posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 01:13 PM
this is a nation of laws and we cannot simply abide by our law enforcement officers breaking the law in order to apprehend criminals.
It is my opinion that the cops break the law every day to apprehend criminals.
For example - it's okay for them to "impersonate" a drug dealer, sell drugs, and keep the money they made, in addition to arresting the buyer.
I'm not trying to sidetrack this thread with that example, rather just making the point that if it's against the law for ordinary civilians to
partake in illegal activities, it should
be illegal for law enforcement too! SHOULD, being the key word!!
Moreover, if an ordinary civilian tried this same stunt because, say, he/she felt that the toddler was in immediate danger (or any reason, really),
they would most certainly be in jail, facing felony charges.
Paid leave will be the harshest "punishment" for these guys, assuming there is any disciplinary action at all. However, I wouldn't count on it...