Thank you. Keep the bad cop stories coming. There are plenty we don't hear about.
Cases like this will continue as long as the hiring practices and training remains the same.
A few suggestions for making things better:
1. minimum hiring age of 29. This gives the punk a$$ kids a chance to make it on their own as a civilian and mature (hopefully). By 29, their
lifestyle will show on their physical condition and their attitudes will be self evident. They can still put in 30 years and retire at 59 or go to 65
or more if they can still do their job.
2. mandatory sensitivity training and a requirement to memorize the constitution, human rights, civil rights, etc. and training to understand the
value of those rights, as well as the value of those citizens they protect.
3. Conflict avoidance training. When you wear your big fat cop ego on your sleeve and spout it from your mouth you are just asking for people to tell
you where to go.
4. Conflict resolution training.
5. Automatic suspensions when a citizen complains about a cop. If you are caught on video roughing up a citizen who is not physically confrontational,
you go on public video to get your as kicked by a line up of previous police abuse victims. Humility is a good thing for cops. They need all they can
get because they have far too much power and far too many buddies that will lie for them and cover up for them.
6. Speaking of lying: no more training to become professional liars. We start rewarding honest cops and whisle blower cops who expose their lying
commrads for being liars. I'm tired of seeing cops sit around in doughnut shops coaching each other on how to lie their a$$es off.
7. Instead of providing Crown Vic's, Dodge Charges, and SUV's, they get a Ford Focus. This would help to instill a little humility. Big fat cop
ego's thrive on the luxury cars, so why feed it?
8. Only one cop car per doughnut shop rule. In other words, we don't want to see a convention of doughnut munchers gathering at the doughnut shops
while a few blocks away one after another break ins or home invasions are going on.
9. Minimum IQ of 115. The status quo is about 100, and it shows.
10. Lead by example rule. No bullying of citizens.
Not a complete list.
[edit on 21/7/09 by John Matrix]