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Originally posted by Seiko
a good cop
TEMPLE (June 28, 2011)—Rookie Temple Police Officer Jacob Tatum who was on his third day on the job, is credited with saving the life of a 1-year-old girl who was choking on a barrette.
Well played officer.
I've seen quite a bit of bad cop threads lately, and see a continuous rebuttal for good points.It's a fair argument to say that only focusing on the bad gives the wrong impression so I present one good. Take this as a form of balance, but remember that good stories don't lead the news.
Now when the next bad cop thread appears let it not be said that all cops are like that.
Remember though that in comparison to this fine young officer the abusers of power look even more degenerate. This is why I do this, so that we have a measure.
It's a 1:1 ratio?
Originally posted by Seiko For every jerk cop, there's a hero.
Is that a good way to think if you're a LEO?
Originally posted by Xcathdra There are also some very worthless civilians
Surely you can see the difference between a corrupt legal system and a corrupt corporation. There is no excuse for the excuses. The good LEO's must band together and act NOW to expose the bad LEO's and departments.
Originally posted by Xcathdra A problem that permeates all sectors of professions and not just law enforcement.
This thread should be entitled "LEO Does His Job." How is that a thread for ATS?
Originally posted by Lightrule But you know what I shouldn't be seeing? Is those same people turning around into a good cop thread and trying to post negative comments about bad cops.
Originally posted by Raelsatu
The link to the main article doesn't work for some reason. Now, as far as I can tell the cop saves a 1 year old? I'm not trying to diminish the good deed he has done, but I'm relatively positive that even a "bad" cop would try to save a 1-year-old under such circumstances. However there seems to be a threshold, an age limit, where "bad" cops step over the bounds in dealing with civilians. Saving a 1-year-old is great; but tazing a 20-year-old who's not even drunk and paralyzing him for life, tazing and beating the pulp out of a 17-year-old mentally handicapped kid because he couldn't speak correctly, and arresting/destroying video evidence of a guy filming from his own property, doesn't level things out. Simply put, there just needs to be less reports overall of the brutality/abuse/corruption we're seeing; and although this story is uplifting in and of itself, it doesn't really soften the blow for all the other incidents occurring right now.
But I see your point and it's one I was already well aware of: there are still many good cops.
Originally posted by jerico65
How about this prediction? In ten years, most of the yahoos that are posting the negative crap on this thread will still be living in their mom's basement.