reply to post by Romans 10:9
100% of the cops I have dealt with were wonderful and I was a hellraiser as a teen
OP I salute ya...I am Air Force. I was a 2W2 (Nuke troop) and have personally been a target of insults because I worked on the ICBM project (from what
I gather I am the devil for working on such weapons) so I know how ya feel
Now with that said I have the utmost respect for you sticking your neck out every day you walk into work. I love cops...yes I am realistic to know
there are jerk-ass cops out there but consider this...
The above link is the crime statistics REPORTED by the US
I made reported big for a reason. This is the amount of actual reported crimes in 2008 and thus this is how many calls our cops and federals have gone
out on during 2008
In 2008 there were 22,301,854 reported crimes. 22.3 MILLION calls our cops have gone out on or our federals. Now with that said how many stories do we
see involving bad cops a year. How many? hundreds? thousands? Heck I will give you 10,000 (being very liberal because I am sure someone will say
"well how many abusive calls DON'T get reported?")
so 10,000 calls where a cop turns abusive.
Statistics will tell you that with 10,000 bad cop calls a year divided by the totals crime calls gives you .00044% of cops going bad on a call.
Don't like that statistic? How about 100,000 cop calls going bad? That raises it to .0044% gone bad
Fine fine...I'll do you one better....let's say 1 million calls go bad.....044%...that is the statistics...
Now let's be realistic...even 1 bad police call is a bad thing. Any human unfairly treated is very wrong especially if you look at this by a personal
viewpoint but to sit and say that every cop is wrong? Look at the stats. IF and I do mean IF you had 1 Million bad cop calls you have a .04% rate of
cop calls going bad. That means 99.06% are routine or don't result in a poor decision.
So here is my conclusion and some final points
1. What do you consider a bad call? A taser that was unprovoked? Sure I agree with you there. If I willingly gave up and got shot I would be pretty
pissed too. How about a cop talks back to you? Is that a bad call? Well maybe if the criminal wasn't doing 25 over and giving the cop grief there
would be alot less of that.
2. How many extreme calls do you see? How many cop calls have we seen results in an unfair tasering or a Rodney King style beating? 20 a year? 100 a
year? 1000 a year versus the tens of millions where a cop does his job?
3. The focus…this is a two-parter
a. What was the perp doing BEFORE the camera was turned on? Was he throwing crap? Fighting? We don’t know
b. How many MILLIONS of calls do we not notice? How many times does a cop save a girl from an abusive parent? Heck even pull a cat from a tree? No we
only focus on destruction! We are a sick species that we yawn at creation and love and caring but get excited over destruction and hatred! We’d
rather talk about that idiot Tiger Woods sleeping around. That pre-empted a story where 4 cops GOT MURDERED!
That is my rant…I love the police who save lives and have to stand up to your flaming and ridicule. As I said…even 1 bad call where some poor
young girl gets tasered is bad. I am not a hard-heart. I feel for them but we’re ready to yell police state or cops suck when if you have even 1
million bad cases that only equals .04%???
Not for me…to ALL the good cops out there…and I know you outweigh your bad brethren…I salute you…I love you…thanks for being there