Whenever you are involved in an accident and it is the other person's fault, I totally get that it's annoying and yeah I call people idiots too all the time because we ALL literally are. And if someone hit my car or parked too close to me in a parking lot and smashed their door into mine, I would get extremely pissed off and annoyed. However, I seem to be getting the sense that you are hating on this person solely because they are a cop... which isn't making you look so good yourself. I'm not saying cops are perfect. I work with them every single day, and yeah a lot of them can be a bunch of stuck up, self-righteous, power-hungry a-holes. But most of them actually aren't. Most of them are actually really nice people, completely normal people, just going to work because they have to go to work like everybody else. Accidents happen to everyone. As the guys said above, no one is perfect. As great as it could be, cops aren't perfect and are going to make mistakes.
But since you do hate cops so much, I would like to point out a few different things here:
Perhaps you don't realize just how much is going on inside that cop car. There have been countless videos on this saying that we expect cops to be able to do WAY too much inside that car. First off, they have an MDT which is a computer sitting right next to them. The position is different for each agency, but most of the MDT's are not in a good position. They are often too far down, so it is hard to see that and pay attention to driving. Number two, they are expected to be paying attention to these MDT's WHILE they are driving because this is where all their information is coming from. It is from these that they are reading the notes on the call they are responding on (you know - information like when when they pull up on scene at a call if the person is armed with a gun or a knife or if the suicidal female is currently standing in the street threatening suicide by cop. This is rather important information, and information that you kinda want to know rather than literally just driving up into it....because unfortunately most of the time cops don't have time to roll up on scene and then sit in their car and read the notes. Now granted - the majority of this information should be getting aired to them over the radio........ but you never know, especially if they are in a big busy agency, so cops need to pay attention to those notes). If they aren't reading the notes on their call, chances are they are clearing people to see if the person they are about to make contact with has felony warrants, misdemeanor warrants, probation hits, restraining orders, protection orders, sex offender hits, attempt to locates....... (again this should be getting aired to them, but ya never know especially if its a big agency). If not that, they are getting messages on gate codes, descriptions, DL photos so they know who they are looking for, etc, etc, etc. As if this was not enough, they need to be listening to the radio all the time (if they don't respond, someone is going to start towards them lights and sirens because it is assumed they are in trouble) and are often on the phone trying to handle calls too. Is this too much information to be getting? Yep. Is this too much information to be getting while driving? You betcha, but unfortunately it is expected of them.
On top of all this, get in a cop car and see what it looks like. There is a lot to see. There is equipment everywhere. It's actually very difficult to see things around all the crap in the car.
As someone pointed out above, you never know what that cop had been dealing with. How would you like to watch a child/man/adult stab themselves or walk into a room where someone pulled the trigger and their brains are LITERALLY dripping from the ceiling and splattered over the door. Or go see the aftermath of a DV or a violent rape. Go listen to the screams and the cries...and then I expect you to just go back to normal life immediately after. Furthermore, how would you like to go into calls where people are armed with guns after just robbing a gas station and you already know they WILL and are going to shoot at you. How about this? How would you like to wonder when you walk up to every single house when you are responding because it is your job and you must - is this person a cop hater like Robotaz is? Are they going to shoot me? Perhaps if you think of it like that, you will understand why cops are a bit overprotective of themselves and standoffish. They are trained to be like that for their own safety. If you reach into your pockets, yeah they are gunu overreact because who knows what that person has in that pocket and who knows..... most people hate cops now adays so its highly likely you will try to hurt them.
Perhaps you should also get a better understanding that cops are just doing their jobs. They are called out because they've received the information and are required to as it is their job. If you call into the police asking for help, we respond. If your neighbor calls in saying they hear screaming coming from your house, we respond. Even if it's obviously a stupid call, we can't just say "oh, this is stupid". You have to respond because it has been brought to your attention and must be addressed. If you have warrants or have not obeyed the conditions of a restraining order, or the thousand of other reasons sorry- they have to take action on it and they're just doing their job.
Something else - if you hate cops so much, don't pick and choose when to use them. Don't call them for help in your worst moments and then hate on them all the rest of the time. You claim you'll never use them and just to keep them out of your life, but I guarantee you when you have to pick between living or dying you'll call 911. On another note, take a moment to imagine a world where there was no authority to enforce the laws. That would be a terrible place to live in.
And something else - DON'T be a fool and just listen to what the media spoon-feeds to you. Do some thorough research and your opinion will change for the majority of stories. It is easy and it makes a good story to hate on cops, but 95% of the time you are not getting all the information. They edit things, they show you what they want to show you because that's exactly what people want to see and that's what will make the headlines.
Was it the cops fault? Duh, totally. He hit you. I'd be pissed off too. But I don't think it needs to go any further than that.
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