Originally Posted by captishmael
I think the dude has a scary attitude, and he's armed. Maybe advise him of a possible opening in the Ft Collins Police Force, they are always looking for a few more good men like this-
I don't get it. The cop intentionally provoked the possibly inebriated citizen. When the provocation worked, the citizen gets arrested for Assaulting an Officer. If the cop truly wanted to create space between himself and dude boy, he could have done that without the physical provocation. Unprofessional, Ineffective, Dangerous. This is how stuff escalates, folks!
This kind of thing along with junior ranger there is the kind of thing that we as Americans seem to take as normal and its a dangerous trend for our democracy. We have got to stop taking this Orwellian attitude from our public servants. Every time I see things like this, I slide a notch closer to becoming an anarchist.
This ranger at Lees Ferry is no someone who should even be in this position and I agree with CG Guide and others, start a massive letter writing and phone call campaign against him. You guys don`t need to start a great Grand Canyon trip on a sour note because of a guy like this on a power trip.
We have a US Forest Service law enforcement thug on Mt. Hood who loves harassing skiers and snowboarders. He also hides in the trees with binocs and busts people for "safety meetings" in the trees on the slopes at the ski areas.
Cant stand people like this and I have to assume that these are very unhappy people with some deep psychological problems who just cant stand seeing people having a good time whether it be on a ski slope or launching a raft.