You're an idiot. Don't be "confrontational" with a cop or you are responsible for any acts of physical violence he then uses against you, with the full legitimacy of the state behind him. Get the frick out of here.
I think you're pretty off base here. Just because someone is "confrontational" with a cop it doesn't mean they are posing a real threat to the officers or community. If you are posing an actual threat, then cops are justified in using reasonable
force. If someone is being only confrontational or disrespectful then remember that person pays your salary and it is part of your job to protect and serve
I don't automatically respect cops just because they are cops, that doesn't mean I am disrespectful in return I expect them not to be disrespectful towards me. When cops think that just because they have a badge, they can belittle citizens, there is a huge problem. The sad truth is that a portion (not all) of the police force is not as educated or as successful as the professional middle class in America. Once given the slightest bit of power over those that have surpassed them in other areas of life, some abuse it.
All that being said, everyone with a smidgen of intelligence should realize that you shouldn't ever give cops any excuse to get physical with you. Act like a normal adult because you don't know if the cop you are dealing with is an educated person who chose the career for the right reasons or a power hungry high school dropout trying to assert dominance over anyone possible.
This post was edited on 2/2 at 8:35 am