That kind of thing happens all the time. They are pretty much organized street gangs with paychecks. I could write a book.
As a past LEO I take great offense to this comment! There are jerks in every profession and I would never paint everyone with the same brush. I have worked with some of the best people that I have ever met in law enforcement, From Fed's in the FBI to local Constable's. So I will say this
1 Was he wrong......Yes
2 Should he lose his job.....Yes
3 Does he need his a$$ whipped .....Yes
4 are all LEO in this class.........Hell no
I take the comment of LEO as being gangs with paychecks as coming from an uneducated and small minded person!
Really? I have so many certifications on my wall I can barely tell what color it is. I don't speak from the hip sir. When I say "I could write a book," I mean exactly that.
I have a few relatives who are cops, one in my town, one who is a big shot in the CT state police, and a few whom I "associate" with. Notice I didn't say "Friends." But I have documented proof, over and over, of cops taking a bad situation and making it worse for their own personal gain.
You can't deny cops stick together. They have to. Nobody else trusts them. Like the old George Carlin skit on the FBI. "Look around the room at your friends. They're not REALLY your friends... are they."
I have received testimony from two criminals who were in a B&E when the police showed up from a silent alarm, and these two hid between the basement ceiling and the upstairs floor through a small crawl space. They listened as the cops divided up the families possessions and stole everything from the TV, jewelry, all the alcohol, whatever wasn't nailed down. Every available unit in the area showed up for the party.
I have testimony from a criminal who was arrested with a large amount of cocaine. When he showed up in court, there was only enough evidence presented to prosecute him for intent to distribute, and one cop winked at him and said "That was good stuff."
Then you get situations which are in the news every day, where cops power goes to their brain, and THEY take on a mob mentality, beating down and arresting anyone and everyone indiscriminately. It's on TV every day. How about Victoria Snellgrove, shot in the eye and killed in an agonizing death by a "less than lethal" pepper gun, by an untrained and angry Boston cop.
Yes, I could write a book, and I may some day, but not now. How dare you sir show your anger and arrogance by calling me uneducated for speaking the truth.
Like the cop in the thread said, "Get over it."
There was a time when there were a few bad cops, and my father taught me to respect the police and obey the law. Well, the odds have changed since then. I do however still obey the law.
Lets do some painting with the big brush
Look at Bernard Madoff.....does this mean that all financial advisor's are thief's
Look at David Duke.....does this mean everybody south of the Mason Dixon is a card caring cross burner
Look at rev. Wright....does this mean all black men of faith are anti America, anti government and anti white
Look at Terrell Owens....are all pro athletes self absorbed cry babies
My apologies for saying that you are uneducated, your paper wall proves me wrong on that point.
I am very proud of what I accomplished while I was in law enforcement, and to put me and 99 percent of the other boys in blue into the same class with that idiot is very upsetting. I may not have a lot of diplomas on my wall, but I do have a letter of commendation for pulling three people from a burning car that had rolled over on I-40 (Quay County).It is on the wall right over my desk. I still have people come up and shake my hand and I have been out of law enforcement for over ten years. No matter what you think of the police in your area, when it is 2am at your house and things have gone south, you or a family member are going to call 911. They are going to come out and you will be relived and thankful when the pull up
Look at the HEADLINES any day of the week. Turn off "COPS" and try watching CNN for a change, and see the real world around us. That will answer all your questions. There isn't enough hard drive on this server to list it all. It's NOT just a "few bad apples" any more. It's a mentality which needs to be painted with a broad brush because it's a broad problem.