abort, abort, abort.

Depends.

Long hours away from home. Solitude on the road. Over six figure salary possible. Nationwide selection of lot lizards.

It's all in what you want out of life.:whistling:

steveksux
10-25-2012, 01:22
Depends.

Long hours away from home. Solitude on the road. Over six figure salary possible. Nationwide selection of lot lizards.

It's all in what you want out of life.:whistling:

Lot lizards come in varying levels of teeth depending on your trust/comfort level...

Ok, fine. Add me to the list of "what's wrong with people today".

Randy

Randy

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Hack
10-27-2012, 18:28
Depends.

Long hours away from home. Solitude on the road. Over six figure salary possible. Nationwide selection of lot lizards.

It's all in what you want out of life.:whistling:

Eh, depends on the company that you work for. And lot lizards should be avoided.

Sent from my communicator.

IrishSheepdog54
10-27-2012, 19:06
My favorite: While on a traffic stop, guys walks between my car and the violator three or so times. Backup comes on scene and I tell them to check this idiot out. Turns out he was an even bigger idiot than we thought, since he had 13 grams of weed on him. He was walking around looking for his buyer. Duh!!!

A6Gator
10-29-2012, 09:25
Lot lizards come in varying levels of teeth depending on your trust/comfort level...

Are those Brit chicks coming over here? :supergrin:

Hack
10-29-2012, 10:03
Are those Brit chicks coming over here? :supergrin:

You never know, it could be for some.:whistling: