Belief Essay

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Police: Out to get you, or just getting the job done right?Have you ever been pulled over by the police, and then think to yourself that they are going to find the smallest thing to get you in trouble? Many people believe that cops just pull you over because they are bored eating donuts and are having a bad day. Do cops really just pull you over for that reason? Almost everyone has been pulled over, and usually mostly for pesky speeding tickets. There are many reasons as to why a cop may pull you over, but sometimes it may be for a "just in case" reason to keep the neighborhood safe.People have been pulled over for many odd reasons. Some most common ones are: Having a light out, not stopping at a stop sign, running a red light, speeding, etc. Sometimes people are just having bad days; is it really necessary for police to pull you over after you already know that you have done something wrong? Some people say it's so the government can get more money, which to an extent I must say I do agree with. Some people say that yes, they know that you have realized you have done something wrong, but to keep the so called "crime rate" down, they ticket you; doing so thinking you won't do it again. How about when you are speeding because you are late for work or something important, and you get pulled over? That is what makes people mad even more, because then it just seems like that cop is taking his jolly-old time in letting you go. Sometimes it is necessary for cops, and sometimes they get you for silly reasons, and ruin your whole day.If you take it in from a cop's point of view, do you think he/she wakes up every morning and says: "Hey, I think I'm going to arrest someone today!" Unfortunately, that's not exactly the case. From talking to some of the local cops in Sarver, I have found out some things I didn't know about. For example, there was that rumor going around about how at the end of the month, the cops need at least ten tickets to submit to their boss. So, at the end of the month, cops were just looking for anyone to pull over just so they could get their tickets submitted. Well, that's actually not the case. They don't have to do that, so someone must have started that rumor; there is not any certain limit as to how many tickets a cop turns in. However, say one cop turns in three tickets a month, and another cop turns in fifty, then they will look into that. One cop had said that as much as they may love donuts, there isn't a donut shop around here and the closest one is in Butler. He also said that yes, on a bad day he has pulled over someone just because he was aggravated, and that person did something that he really could have let go. Then again, he has pulled someone over on a good day who really could have deserved a ticket, yet he let them go because it was early in the morning. So the theory of cops pulling people over depending upon their moods is true. Their job is just like anyone else's, with one exception: Most people hate seeing...

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