posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 02:45 PM
Originally posted by TheRedneck
Until these people are shown to be involved in something underhanded, or at least until these people are indicated to be possibly
involved in something untoward, heck, until we know the names of these people, perhaps we should back off the cop-bashing. Lest we become the
next group to be stereotyped to the point that first-degree murder becomes an acceptable method to deal with us.
Hey Red, the problem here is that we will not be shown that these guys were involved in anything. Even if they were, the code of silence int he PD
will ensure that we hear nothing. This also contributes to the complete mistrust of the PD.
I agree, that we don't know enough to know why these 4 police officers were targeted, but we do know the history of abuses that the police have
metered out, and we know of a number of times we suspect that the police had planted evidence just to secure a conviction.
I think some of the comments in this thread are a good indication of the reputation that the police as a generalization have earned. It is true, we
need to have police in our society, but those that choose to be police must be held to a higher standard. No amount of good cop can sway the tide
against the bad cop as long as those that profess to be good turn a blind eye to the bad ones.
I know the argument is that if the good turn in the bad ones they will receive no support when they need it, but that is a hollow argument at best. It
would only be a short time before new good cops replaced the bad cops who had been removed, and integrity, respect and faith would be restored to the
It is a sad day when it takes the loss of life of PEOPLE to bring forth a concept that needs to be taken seriously by everyone. I do hope the real
reason for these needless deaths come out, but I have my reservations as to how accurate that reason will be.