posted on Dec, 30 2009 @ 06:36 PM
reply to post by rcwj1975
In my 9 years I have worked with some great guys/gals and never had that issue. I have worked with some real idiots who didn't deserve a
badge, and luckily they WERE weeded out and no longer work as a LEO.
No disrespect meant by question and admire your honesty.
I think the above is the key. Your department has been successful at weeding them out whiles others continue to keep them and defend them.
IMO, cops are great. It is when they defend the bad apples that gives the whole organization a black eye.
I saw the video and see how both sides can learn to respect each other better. Did the guy with hidden weapon deserve to be treated the way he was?
Based on his past, yes.
Did the lady deserve to be arrested for flipping a finger? I really think the finger could have been ignored. IMO, it probably isn't the first or
last time somebody flipped them off in that neighborhood.
Did the guy deserve 70 years for shooting at cop? Just not enough evidence on there to say one way or the other.
Did guy deserve to be shot at in his back while jumping the fence? I heard a shot, but unless I missed it I never saw a cop shoot his gun. I can
assume but that does no good.
The video gives me a feeling that both sides are playing chicken to see who is going to back down first. In this case, the cops can't afford to
chicken out. To do so will send the message that the cops are afraid and the thugs are free to do their will.