It is too bad that the bad cops make the great cops look not so good. Than k you to the goods cops. Screw you to the bad cops.
Police unions make all cops look bad by preventing the disciplining and/or removal of any and all bad cops from our police departments.
Totally agree that the problem is that cops have too many roles. One of the roles that we really need a lot fewer of is the one where on the beat or traffic cops are able to immediately and thoughtlessly bring deadly force to bear. That should be a specialist job. With a lot of training and oversight.
To all the good cops out there, who have rational minds and have done your career well, we appreciate you!
Several law enforcement officers I know are leaving the profession, and all because of the added stress of the perception of police in general. I’m afraid that soon, all we have left are the bad cops.
Sadly accurate in FAR too many cases, Marty…
Judge Dredd come to live unfortunately. Maybe the Chauvin case will be a wakeup call but I doubt it, too many already screaming about interference with how the police do their jobs.
Understood M2B but you still have to work to convey a more accurate message. There are good cops on the job but they will never be great cops until they make every effort to identify and rid their forces of the sociopathic and criminal minds that are given a badge and a gun.
We know that will never happen until the police unions make it their objectives also. Or the laws and federal supplementary funds are designed to steer the mission toward that end and make it impossible for them to feed their own self interests at the expense of the public.
It’s unfortunate that sometimes they screw up. No doubt there are over zealous members in the service.. but in fairness, in the heat of the moment mistakes are made. We.. should be focusing a bit (and laying blame) on those who.. at a desk, calmly.. make decisions on sentencing and parole.
I just wrote a recommendation letter for one of my students who is applying to become a police officer. She is a wonderful person and she will be a terrific officer. I was very happy to write her a glowing letter. I just wish they were all like her.
More and stronger police for a bigger and better police state! That’s the ticket.
That subhead is only for white “upright” people.
He looks a lot like Guliani.
Reminds me of back about twenty years ago, our town’s police chief was criticized because officers responding to an active shooter did nothing but watch while he continued to shoot people – they finally arrested him when it was obvious he’d run out of bullets. The police chief answered reporter’s questions by saying that the police department’s job was NOT to protect… ironically there was a city police car in the background that had “To protect and to serve” plainly printed on it… it was part of the reason he was not re-elected…
It’s a Judge Dredd wannabe.
I’ll never forget being stuck on a 405 exit ramp in LA and discovering that the problem was that a young woman with kids in the car was stalled and trying to get the car to start. I observed an LA policeman in his police car, emblazoned with its “To protect and serve” motto make his way by her and proceed on his way.
The advent of video of police makes a lot of police reports suspect. Without video George Floyd’s death would have been listed as death from a medical event, perhaps even inconclusive. It would not have been as obvious that it was murder.
Also what is becoming apparent, is that police issue the necessary commands, but shoot before there is time for any compliance or for the officer to recognize that compliance.
Executioner, Judge & Jury, in that order?
Most cops are good cops. Each department is individual upon itself, no federal laws or state laws can solve the issue. The only way to solve policing issues is for the good cops to do it. If you’re a good cop you can’t allow a bad cop to define you.
Want to bet if a person were threatening, robbing or assaulting Marty, he would want a police officer there to help?
November 20, 2017