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Re: Rude Police (some) Attitude

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Yea right ! "Good morning Mr. child molester ,I delighted to put you under arrest . Can I get you a cup of coffee, tea or a perhaps coffee fertig ,let me know if the handcuffs are unconvertible "
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The OP was not caught committing crimes, nor was even suspected of having committed one. He was stopped and questioned and treated in a way that most of us would find not respectful (not to mention the borderline racist statement of "you-all-look-the-same"), and all this was done by police officers on duty. This is not acceptable. Period.
No one here said how criminals have to be treated, that is a completely different subject.
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Re: Rude Police (some) Attitude

A friend, a policeman, gets nervous and freaked out when encountering other policemen when he's off duty in plain clothes. He treats them with a lot of respect and deference, does not get belligerent, because he knows they are capable of doing things to you. Which is really how people should approach law enforcement. I don't understand how some people just don't seem get that.
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That was good thinking. He checked your brakes at the same time!
Yes good job they worked
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Yes good job they worked
They'd have simply added speeding to the charge sheet.
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Re: Rude Police (some) Attitude

The OP is a member of the public. The duty of the police is to protect and serve the public. In their dealings with members of the public, the police should treat people in a courteous and dignified manner.

The comments about the OP's colour of skin made by the police officers he encountered were absolutely not acceptable and in this day and age, the individual who made them should not be serving in a position of public trust.



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A friend, a policeman, gets nervous and freaked out when encountering other policemen when he's off duty in plain clothes. He treats them with a lot of respect and deference, does not get belligerent, because he knows they are capable of doing things to you. Which is really how people should approach law enforcement. I don't understand how some people just don't seem get that.
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Re: Rude Police (some) Attitude

I don't think any of my numerous friends of various races would ever call me a racist, but I do have that "you guys all look the same" problem too.

I grew up in northeastern Switzerland, where the only two people with more melanin in their skin than those construction workers from southern Italy where those that came with Circus Knie every spring. I knew them in person because Rolf Knie is a thrid (or so) cousin of mine, and we always had a blast when the Knie dynasty performed in St.Gallen.

Even in the nineties you could spend several years in Zurich without seeing a black person. The first Chinese I saw face to face was a colleague at the university, by the way.

I can tell you I still have problems with facial features of certain races. Does this make me a racist? People from NYC, London, Sidney or Detroit have a totally different way of perceiving such things. It's a matter of practice and usually has very little or nothing to do with racism.

In the 1960, there was that joke about the Chinese waiter in the USA who was the only witness of a murder and had to do the lineup thing. After carefully looking at each face, he said to the officer, "I don't know Sir. You white people all look the same."
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They'd have simply added speeding to the charge sheet.
I was not speeding I was inocent hence no charges
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Are there no black or asian police in Zurich?

There in as late as the 1970ies were no policemen of Italian or Ticinesi origin and now there are many. Nowadays there are many soldiers of Tamil, Vietnamese, Indian, Arab, Black-African origin now, while there in the 70ies were none. In the 60ies, "dark" pupils were of Turkish, Arab, Italian and Portuguese origin. Those ethnic groups now are Whites


Developments take a while of course, and wonders take a bit longer
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