ANSWERS: 84
  • No. They are nice guys and have helped me out a couple of times, as I have them. I have the utmost respect for them, and as long as I give no reason for me to be arrested, then I will never be afraid of them. We have good police here (shame about the people! hehe)
  • No, I'm not. The police (certainly where I live) are incredibly corrupt, probably more so than the criminals they catch, but I've no reason to be scared.
  • I have always tried to be a "good boy" and have only been in trouble with them once, but I have needed them quite a few times and normally been very helpful. I do feel nervous when they are around, but in this day and age I thinks that's because the main time I see them is when there has just been or is about to be trouble.
  • i am because in my area they are jerks
  • No, but I am nervous of them. I am never quite sure if perhaps I am inadvertantly breaking the law, or maybe I'm going to be pulled over instead of the speeder next to me because he thinks his radar caught me instead of the similar car next to me. I've been pulled over a couple of times, but have been very cordial as have the police and each time I was truly ignorant of the offense. They are here to protect, but it does bother me when they spend the time hiding in speed traps or at brand new stop signs and new NO LEFT TURN signs.
  • Not afraid, no. But I still don't like to see those flashing lights in my rear view mirror!
  • I am sick of the police cause i owe 3 tickets and they were all due 2day.They pulled me over 2/3 of them tickets were bullsh*t.
  • Not so much afraid as irritated. I drive around with a Grateful Dead sticker on my window, and every time I'm pulled over they ask to search the car. I know it's because of the sticker, cause if I'm pulled over in another vehicle they never ask to search.
  • I certainly don't trust them. Abuse of power, you know, Some of them let the fact that they can speed and it's okay, they can kill and it's not frowned upon, they can be predjudice and it's just a perk of the job; go to their heads and it serves as an ego trip.
  • Nope... My major in school was Criminal Justice. Basically, I wanted to become a cop. Then I realized I was 5'2" and 100 lbs. Not happening.
  • They are assholes around here, im not afraid of them i just cant stand having them around. They harass poor people, and stereotype against everyone.
  • Not really. I'm actually rather happy when they're around. One feels safer, I guess.
  • No - I hope I never am - LOL They are just people doing their job (most)
  • I'm not afraid of them, but I feel scared when a lot of them are around - which often signals a crime nearby, and the cops have guns. The bullets are blind and I could be inadvertently injured or killed. I'm perhaps more afraid of the police cars, which run like crazy when the cops are hunting for a suspect, disregarding all the traffic signs, and I could be hit to death by such a car.
  • I am not afraid of the police in general, however, some police officers scare me. There are officers who think they are LAW ENFORCEMENT, not TO SERVE AND PROTECT. Law Enforcement belongs to the courts. Police apprehend suspects. Some police will lie or create evidence to support their belief that the person they apprehended is guilty. They think they are witness, judge and jury all in one. These people scare the crap out of me. Most police are not like that, however.
  • I am afraid for the people who believe them because they are manipulative and self serving and often discriminate and stereotype, they are usually just b*thches who take advantage of their authority, and it's too bad many cops make the few good ones look bad, don't trust them, trust your lawyer
  • No !! I have nothing to hide.
  • Yes, because ever time that I see them they arrest me. LOL! they never have a reason though, other than its a small town and they don't like me.
  • I wasn't when I lived in the UK, but now I live in the US I am nervous of them. The fact they carry guns makes me wary, and they just seem rather aggressive.
  • No, I have alot of friends in law enforcement. I am sure like in many jobs they abuse there privilages. But, heck who hasn't. Every one I know finds a way to take advantage of there postion weather it be work or social. Its human nature. The shame is the media blasts the few bad cops all over the media. What about all of the lives saved, crimes solved and bad guys and gals put away to keep us safe.
  • I usually get along with them, but I'm afraid if one ever searched my car, he'd plant something.
  • I don't care about them, I don't do anything that could cause them to go after me.
  • Yeah... Mostly cuz I've been harassed even when I hadn't done anything... and wasn't given help when I needed it the most. I know they do a lot of good, but my psyche can't let the negative go.
  • No, I love seeing police around- it gives me a safe feeling.
  • yeah, every time one's following me i keep lookin' in my rear view mirror assuming i'll get pulled over for some bullshit. "your giving me a ticket for driving in the bus lane!?! i was making a right turn you jackass!"
  • I am not afraid of them.
  • No, I know my rights.
  • Not affraid as such, but I like to keep my distance. They have this nack of breaking into people's homes and planting marijuana or accusing you of drink driving when no matter how many times they use their little tester thing it's never gonna give them the figures they want. If you're quick, sharp and keep a lookout, you can dodge the Lice pretty well.
  • Uhm My dad is the police. There is on thing that I don;'t think is right that will most likely never stop everytime I hear a siren my natural reaction is to run. I won't be doing anything wrong either.
  • All I have to say is "Police-state" and "Big Brother is Watching"
  • No. I respect and keep the law. If I am speeding and get caught, I feel unnerved and guilty, but the officer is just another person doing his or her job. I am friendly and respectful and usually have a good experience.
  • Definetly not. I have no reason to, I am currently studying criminal justice & have never commited a crime except.. perhaps the occassionaly j-walk :)
  • i think this song pretty much sums up how i feel about cops: how many girls stay awake all night too scared to sleep and too scared to fight back i know you know what i'm talking about another woman killed and hardly a pout about it green river killer my fucking ass the cops have gotta be deaf, dumb, and spastic to not catch the killer(s) of one hundred woman i guess it'd be different if they thought we were human i wanna know what love is what the fuck if we all got guns to off the fucking pigs and all the other motherfuckers raping the children they paint like dolls jon benet didn't scream because she never fucking was come on now the police aren't gonna save you they're part of the problem that society gave you locking up black men for whistling in the wind you see a mirage when you call the cop your friend i wanna know what love is the killers and the cops give us special advice like cross your legs and act fucking nice while they kill us off old and fucking young for breathing, relieving, and having fun they'll keep you scared so you have to have a boyfriend and take your kids away if you're a la la lesbian arrest you for whoring then rape you in the car it's time we point the finger at who the real criminals are i wanna know what love is i want you to show me so i'll stay awake almost every night a pen in my hand and in the other a knife because i'd rather be scared and fight back than be some dick's maid, babe or wife i don't care how we get it but we'll get it someday
  • No. I live with one.
  • No, I have never seen a reason to be afraid of them.
  • My grandpa and some of my uncles were police. So, no I'm not afraid of the police! But funny, when I drive and they around me is a bit stressing to let me think "Do I make a mistake?". It's not a comfortable to be nervous, right? Anyway, they are not bad at all, we need them to keep people in order as people are more afraid of their present than their own safety or human being manners to be good. The worst is that some polices are misused their position for collusion, corruption and nepotism. That's another story ...
  • Only if they come to my door to tell me someone in my family has had an accident.
  • I don't think I am afraid of the local police. They have a tough job. Federal cops are different. Big Brother is alive and well and as the middle class continues to disappear they will become the enforcers and thought control police.
  • I'm not afraid of them because it is soo common to see cop cars and guns around my neighborhood. Its almost expected to see them now. what scares me is seeing a white guy in a suit driving a Lexus down my street. cuz i know its usually not good.
  • Nope.. why should I be? They are here to protect and serve right?
  • no/yeh abit, its when they cum over to me that gets me shakin! at skool i had to talk to one cuz i reported a crime and i was shitting my self (not littertly!!)
  • That all depends on which country I am in at the time!
  • No. I pay their wages they work for me.
  • Nope so long as they don't sneeze doughnut all over me I'll be fine.
  • yeh, but then when they are around i feel better off u no, like if im on my own in town and i go in the cafe some people could try kidnapping me! and there are pervs around so if there were like 2 police ppl in nthe cafe i would sit with them if i was on my own!
  • to be honest if a police officer was to ask for my id or to search me or my belongings i would just simply tell them where to go! the can go fuck them selfs 4 all i care, cos sum r nice and sum r mean.
  • I'm not really afraid of them, I'm leary of them. Here in Polk County, Fl. the sherrif's department is nothing but a bunch of assholes, idiots, and morons.
  • I think many of them are on power trips and some are corrupt and abuse their authority but I have to show them proper respect. I don't fear the police because I have not been a victim of any type of brutality at their hands.
  • No. I want to become a police officer someday.
  • The police have no authority except what they are allowed to have by the constitution. That's amendment 10. And it further says the authority the government isn't allowed to have is retained by the people. However, the government, including the police, want more authority. They can't have it, and any cop who exceeds his authority should be charged. With the numbers of people in prisons found to be innocent these past few years, and cops going around shooting innocent, unarmed citizens because they thought a cell phone was a gun...and pretty much getting away with it...the cops are becoming "predators" instead of "protectors". If we don't put a stop to it now, it will soon be unstoppable.
  • I am not afraid of the police in general, although I do fear the corrupt detectives and officer that lie and cover up violent crimes and then act as though it is business as usual. The ones who look the other way for wrong doers. I have an experience with these types of law enforcement involving a homicide, it was totally covered up with the full knowledge of the officials at City Hall. http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=228392795
  • Nope. They are going to screw me if they get me. Sionce I know the outcome, there is nothing to be afraid of.
  • No........if I done nothing wrong why should I be? Most police officers are in place to protect and serve. However there are bad apples in every bunch, and the judicial system should be used to enforce the laws of the land, to include police officers who violate said laws.
  • yes i am...evenif im not doing anything bad. and thats what they want bc if your scared of them then your not thinking straight and they can get away with not following percedure..at least thats what ive noticed with them. i used to want to be a cop. but then i found out they SAY their here to help you but in reality they keep knocking us down. i mean seriously. put drug dealers in jail not drug users....drug users are killing them selves. they gotta stop filling our prisons with little piddly shii.
  • Not at all. They do their job and I appreciate that. I go my way and try to observe all laws, including, yes, it's true, traffic laws! I've known good cops and bad cops but they don't really bother you if you are just going your way and doing what you should. If they are the bad kind, then learn to stay out of their way and be respectful and they stop bothering you.
  • I am not afraid of the police at all. I don't do anything to be fearful about.
  • Not even in the slightest. The police where I live are extremely good at their job and play a vital role in society. Also, I'm neither a criminal nor do I live in a high crime area (infact, I don't think there's been a crime in my neighbourhood so far in my entire life {18 years}), so I barely come into contact with the police and when I do I have nothing worthwhile to do or say to them, and they have nothing worthwhile to do or say to me.
  • I am not afraid of them on the street as I am generally a law abiding citizen. But increased police/law enforcement powers is something that is very scary. Another thing that pisses me off is traffic cops who hide behind a bush or something trying to make their quota. Get a real job, asshole. What do you think a cop who is on foot patrol in Bed-Stuy, dealing with murders, robberies, you know, REAL crime, thinks of a cop hiding behind a tree in Scarsdale trying to catch people going 38 miles per hour in a 35 zone? I like the NYPD pretty well. Then again, I'm a white male. I remember the terrible, disgraceful thing that happened to Amadou Diallo: 41 shots as he tried to open the door of his house in a rough part of Brooklyn. I can honestly say that I don't have the slightest worry that the cops will fire 41 rounds at me as I fumble for the keys to get into my brownstone. That is real inequity.
  • i am terrified of them, and im not even joking.
  • Don't fear police, fear God
  • Yeah because my skin is a bit more on the darker side.
  • i'm not afraid of them but the sheriffs dept in harris county (houston) has lost my respect because of their brutality
  • I personaly am not, but my husband is african american and racial profiling in my area does exsist. some of our law enforement wear their badges a little tighter than they should.
  • No as i've never had any reason to be, but they do make me nervous, as they can probably get away with most things, and i am untrusting of them.
  • YES, YES, YES!! the police are granted the authority and that gives them extreme POWER. Right or wrong they have the authority. If you disagree with them and argue you are resisting arrest and they can come up with a dozen other trumped up charges. They say if you disagree go to court, but to take a day off from work and hire an attorney will cost you more then just paying the fine and the system knows this that is why they set the fines just under the cost to fight them. All in the name of public safety is code word for cash for the government coffers. If it isn't about the money, why don't they offer community service in exchange for the fine????????
  • Nope. We cut a deal. I don't do anything to make them want to mess with me and they leave me alone.
  • They make me nervous. I'm always afraid they're gonna pull me over.
  • Not any more. I have been let down so badly that I feel I cannot trust them enough to let them back into my life with personal issues. This does not apply to all police, but to those I have had the misfortune to be involved with. They use their authority to threaten. Call names and get away with it, and wonder why they are not really liked. I do not dislike police at all, and have nothing against them as a whole. I am a law abiding citizen, but these ones have taken it upon themselves to watch every singlle thing I do. they keep calling me names, and gloating.
  • Yes. I'm deathly afraid of the police and not because I am not a law abiding citizn, I most certainly am, but I know their job is not at all about public safety. But I'm not so much afraid for me as I am for my significant other. He is a Black man and has already been a victim of corrupt police for a crime he did not commit. He's still fighting it, hasn't gone to trial yet but I'm scared and not because they have any real evidence against him, they don't, but the DA is hellbent on getting a conviction, as all DAs are, and the police have lied and each of them have provided conflicting stories, and when witnesses contradict their lies, the judge throws it out. Folks, we live in a very scary time in a very corrupt and greedy society so no one is safe, but especially poor people and people of color. The "Criminal Justice" system is a very lucrative industry, $60 billion directly and many more indirectly, so it's something we all need to understand. The days of the friendly police officer who works on behalf of citizens is long over. Their jobs depend on arresting and citing people and not at all about curbing crime, not when crime pays for so many.
  • I used to believe that all police were there to protect and serve. I still believe most police are good, hardworking people. However, the bad police changed my opinion. Crooked cops beat up innocent people and then press phony charges against them to cover up the beating. Many of the beating victims are young women, elderly people and even people in wheelchairs who cannot defend themselves. For example, in this video, Metropolitan Washington Airport Police beat a girl up, throwing her across the room into a metal chair and into the woman in yellow. Then they picked her up and threw her against a table. After that, they bashed her head into that metal table, giving her a concussion. Then they twisted her arm so hard that it was about to break, at Reagan National Airport.
  • no not at all, i have no reason to be. a few of my friends are police officers.:)
  • No. I know most of the cops in the town where I live and the town where I work. I work with them professionally at times. They are usually good people who are trying to help people.
  • No I am not. And I don't think most people are unless they have something to hide or has been arrested before. It's common for people who have been in trouble with the law to be afraid or not like the police.
  • Yes, they are racist, homophobic and they work for the moneyed elite. I am a law-abiding 45 yo gay man who has been dissed one too many times by the pigs: they really get a kick out of themselves! As a "white guy" I've often heard what they say about minorities. As a late night worker I have seen them pull gestapo on the homeless. You are entitled to your own opinion, I wish I didn't have to be a bigot about it, but it will take a real emergency for me to ask them for help again.
  • I'm not afraid of them but I am nervous of them. Whenever I'm in the car with my mom and I see a police car I always check if I have my seatbelt on. Haha. I always have it on when I'm in the car but I just check anyways. :P
  • Yes, because I'm Black.
  • Ehat does this mean? -----I saw the following in a comment and I do not know what it means? What is "Police-state"?
  • Terrified. Wrongly treated.
  • Im not affraid of the cops but I wouldent trust a cop any further then I could throw one. Today on the net I read where the cops arrested an 8 yr old boy for shooting and killing his dad. But the court cut him loose because the cops questioned him with no parent or lawyer there. Now thats an 8 yr old boy how in the hell would he know what to do. And where I live outside Harrisburg Pa early this year or late last year a cop was busted for molesting retarded girls. Now these two cops were from two different parts of the country dosent it make you think that in between there could others that would do stuff just as bad. It only makes sense look at the kind of crap they are around day after day. If you think anyone can be dealing with shit and not end up smelling like it you are wrong. I cant see any cop out there wroth trusting or believing. I mean when you deal with garbag its gonna make you dirty.
  • yes i am but i'm not sure why
  • In Philly the police are afraid of us.
  • No, I don't break the law so I have no reason to be.
  • No I'm not - although they have annoyed me on one occassion, I don't see why I should fear them if I don't break the law.
  • No I am not. I dont have any problems with cops. I have friends who are cops they are nice people I never had a bad experience with a cop before I am 33 years old

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