@A_Bell - talk about a load of stinking bullshit. Police can't detain someone without cause. They can charge someone, you simple minded fool, but without evidence generally won't be detained for more than a night. ... As for your moronic last bit about the custody battle, the asswipe more than likely issued threats which is very common & that's why he spent some justified time in jail.
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It's not "lots." Police have roughly 3.3 million interactions per year in the US alone, and while you might be stopped, questioned, and even arrested, only a few hundred are actually booked for crimes they weren't involved in. Just because a few cases make the news doesn't mean that it's the huge problem some people think it is.Police have an incredibly difficult, dangerous job, and lots of them are killed or injured every year, most by violent criminals who intended to do so. If YOU had to go to a job every day with a 2% chance of being shot or stabbed, and yet you also HAD to interact with the most dangerous, violent, unstable, or mentally unwell people, you'd be lucky to do as well.
Maybe they should pick a different career if it bothers them so much
So, who is going to do this incredibly difficult, dangerous job? Without it, the entire society devolves into crime, chaos, and death. Look at Portland, which cut police officers - MURDER is up over 800%! Violent crime and property crimes are also way, way up. The same is true for other cities that cut cops - crime shot up and stayed up, and citizens are begging for the cops back, but no one wants to work as cops in those cities, when the city doesn't have the back of the cops.Would you rather just have unabated crime? To be robbed and raped and have no recourse?
I would rather have people who are more readily able to handle stressful situations
What? Speak properly man