Originally Posted by taylor192
You must be a complete a-hole.
I have yet to meet a bad cop and I've been pulled over enough and let go with warnings when I deserved far more. Respect is returned, not given, and judging by your writing style I can guess why you have bad encounters.
Something people here should remember is, cops have a LOT LOT LOT of experience in "reading" people, and I suspect even have training in it specifically. A lot of you post here and say, "I was respectful and he still gave me a ticket", then go on to spout off about what a douche/pig/jerk all cops are... but the fact is, while you may have ACTED (what you view as) respectful, your body language and "energy" were probably just oozing contempt for the uniform to the level ANYONE could pick up on, let alone cops who can smell it a mile away.
Not to compare cops to dogs, but you know how they say a dog can "smell fear"... anyone who's watched The Dog Whisperer knows that dogs have a very keen sense of a person's "energy" regardless of how the person thinks they're portraying themselves... and Cesar has a keen sense for it as well, which is part of how he picks up what people are doing wrong with their dogs.
It's no different for anyone who's trained and experienced in "reading" people. For a better (fictional) example, watch "The Mentalist" sometime.