I decided to start this thread as the other one seemed to be getting a little clogged. I also recognize that this could go out of control rather quickly.
Here's the thing. There are a lot of cop haters on this forum.
For myself, I neither like nor dislike them. I recognize they have a place in society. I recognize that there is some corruption. I doubt the RCMP is corrupt to the core. I find that police officers run the gamut from very professional to hopelessly incompetent. Kinda like doctors, teachers, construction workers, etc.
That's my position, so it's clear.
However, a lot of people are cop haters.
They seem to be mainly people who have a major problem with authority in any form who probably hated their teachers, parents, bosses, etc.
Other's tend to be general conspiracy theorists who essentially believe that our whole society is basically based on slavery and the police are part of that.
Some seem to have one or two bad experiences with police and have tarred all police with the same brush.
Finally there are those who are part of, on the fringes or merely extremely sympathic of the criminal underworld and see the cops as the enemy.
Am I correct? Please give me some feedback.