Originally posted by andy1033
Still why is it news. Police are mostly murderers. So who knows who they upset.
This comment is utter crap. It infuriates me to see such utter garbage posted as some sort of "justification" of murder. Murder is wrong, no
matter who it is who is murdered.
Most policemen go through their entire careers without ever firing their weapons in anger. Most policemen get through their entire careers without
ever having to kill or badly injure anyone. So how does that make the police "mostly murderers"?
Every time the police shoot someone, there is national coverage. That's good - it should be like that. Police misconduct should never be tolerated,
and it should be widely publicized whenever it happens. Unfortunately, such publicity gives us an extremely warped understanding of what the police
Every single day, police throughout the country perform millions of acts of heroism, kindness, and assistance to citizens. They walk into dark
alleys, abandoned buildings, dangerous neighborhoods, trying to apprehend dangerous criminals. They perform "welness checks" on seniors and
disabled people. They do what they can to get the mentally ill into hospitals or at least off the streets for the night (during cold weather). They
try to help "at risk" kids avoid ruining their lives.
I live in Chicago. I worked for an attorney who specialized in police misconduct cases, who is the scourge of the Chicago police (he won a verdict of
$28 million for a case where police left a man in a "locked in" state, unable to move a musscle). I've seen police misconduct first-hand. There
are some bad apples, some bullies and thugs and criminals in the police force. They are rare, and they are repeat offenders. The crimes against
citizens are committed by the same thugs. Most of their fellow officers disapprove of their behavior and do what they can to stop it or mitigate it.
Because their lives may depend on these thugs coming to their aid, they don't generally turn them in.
In my experence - here in Chicago, which has a reputation of corrupt and violent cops - most police are hard-working, honest, and dedicated people.
They have a difficult, dangerous, and thankless job. They aren't paid all that much to do this job.
Your sig says that those who read the newspapers know less than those who read nothing, and I agree. And yet you fall for the typical MSM bull about
evil murderous police. It's just not true. Such crimes are rare and not representative of what the vast majority of the police do every single day.
It sells papers and air time, but it's pure crap.
For every bad cop - and yes, they do exist - there are many thousands of good cops. Anyone who says otherwise is full of crap.