I do underfstand how the training, and legal knowledge go for the PD. The majority of offices here carry 2 books in the trunk. The SC case law book, and the SC DOT regulations book. There's a great deal to remember, even to try and look up a code is rediculous.
I have had some just wrong stuff done to me just because i carry.
I was pulled by DNR officers to inspect the deer on my cargo rack, as I was headed to the processor. The deer was legal, and I was actually in a great mood untill the officers gave me a hard time.
They asked to see my weapon to check the #'s, I complied. The officer unloaded it, popped the mag out, and emptied it into his pocket. My weapon was not stolen, and checked out, so I was given all my info back, and told to have a good nite. "officer, my weapon!" he walks back up to my hood, and pulls the slide off my glock, removed the barell & spring. He placed the handle, slide, and empty mag on the hood. Then throws the pocket full of ammo out in the road, and barell & spring off on the shoulder. Told me I better watch where I hunt from now on! Then he hopps in his truck and drives off!
It took all the constraint in my blood not to react how I wanted to!
I do wish that officers would be held accountable for their actions, but that's not a strong point here. It's getting better, but that takes time. It's not easy with a sheriff like our's.
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He's just a bully, as is the court system in this county.
I can't find it right now, but the sherrif recently made a statement in reguards to this and a few other issues with him, and the department.
"I'm J.R. Metts! I don't care what any one thinks, especially the county councill. I'm an elected official, and do not answer to the councill, so their opinion makes no difference to me. Ican only be removed from office by SLED (south carolina law enforcement devision) and untill they do, everyone can kiss my @$$"
Our governor is no better!
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