originally posted by: JoshuaCox
He wasn't the drunk driver.. he was the victim!!!!!
Was this not known? I saw some comments saying that this guy was the victim of the wreck, not the one fleeing, almost from day one of the incident.
But I agree, it makes it exponentially worse for what the officer did (and the other officer, who is also under investigation)
So this wasn't just one cop..
I also thought that this was common knowledge...are people just not paying attention?
I have no idea how people do not recognize the institutional problems with our law enforcement..
If only 1% of cops are bad, then how do we keep seeming multiple officers covering up misconduct???
Well, here's where your penchant for editorializing and demagoguery doesn't do you any favors.
According to Wiki
In 2008, federal police employed approx. 120,000 full-time law enforcement officers, authorized to make arrests and carry firearms in the
In 2008, state and local law enforcement agencies employed more than 1.1 million people on a full-time basis, including about 765,000 sworn
personnel (defined as those with general arrest powers). Agencies also employed approximately 100,000 part-time employees, including 44,000
So, assuming that numbers have rebounded up (the article notes that these 2008 numbers were down from 2004) and that 1% of current law enforcement is
a higher number, we'll still err on the side of caution and use these 2008 numbers. Adding all of the bolded numbers together, you get approximately
929,000 sworn officers with arresting capabilities. Using simple math, we come to the conclusion that 9,290 cops are bad cops like what we see in this
forum and on the news.
With 9,290 bad LEOs in America, we should be seeing, on average, 25.45 individual, unique cases of bad-coppery per day, and that's assuming that these
officers only do one bad thing once per year.
Yet, here we are, in a reality where we don't necessarily see 25.45 unique cases of bad-coppery each day--and when I mean "bad cop," I mean the types
that we see in this forum, not just a cop that was rude to someone they pulled over for a speeding ticket or someone who gave an asinine ticket for
So, yes, it fully plausible that 99% of LEOs are good cops that do their jobs either by the book, or in favor of the civilian. To continually imply
that this is an impossibility just because of a subjective determination because we see video of cops doing the wrong thing is a very poor approach to
edit on 5-9-2017 by SlapMonkey because: (no reason given)