originally posted by: AnteBellum
a reply to: spooky24
Did you not have enough to eat today? Sleep maybe? Or you probably don't have kids?
I think ol' Spooky is just finally saying what she/he has been tapdancing around in other posts on ATS - if a cop wants to do something, by God you
let them, without any sort of question.
Sorry, Spooky, the more crap like this that comes to light, the better people will come to understand LEOs. That they're not shiny knights, coming to
protect us, all sans peur et sans reproche, they're the high school bully with a gun, a jock with a rifle. The guy that got his rocks off pulling
wings off flies. The job attracts that sort.
Sure, it's at least possible that that type are still in the minority. I don't think it's the "99.9 good" number you like to bandy around. More like
75/25. Maybe worse. But what really makes LEOs look like lying assholes is the cover-up part. The bit where you guys lie each other up. Where you
don't check each other. Where you get to investigate yourselves, and that your oversight is dependent on your cooperation, meaning unless you're
caught on video tapdancing around the corpse with a knife in your teeth, there isn't going to be a real investigation.
The "thin blue line" cop omerta makes any thinking person at least distrustful of you.
Look at this situation - if I intentionally tripped or shoved a bunch of cops running to celebrate something, after my teeth were all knocked out I'd
be sentenced to life in prison. But this guy gets "it was inappropriate". It was # assault. But nothing will happen.
Who cares what the internal investigation shows? Why should the law care at all? Why is the guy not arrested by the Sheriff's Department for five or
six counts of assault and battery while armed, or under color of law? Do you think he can actually make a case that he was doing his job as a LEO when
he did that? Is tripping and shoving people and walking away a new sort of enforcement technique? Or is it obviously at least a misdemeanor? Why is he
not being arrested and charged?
It's because there's two sorts of law. One for us, one for them. And theirs has a big police union and the prosecutors by the nads. Heck, it's gotten
to the point you don't even ask 'why don't they just charge him' - it's left up to them to investigate themselves and we don't even question it. IA
should be for violations of internal policy. The prosecutor is supposed to handle this sort of thing. But they always pander to the IA decision.
Because they're afraid of the cops and the police unions.
In this case, it's the "Policeman of the Year". This is the cream of the local crop. And see how he behaves when he thinks he's not being watched.
This IS a "good cop". And this is what he does. Just imagine what the "bad cops" do.
edit on 24-4-2014 by Bedlam because: (no reason