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Chuck Baldwin — Responding To Police

By Chuck Baldwin

June 11, 2015

NewsWithViews.com

Citizen contacts with police are becoming more and more frequent, and often more and more hostile. Sadly, the vast majority of the American people have absolutely NO IDEA how to lawfully and peacefully protect themselves against police overreach and abuse.

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And sadder still is the fact that the average police officer has but a rudimentary knowledge of the law. To a degree, police’ lack of knowledge on finer points of the Constitution is excusable since they are not constitutional scholars and jurists and not all situations are normal in every-day policing. Still, today’s problems with police go beyond these understandable mistakes because many police officers willingly ignore and violate the constitutional limitations concerning their conduct with the public.

If you are a Baby Boomer like me, you were probably taught that the policeman is ALWAYS your friend and can ALWAYS be trusted. You were taught that he or she is looking out for YOU. And if you were raised in church, you were probably taught that the police officer is ALWAYS right.

Most of us were probably raised this way, even if we came along after the Baby Boomers. Most people are “law and order” folks, and, therefore, have nothing but positive thoughts about police officers. Plus, many of us have friends, neighbors, and relatives that are police officers or sheriff’s deputies, and we assume all policemen are as honest and well intentioned as are our friends and loved ones.

Without a doubt, many (if not most) police officers and sheriff’s deputies are truly honest, respectable, morally decent, well intentioned people. Most of them come from good homes. As youngsters, they stayed out of trouble. Most of them didn’t join the police force to become Storm Troopers. I readily understand all of that.

However, it is an absolute FACT that local policing is NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE. In the old days, policemen were almost………MORE!!!!!

via Chuck Baldwin — Responding To Police.

via Chuck Baldwin — Responding To Police.

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