Officers Jeer at Arraignment of 16 Colleagues in Ticket-Fixing Investigation
A three-year investigation into the police’s habit of fixing traffic and parking tickets in the Bronx ended in the unsealing of indictments on Friday and a stunning display of vitriol by hundreds of off-duty officers, who converged on the courthouse to applaud their accused colleagues and denounce their prosecution.
The assembled police officers blocked cameras from filming their colleagues, in one instance grabbing lenses and shoving television camera operators backward.
Just like a soldier in war "I was ordered to kill and therefore it's not my fault". Does anyone take responsibility for their own decisions and actions anymore?
The mentality of these cops trying to protect the wrongdoers is outrageous and trying to blame unethical behavior on the fact they were "just following orders" or doing things this way because it's been going on for a long time is a chickensh*t thing to do. I can't believe the audacity.
Originally posted by Trexter Ziam
Two wrongs never make a right.
"Just Following Orders" - that's how many Nazi's justified their actions. If an order is wrong, disobey it. Get your fellow officers to disobey it too. They can't fire the entire PD if ALL the cops refuse to follow immoral or illegal orders.
"It's Been Going On Since the Days of the Egyptians" - Mayor Mike Bloomberg
Elect somebody else. Problem is, the scum naturally floats to the top and finding a GOOD person in politics (and many other occupations) is next to impossible. If something bad had been going on since the days of the Egyptians, and it is continued through to current times, then it's time for some serious change. A bad excuse is worse than no excuse at all. This one is bad and lame.
edit on 29/10/2011 by Trexter Ziam because: (no reason given)