posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 10:30 AM
Sorry. I misread your post. You were not saying it was an oops moment, but rather the result of bad choice, though I still read your interpretation
as a one-off choice, when I see it as a sign of a possible deeper problem.
edit on 6-3-2014 by aboutface because: (no reason given)
No problem. Correct, drinking and driving is NOT an oops moment, that is a poor choice and anyone doing it, regardless of position, needs to pay for
that before someone else pays with their lives.
As far as you interpreting what I said, you lost me there, as I think I am pretty clear on what I mean. Every human being makes mistakes. Cops too,
and yes they are held to a higher standard by the public, but you must also remember where cops come from, from everyday people who themselves aren't
perfect. There is no superhuman or special powers bestowed on an officer that allow them to disregard life's demons. Human emotion and decision
making, stress, and life's issues still reside among those behind a badge.
There are 320 million people in this country, with a TOTAL law enforcement force (feds, state, locals) of 825,000 officers to keep the peace, keep
order, or however you want to word it. That tells me for the most part people behave, and for the millions who do not, our officers do a pretty good
job overall. Yes, the dirty ones will always need to be weeded out, but EVERY career field has a weedy garden.
This incident proves the good guys are trying, so maybe a lot of support for this officer from the public and his fellow officers would aid in that
goal, rather than focusing on the bad cop and trying to build off his stupid choices. He got what he deserved and what you all should want, arrested
and treated like everyone else, by those who swore to uphold the law as we pay him to do.