posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 10:25 AM
What defines "bad" cop?
He, or she, is busy doing his/her job, and some would be "nattering nabob" sticks a camera in their face, they get a bit preturbed, and over react?
If that's your sole definition of "bad", then yeah, I quite see your point. I'm hoping that that isn't your sole critieria, though...
What's a "good" cop?
One that allows him, or her, self to be intimidated by some would be "nattering nabab" who sticks a camera into their face when they're trying to
do their job?
Being a police officer, or any other sort of LEO, is about as thankless a job as I can think of... You are, nearly without exception, considered the
enemy. Even I, who support most police endevours, look upon them with reservations. Don't trust them overly much. Seek ways to avoid them, even
when I'm not doing anything wrong (which is most of the time, mind you...),
I see threads like this on a very regular basis, yet I see few threads that take into account the very real fact that the vast majority of LEO's are
decent, hardworking men and women (though a bit jaded by what they have to deal with, day in, day out...) who are genuinely trying to make things
around them better. ...and they do this with the sure and certain knowledge that for every success, there will be inumerable failures, or events that
they aren't aware of, or if aware lack the ability to alter the outcome.
When critisizing the police, or any other public servant, just remember that most are just trying to do a job to the best of their abilities. They
aren't servants of "evil", they're just rather ordinary folks.