I normally stay out of trouble, especially when alone, but even if I'm doing nothing like walking around I admit to growing very defensive an a bit nervous when near a police officer. They could be driving past me an I drive super safe an try my best to give them no reason whatsoever to pull me over. I could be sitting at the coffee shop with friends (a friend turned me out lol), an get on the defense when a cop is nearby. I just don't trust them for shit. I grew up in an area where they'll stop a black person for maybe missing the basket when trying to throw garbage in it, something that has legit happened to me he almost gave me a ticket for "littering" -_-. To be honest, I feel UN-safe near cops. Like my personal safety is in danger at that point.
So how about y'all? How do you react when you near officers? The same as usual or different? More cautious, like me, or do you actually feel safer?
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I feel the same exact way as you do and I'm white, grew up in a semi decent neighborhood, etc. I got in to drugs when I was young but never got caught. (Clean and sober for years now though yay!) so back then my fear was legitimate... But even when I do nothing wrong I'm still filled with it.
Protect and serve my ass! It's more like harass and interrogate. I'm not saying there aren't good cops out there. I've been in situations where the police have helped me out a lot and did a lot of good, but I've also seen a lot of terrible things from them first hand. Personally I think there should be a lot more schooling, mental testing, and qualifications to become an officer then there are. I'm sick of these twisted corrupt cops over shadowing the dedicated officers just trying to do their job. If we had more good cops we'd feel safe instead of scared1