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1. Posted by ozman (Full Member 118 posts) 9y

To the americans,

Are your cops really as bad as they seem on those cop shows? There behaviour towards their employers (ie the public) seems appalling beyond belief. How can you let them treat people that way?

It is making me think twice about travelling there. No public servant will ever treat me the way I see people treated on american reality TV!

2. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

I wouldnt particularly use TV shows or reality TV programmes as a good basis of any body to be honest - its all media hype l wouldve thought and you should judge for yourself rather than forming opinions based on what TV bosses deem to be good viewing for Joe Public - although l know it can be hard not to let it colour your views and form opinions!

3. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 9y

I would argue that the public is not the employer of the police. Not in any country.

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

American reality television is about as realistic as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. One can not compared a program that has been edited and manipulated for ratings to true everyday behavior. Such programs show the worst of both sides - the criminal and the police. If you are going to compare one, then you have to compare the other and wonder if most Americans are drunk and disorderly, assault their spouses, deal drugs, etc. The answer is no. The answer is the same in regards to our police.

The best way to answer your question is to visit. I have yet to run into more than one police officer who was rude. I think you will find the majority of them are quite nice and quite helpful to visitors here. Unless given a reason (such as breaking a law), I know you will come away with an positive view of our police forces.

5. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

NEVER believe what so ever you see in the Hollywood movies, otherwise you would believe in the Spiderman, Superman, Godzilla and
then
you could be one of those who live in the coco land !

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Quoting kombizz

NEVER believe what so ever you see in the Hollywood movies, otherwise you would believe in the Spiderman, Superman, Godzilla and
then
you could be one of those who live in the coco land !

WHAT - your saying that Spiderman, Superman & Godzilla are not real??????????

7. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 9y

He isn't saying that Purdy.... right?! Right?!!!

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

I met Godzilla once. He's really nice when he's not attacking Tokyo.

9. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

I met Godzilla once. He's really nice when he's not attacking Tokyo.

Now Isa, this seems unlikely. Did you travel to Tokyo for this encounter or was he on holiday in America? Did he come to Las Vegas because I did not see him. Missed an unique opportunity!

10. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

I just served dinner to King Kong,he is such a lovely and sweet men,love his kisses...