The Internets is filled with "public freakouts" that are mostly fake and never really tell both sides of the story . . . However, a bit of local ranting has earned a special designation today.
Reddit attempts to shame a law enforcement officer but might have only embarrassed somebody's cousin.
Here's the offending thread that's going viral . . .
"You have no power here" . . . One of many Arrowhead disputes this year that's "flavored" with anti-cop spin this time around.
Meanwhile, this explanation makes the most sense . . .
"He’s not law enforcement. If he was he would have showed his badge. What he’s showing is a PBA card. It’s something that cops give out to close friends and family and they can flash it when getting pulled over for speeding etc to potentially get them out of a jam if the officer on the scene is in a good mood that day. Essentially what he is showing means almost nothing. It’s like yelling “ don’t fuck with me cause my cousin is a cop”
To the best of our knowledge . . . Those cards are also somewhat of a myth.
However . . .
I did know an illegal alien / undocumented immigrant who outfitted his truck with "Back The Badge" & "Support Police" bumper stickers before he was able to FINALLY get his paperwork together after more than 30 years waiting in line. He strictly obeyed all traffic laws and kept his tags up to date . . . And nobody ever messed with him.
But I digress . . .
You decide . . .