posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 02:51 PM
I was never comfortable with the policies of some businesses regarding LEO's. The reason they do it is because they appreciate the police presence
and it's their way of saying "thank you".
On the other hand, it breeds a kind of contempt in certain types of LEO's that gets out of hand. Some have expectations after a certain period of
time. The bullies in the business really come out of the woodwork and the citizenry usually hear or read about them at some point in time.
This is one reason why RateMyCop.com
is a good idea. It gives some measure of power back to the people. In one little
corner of the world, ordinary citizens have a voice about the injustices visited upon them by the people who are supposed to be responsible for
their rights and freedoms.
It's not much, but it's something
PS: I'm glad this officer was fired, veteran or not. You don't abuse your position that way. This man finally went too far and exposed himself for
the rotten human being he is at his core. No one wants a person like that in a police officer's uniform.
The sad thing is that he probably got away with far worse in the years before he fell for this newspaper caper.
[edit on 7/18/08 by Sleuth]