Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. festin

    festin said, about 9 hours ago

    ’bout time !

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 9 hours ago

    Seems like the only ones that should be scared of cops are those that don’t obey orders, criminal drug dealers and thugs that attack cops or others.

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 9 hours ago

    Seems like.

  4. NZ-Eil

    NZ-Eil said, about 8 hours ago

    I’ve mentioned this before: I do not understand why it is we hear about the 2nd amendment in the US so often, right to bear arms etc, in order to be prepared to withstand treason, a police state and government over- reach etc etc etc: only to then often read from the very same people clamouring about these rights, about ‘obeying’ the police matter what…

  5. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, about 5 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    And anyone driving a car.

  6. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, about 5 hours ago

    @NZ-Eil

    Because the 2nd Ad whiners think they will never ever be arrested or even have a run in with the police. After all, they will just stand their ground and leave a trail of bodies in the movie theatre. No need for police.

  7. Beppo10983

    Beppo10983 said, about 4 hours ago

    It’s like when the cops beat up a defenseless political cartoonist and throw his license into the sewer. It’s just like that!

  8. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    Even this 65 yr old grandmother is afraid of cops and those law enforcement types who only want to prove my innocence.

  9. ODon

    ODon said, about 3 hours ago

    Just obey the cops, simple. Unless you are grazing cattle in Nevada, and well armed.

  10. John Locke

    John Locke said, about 3 hours ago

    I know the names of the cops in our small town. I know their families. They are good people and usually make good decisions. We appreciate them. If they make mistakes, we cut them some slack, just like they do for us from time to time. I am not afraid of them. But, there are some people in my town who are. And, they should be.

  11. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, about 2 hours ago

    @NZ-Eil

    EXACTLY. They have a special kind of blindness; when they figuratively look in the mirror, they throw their hands over their faces and shout NO NO NO! They dogmatically support the police state, even as they rail against it. Reminds me of Erich Fromm’s Escape From Freedom.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 hours ago

    I have a nearly flawless driving record – until recently, not one moving violation in over 35 years of driving, and one fender-bender.
    I was pulled over by a cop in Medford, MA (yes, this Medford: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2015/07/27/cop-caught-dash-cam-threatening-blow-hole-through-driver-head/eyZbmPp22kuuacwx8hHe2M/story.html) for not stopping fully at a four-way stop which was completely empty of traffic and which I know well, going through it almost every day. Was I guilty? Sure, I said so. Did it entitled him to have me sit and wait while he checked my records, then insult me? No, it did not. And I’m white!
    Yes, I was and am afraid of the police. I am a law-abiding citizen and a long-term member of the community. What does that say about the nature of policing in this country?

  13. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 hour ago

    In a small town, a bully cop gets identified and removed from the force in fairly short order. Knocking a kid cold on main street (Beaver Dam, KY) got one removed from the force pretty quickly in that little town.
    Big city or state police, another matter. As for federal agents, I’ve known a few, some were good guys, a couple thought they were James Bond – IOW, crazy as hell.
    But you are much more likely to meet a bad cop in a big city, especially in the “bad” part of town, because they get assigned there on purpose, as few give a damn what goes on there, and you can always come up with an excuse for them, given the place they were in.
    Turns it all into a self fulfilling prophecy, doesn’t it? Put the bad cops into the bad part of town and then it just goes in the same old circle we see all the time.

  14. jrmerm

    jrmerm said, about 1 hour ago

    Most professional organizations/institutions are very poor at policing themselves (pun intended). Doctors, lawyers (vomit!), the clergy, educators (don’t get me started on this one!). All of them are reluctant to identify and punish wrongdoers in their ranks. Law enforcement is no different. And police are often used unfairly as a scapegoat or whipping boy. Often the fault lies with incompetent and misguided elected officials, as was/is the case in Baltimore. Meanwhile, when you come into contact with the police TRY NOT TO GIVE THEM A LOAD OF @#$%!, but cooperate within reason. And hold your elected officials responsible for the conduct of your police department.

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