I've never had much decent experience with the Police, myself.
When I have needed them, like the night someone was firing a .22 rifle into my house....they tell me to piss off, put me on hold, and show up long AFTER the bastard took off.
Yet, when someone tries to steal my moped and I am in the process of doin some not-so-nice things about it, they're right there, not even five damn minutes later, threatenin ME for defending my property....actin like I should just sit back and let em take it, then file a report, yeah, riiiight.
Not just rookies, although they're surely the worst....I had a crafty old vet decide to run me in for "speeding" once, and it was open-and-shut for no other reason that I was 19 at the time....despite the fact that I wasn't speeding (that time), despite the fact that the city zoned that part of ritchie hwy at 35mph and put a 45mph SIGN there, which I gave the judge a picture of....
Anyhow...the judge decided to be a dick and slam me with court costs on top of the ticket, even tho it was obviously BS.
Bein that the statue of limitations is up for it - (or I wouldn't admit this) my response was to leave his car on four flats, probably about as expensive as the bogus ticket.
And the cop at the accident in 92 ? the bastard not only moved my moped, rendering any photos taken AFTER that worthless, he also took the drivers bogus story at face value, and placed my 'ped as coming down a different street....yeah, suuure - in order to have come that way, I woulda had to blow through a red light, that had BEEN red a while, and then cross FIVE lanes of heavy traffic prior to impact - not to mention me and the ped woulda landed somewhere else - guess elementary physics was a bit too much for him.
In addition, he managed to screw me on the salvage too, instead of the service station less than five miles away, he calls in his buddies, who haul it THIRTY miles away, damage it worse in the process, and charge extortionist rates, which he no doubt gets his cut of.
And not that this directly relates, but where are the cops when pissed-off ex's are gunning down women with the useless restraining order still in their hand.....yet dare they shoot the bastard, and off to the slam they go ?
To me the cops are just one more street gang I have to deal with, "colors", "code of silence" and all - and as a society we let these terrorists lord over us on the mistaken belief that words on paper will prevent criminals from doing harm unto us ? I find that dubious, if not insane.
The only real defense against such a thing is to not ALLOW yourself to be a victim, and if the law stands in the way of defending your life, your family or your property, then the law is wrong, and does naught more than aid and abet the criminal who victimizes you.
Individually, I can like or dislike a cop, they're people too, sure - but as a force, and as a social element, I despise them almost as much as the bastards who steal and vandalise mopeds just for kicks...especially since that's what side of the matter they took, every single time.
When some punk tries to wreck/steal my only set of wheels, and I put a stop to it, and the cops ignore his crime in favor of trying to prosecute ME for assault - it shows me quite cleary which side they are on.
And it ain't mine.