posted on Dec, 11 2014 @ 10:07 AM
a reply to: liteonit6969
Man, what they can give ME for Christmas is...report your buddy when he screws up. Delivering a little roadside beating to someone he didn't like?
Stop him, and report it. Making up some mopery charge to harass someone? Challenge him on it. If someone files a complaint that your old friend is
drinking and policing...go track the guy down and give him a breathalyzer, and if he's drunk, arrest his butt.
I'd love to have a nice set of IA reports that aren't rubberstamped. I'd love to have the police unions say "You know what, you're right. It's
NUTS to go to contract negotiation war over not testing for steroids.Of COURSE we ought to test for that. Why are we fighting it?".
I'd love to have the Lowell PD come out and say, "Of COURSE you may record us going about our business. We will never again try to obstruct you, or
threaten you with some made-up crap. We won't ask you to delete it, then try to pretend ten seconds later that we think it's a "cell phone gun" to
give us an excuse to whop you with a baton and steal your phone. We won't take your phone from you and delete the evidence, a move that if YOU did
it, would be a felony, but somehow we seem to skate on constantly. We won't chase you into your house and intimidate you into giving us the phone. Or
stomp on it. Or pretend there's a law that says you can't record us. Never again. All we ask is that you stay back a reasonable distance so we can
do our jobs. And by 'reasonable distance' we don't mean 50 yards. And if even so much as ONE officer does these things, we will immediately fire
And for New Year's, you can also say "It's nuts to sue your wallet and take all the money we find for a margarita machine, so we won't do that any
I don't need a flat screen. I don't want a new phone. I'd be out there singing carols with you if I could trust you
. But if you want that
support, the omerta has to go.