||Because what the fuck am I supposed to do, place the cop under Citizen's Arrest for lying about probable cause and conducting an illegal search???
It doesn't matter what the law actually says.
||"Cops are heroes!"
Terrorizing a young man to the point that he feels that suicide is his only option is not heroic.
||It's proof that "just obey the law and you have nothing to fear" is bullshit.
A mere accusation can destroy your life and bankrupt you.
||No, I think the prosecutors who relentlessly pursue charges in these situations are the problem.
These fucks want to ruin a child's life to benefit their own career.
||maybe he realized he was sick and WANTED to get caught?
Or he's just INCREDIBLY stupid.
||Who do you think prosecutes people when they get accused of a crime?
||You would be amazed at how cheap thrift store customers are.
They can want something bad enough to commit fraud, but not bad enough to pay $0.75 more, it's baffling.
||"Let me search you!"
"But...you literally just said I don't have to let you search me!"
"I don't care, let me do it or I'll throw you in prison for years!"
||Exactly, I'm not a mind-reader, if something is wrong, I can't do anything unless I know about the problem!!!
||We learned in kindergarten that violence is not an acceptable response to being called names.
Why has this cop not seemed to grasp such a basic concept???
||You could lose control and hit someone.
Nobody is going to accidentally walk into my house and accidentally get a contact high.
||If you punish every single kid because one misbehaved, why don't you give every single kid an A+ because one kid studied hard?