In the USA is it legal to cuss out a cop?

Monocrom

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Why not just say "dark skinned fellow with black hair"? (Assuming he had black hair.) Unless he was a light skinned fellow with blond hair or tan skinned fellow with brown hair that should invoke a mental visual without mentioning the R word in any form.

When somebody asks me to describe a person that's what I do. If they ask what race they were I answer that with what I believe is their race but find giving a description to be more informative.

My wife's youngest son for example is a skinny pale skin fellow with a big orange afro. His best friend is a heavy set dark skinned fellow with dark brown short kinky hair.
I tell it like it is with no BS or sugar-coating. Straight to the point. I do that in real life. I do that here on CPF as well. Gotten me in trouble a few times. Not just here.

Lost out on a good job about a decade ago because my potential boss asked me an honest question, I gave him an honest reply. Wasn't even anything controversial. But he didn't like my honest reply. Looking back now, I can honestly say it wasn't a huge loss. Good job, but not great. Came with an almost 2-hour commute one way! Easily the worst part of the job. Now I'm at another good job. With the commute being about 25 minutes one way. So in the end, I stayed true to myself and it didn't really cost me anything.

I'm me. If anyone doesn't like that I'm a straight shooter who tells it like it is, well; that's their problem to deal with. Not mine. I have my core group of loved ones made up of friends and family. Not looking to make friends with every new person I meet. Last one, intrestingly about 2 years ago. Neo-hippie chick who gives off very strong Baby-girl vibes and has a good heart. Sadly, gets very depressed during the Winter months. Unlikely friendship. Just sort of developed. That's the thing, I meet someone and a friendship develops.... great! If not? Oh well, I don't lose sleep over it.

EDIT ~ Since someone is going to wonder, she's 24 years-old. And yes, it's literally just a friendship.
 

Toulouse42

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I suspect she likes your emitter.

But seriously, straight talking is a rare quality. Stay true to yourself.
 

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There is a difference between straight talking, and telling people off because of a perceived superiority. Sometimes errors or different opinions are best left reclined: A personal failure of mine.
 

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I tell it like it is with no BS or sugar-coating. Straight to the point. I do that in real life. I do that here on CPF as well. Gotten me in trouble a few times. Not just here.

Lost out on a good job about a decade ago because my potential boss asked me an honest question, I gave him an honest reply. Wasn't even anything controversial. But he didn't like my honest reply. Looking back now, I can honestly say it wasn't a huge loss. Good job, but not great. Came with an almost 2-hour commute one way! Easily the worst part of the job. Now I'm at another good job. With the commute being about 25 minutes one way. So in the end, I stayed true to myself and it didn't really cost me anything.

I'm me. If anyone doesn't like that I'm a straight shooter who tells it like it is, well; that's their problem to deal with. Not mine. I have my core group of loved ones made up of friends and family. Not looking to make friends with every new person I meet. Last one, intrestingly about 2 years ago. Neo-hippie chick who gives off very strong Baby-girl vibes and has a good heart. Sadly, gets very depressed during the Winter months. Unlikely friendship. Just sort of developed. That's the thing, I meet someone and a friendship develops.... great! If not? Oh well, I don't lose sleep over it.

EDIT ~ Since someone is going to wonder, she's 24 years-old. And yes, it's literally just a friendship.
One thing i learned working for corporations, never tell what you really feel or think, always tell them what they want to hear, or what is in trend today, cuz this is what they want to hear, when they tell you "tell me honestly" it is your que to tell them lies they want to hear, they couldn't care less what you really think as long as it stays in your head, and your head only. your potential boss may be having the same opinion as you, but he can not hear what is not "approved" by company policy. if he does he has to take actions. or he will get fired himself, if one day you tell someone what you told him , and he did not take appropriate action,.
 

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I never tell "the mother ship" what they want to hear. Instead I hit them with something they never expected.

The man: "you like working here?"
Me: "best job I've had so far"

The man: "you want a raise?"
Me: "nope, I want your salary"

The man: "what do you not like about working here?"
Me: "too many questions about my happiness".

Aint been fired yet.
 

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There is a difference between straight talking, and telling people off because of a perceived superiority. Sometimes errors or different opinions are best left reclined: A personal failure of mine.
I absolutely agree. Thankfully, I've lived long enough to know the difference. People like that young officer who get offended on behalf of a different culture or racial group are usually best ignored. Their warped mentality doesn't even allow them to realize how horribly insulting they're being.

It's like saying, "You're too stupid to realize you should be offended at the terminology this person is using in front of you. So, I'll get offended for you."

It depends on the circumstance and the individual situation. In that particular case, the young officer needed a HUGE reality check. And, he got one. There is no room for personal beliefs to that extent when an officer is in uniform. Conservative, Liberal, Gay, etc. Doesn't matter! Don't care what your personal beliefs are. When you put on that uniform, you are a neutral, profession LEO. You put your personal beliefs aside and do your job in a professional manner. You don't do what that officer did.

EDIT ~ Typo.
 
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One thing i learned working for corporations, never tell what you really feel or think, always tell them what they want to hear, or what is in trend today, cuz this is what they want to hear, when they tell you "tell me honestly" it is your que to tell them lies they want to hear, they couldn't care less what you really think as long as it stays in your head, and your head only. your potential boss may be having the same opinion as you, but he can not hear what is not "approved" by company policy. if he does he has to take actions. or he will get fired himself, if one day you tell someone what you told him , and he did not take appropriate action,.
Yes, unfortunately; you're right.
I coined a term awhile back.
Human-beings are disgustingly predictable.
The more I think about it for various situations,
sadly; the more it fits. Especially the one you mentioned.
 
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