I was drunk and I turned around and he’s just standing there and idk I just went blank. Called him pig a bunch, someone told me to stop and I did, but wowee.

Feel bad that I definitely made some people uncomfortable, but I mean who the fuck shows up the bar like that.

I’ll find out if I got myself banned in a couple days. Would be a shame, was making friends there. But if I got banned for telling a cop to eat shit then I guess that’s cooler than being a regular nuisance.

For context I’m in a large American city that has seen some shit, so it might be fine after an apology to some of the people that had to listen to it. The bartender thought it was funny

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    Yeah clearly its the person who doesn’t like cops that’s the problem not the cop rocking up to get drunk armed and uniformed (or if he was there for other reasons, still pretty much fuck that)

    If you made people uncomfortable, its either because they’re a bootlicker or just afraid the cop was gonna escalate the situation and for some reason blames you for that (common American response to cop shit tbh. People recognize that how the cops behave is completely unconscionable but still feel the need to victim blame because “you could have just not provoked them” basically)

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      It’s a legitimate concern that I was putting other people in harms way though. Obviously that’s not right, but the reality of the situation is the fucker couldve gone ballistic. Which is also why I panicked and just went off on him, but still, I think there’s better ways to do it such as seed resentment in everyone else there. Like quietly.

      Obviously he’s the monster here, but idk if this was the move. You are right though, I’ve majorly vibechecked the crowd I’m with we’ll see how it turns out lmao

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        I kinda get it. Maybe I’d feel similarly if it happened to me, but looking in from the outside there’s no circumstance where someone else ends up is in harms way that is your fault here. He put them in harms way by going to get drunk in uniform with a goddamn weapon.

        I get conflict avoidance, and ofc the principle of being able to yell at cops wouldn’t be worth someone else getting hurt, but like goddamn, pigs aren’t wild animals, they are responsible for their actions. Hope the rest of the crowd can hang and aren’t too bootlicky about it

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        Its super fucked that in a country where there are mass shootings practically daily, where it isn’t hard for the “shooter” to dress in cop hardware, people with more kit on them that I was issued in the army will just roll into crowded areas unannounced like its okay.

        Overreaction? Maybe.

        Justified? Absolutely.

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      He whined that “see I can’t even go out without being harassed” to the table he was standing at which was the only thing about it im proud of. In general, I need to keep my cool better

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        he was legit just there in full gear to get drunk? lotta places that’s illegal or against policy. Pig just wanted fuckin brownie points but sympathy points are almost as good I guess. Fuck that. You did good, would have been even better if you were coolheaded and sober I’m sure

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          No idea if his plan was to get drunk, I just know he rolled up in full gear at 11:30 pm and everyone else there was drunk.

          There was some table he was chatting to, some friends or something, people that aren’t usually at the place.

          Context, I did leave after being told by a friend to chill. I went outside, took some air, realized I can’t be cool in this situation, and dipped, but the damage was done. No idea how long he stayed or what was said afterwards

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            I mean that he wasn’t there doing his job tbh but drinking does ofc make it worse. Just looked up a random east coast city and the policy there is that officers aren’t even allowed to “socialize in an alcoholic beverage establishment” in “full or partial uniform” while off duty, with heavier penalties for actually being intoxicated in uniform off duty. Could probably get him in trouble for that lol, but with how pigs are it probably isn’t worth it

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            I know the feeling comrade, I couldn’t hold myself back when some settlers counterprotesters showed up to a local action against the ongoing genocide

            I got really mad, called them nazis and said some other shit before being scolded by the little old lady standing next to me and feeling embarrassed for losing my cool

            At least those losers haven’t shown up for the last few weeks

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              Cops are not unlike skinheads and Nazis. Full stop. But also, once they start showing up and you don’t stop them then more just keep coming and ruin the fucking place. Seen a bar go cop bar before, maybe that had a hand in my reaction

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        Good.

        Okay, but Zelda memes aside, this does put a smile on my face behind my laptop as I type all this.

        Honestly, I wish I had your gumption. And hey, even drunk, you probably still held those beliefs, imho.