loopdokter said:I'm not saying it doesn't happen here, because it does, but I would like to think cops here are a bit more approachable. In the US, cops wield A LOT of power. The structure here isn't quite the same.
I don't really agree with this kind of 'journalism' either. It's not news, it's shock value. These 'reporters' go and do this to PROVOKE a reaction. I don't condone the behaviour of these departments, but I can somewhat understand why these cops reacted the way they did. When someone walks into a place and wants to complain, yet won't provide any info behind the complaint it does seem a little fishy.
I'd also like to add that I don't come from a family of cops or anything.
loopdokter said:When someone walks into a place and wants to complain, yet won't provide any info behind the complaint it does seem a little fishy.
AshG said:generally i'd agree with you, but in this case there was no provocation whatsoever - if anything i think the journalists were very even handed and went out of their way to be unprovocative.
the manner of speech and sticking to the main question at hand "do you have a form", despite encountering highly charged police backlash was well done i thought.