posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 01:39 PM
Originally posted by areyouserious2010
Not true. The vast majority of police do their jobs properly everyday, hundreds of thousands of times over, you just only hear about the incidents
that go wrong or are suspected police corruption.
There are corrupt cops, and cops who ignore the corrupt cops.
There is not a police force in this country without a crooked cop. everyone who works with him knows he's dirty, but allows it to happen..
allowing someone to commit a crime, with your knowledge, and not reporting it immediately makes you an accomplice and guilty of conspiracy to commit
the said crime.
Just as dirty as the crooked cop.
you don't get to hide behind the badge.
Police are no different than citizens, they just like to think they are.
The dutiful service and protection LEO's once provided and swore to uphold, are at best a second priority to dept policy.
They know better.. and continue to act as long as they are protected from within.
This is gang mentality... not the mentality of protectors of the people.
99% of the cops out there have a less than rudimentary grasp of the laws they are paid to uphold.
How can you realistically enforce laws you don't even know or understand without violating innocent peoples rights?
Cops are undereducated, untertrained and, underpaid. This makes some of them a dangerous liability IMHO.
I say pay all cops 100K a year to start.. but require them to pass a watered down version of their state's bar exam first.