- Dec 17, 2007
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You might take note of my avatar before you cast aspersions on my bravery. It is a picture of the US Navy's Enlisted Submarine Warfare Qualification badge. I earned mine about 40 years ago. Nice try ad an ad hominem attack though.I'm not only old I have been around the block too and I've lived the life, have you? Rhetorical question.
Your one example of a bad cop is meaningless to me. As I've said I know there are bad cops just like there are bad people in every profession. With the exception of politicians, people like you however choose to overlook them, just like you do with the thousands of good deeds cops do every single day. You're no different than CNN and the rest of the main stream media who take every opportunity they can to point out something some cop did wrong and then lump a whole group of people together based off of that incident. I, others I have worked with, along with cops everywhere have literally risked our lives to save complete strangers and people who we know hate us. Would you do that? Don't bother answering, it's another rhetorical question. However, before you tell me it's part of the job, many of us have gone well above what the job requires, but I guess you probably won't believe that will you because as far as you're concerned we're only in it for ourselves. We don't care about bad cops, we don't care about the people, people like you, we swore an oath to protect and serve. The trouble with people like you is you think you have all the answers when the reality is you are clueless. It's sad really.
I'm not saying every cop is bad. What I'm saying is that far too many "good cops" look the other way and let the bad cops ruin their reputation. The whole thin blue line schtick creates a lot of public animosity when the results get made public.
You discount my example but it perfectly illustrates what I'm talking about. Had the former chief not been a cop would he have gotten the same "professional courtesy" on his first offense? I kind of doubt it.
Here is another more recent example close to home -
I suspect that the only reason action was taken was because of the video and the public response.
There are enough verifiable videos on youtube of cops behaving badly.
Unless you are willing to admit it happens and far too often gets swept under the rug then you are part of the problem and we have nothing further to discuss