Originally Posted by Tackleberry1
All true but...
...no other profession can abuse the public with near impunity.
...and "bad apples" in any other job get passed over or fired.
The "broad brush" painting the LEO profession is in their hands and its not so much "broad" as it is "thin" and "blue".
Are there "honorable" officers... Sure... Until they witness misconduct or abuse and choose to look the other way.
The inconvenient truth is that we no longer have "Peace Officers"... That profession is dead. We now have "Law Enforcers" and an ounce of common sense should tell anyone that these "Enforcers" do NOT represent your "best interest".
I find it interesting the way so may gun people give a pass to this truth simply because they enjoy being in the presence of "benevolent authority".
Authorities who "share" my interest are welcome to do so as long as they recognize that their "authority" gets checked at the door... and that their badge means they have "twice" as much to prove as anyone else.
I probably should not respond because I am pretty hacked right now. If i go too far a mod will just have delete the post i guess.
But to tack AND all you other cop bashers on this stupid thread:
This is complete and total BULLSH**!!!! I haven't seen anything more broad, over reaching and COMPLETELY offensive and INACCURATE since I've been here! I pity your kids and any officer or official or ANYONE ELSE who has to deal with this kind of CRAPPY attitude towards the men and women who dedicate their lives to keep the peace. The men and women who will lay down their LIFE for yours.
I have lived my entire life around men and women in this HONORABLE PROFESSION and never known ONE who fits your description. Sure I've met men and women in my profession who have made mistakes and paid the price. They weren't the overbearing dishonest sleazebags you make them out to be either.
And as far as "honest" officers looking the other way, I'VE ARRESTED COWORKERS BEFORE for mistakes they made. So don't give me that BULL****!!!! When one of us messes up the entire SHIFT goes into a depression!
Cops get so upset when they mess up like that they've been known to commit suicide rather than face the coworkers and community they let down. Cops don't get special treatment except for maybe on a minor traffic violation. When we mess up we get THROWN UNDER THE BUS!
The men and women I work with deal with more BULLCRAP in a day than most people deal with in a lifetime. We pull dead babies out of cars and ditches. We put handcuffs on child predators. We spend hours in court or on our downtime writing reports that we never get paid for. We HATE taking people to jail as a rule. Unless its a piece of trash like a sexual predator or a child abuser. We only make arrests when it is absolutely necessary. We are willing to give people breaks. We don't abuse our authority, if anything we put up with MORE CRAP to avoid using it than we should.
Today's generation of cops are MORE polite and let MORE things go than they did 20 years ago.
People like YOU and the media LOVE dragging our profession through the DIRT every time ONE person made ONE bad choice. We don't represent ANYTHING that you claim we do.
I cannot believe that there is actually a person who would post something this IGNORANT AND INFLAMMATORY towards police on a public forum. It is absolutely infuriating!!!!!
And EVERY STREET COP I KNOW is a 2nd amendment advocate. The people who claim they aren't are either bleeding heart liberals or administrators pandering to the liberals in their area so they can get elected again.
The article that is listed here is also BULL****!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know of ANYBODY on the street who would agree.