If a Police Officer pulls you over, and the first thing you say to the cop is, “What the F..K did you pull me over for this time.”
That starts the conversation off very ─ badly.
I’m firm believer respect has to be earned, it doesn’t come with a badge, and it does come with a high position. But I do know when to keep my mouth shut.
As a young white man (whitey), I used to be pulled over by Officers of the Law all the time, because I was an easy target. The cops could always find something wrong with me, or my car, sometimes driving without a license and sometimes with an expired license place — muffler to loud or just ─ unpaid fines.
I was profiled back then, but for a good reason, I was the one breaking the law.
My thinking back then was when the cops spent too much time in a coffee shop; they had to meet their quota per-sa, ─ and ─ here─ comes Dave.
Easy, the cop says I can always find something wrong with his car and … they always did.
I dreaded a cop behind me then, 40 years later and, I still don’t like one behind me. But I was always respectful to an officer because ─ I was the one breaking the law. Eh (LINK)
When you Americans get pulled over, and the law enforcement, a police officer comes up to your car with his gun drawn. “That would keep my mouth shut.”
But don’t worry, we Canadians have the same dilemma, but starting a conversation with an Officer of the Law, “What the f…k did you pull me over for”
“That might not be in your best interest.”
In the end, I believe it is a two way-street, showing respect both ways could go a long way. Just saying. Eh