posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 09:53 PM
In a way, I agree with you. Well, in more than a way, I suppose.
In the old days, the sheriff, was either chosen, or he was the only one dumb enough to volunteer. In my community, it's still the same, he is
elected. The trouble, is that no one else is. The city cops, the county's deputies, they are all hired and don't even have to have any history in
We get a lot of cops from other states and cities come here to cut their teeth and then move on to bigger places. I feel really fortunate that we
don't seem to have the problems that other places do, yet. (well, except for that one school cop who was sending porn)
They have really nice guns....and armor...and a lots of cops. We have what is usually one person's word against that of a trusted officer. Who is the
judge going to believe? What happens when the judge is corrupt as well? That happens more than I want to know about. Like the one that was in bed with
the camp, so he kept sending kids their way for a kickback...the one using the pump behind the bench, you know the ones.
It's too much. What are we supposed to do? There are only about a hundred cops and deputies here, in a community of about thirty thousand, but it
only takes one person with a gun to control a whole bunch without. They can't get us all, but who wants to be first?
Corruption in law enforcement is as old as law enforcement. I don't think it will ever be eliminated...at least until robots take over....then we
have corrupt programmers to worry about...give me corrupt cops any day.