posted on May, 25 2012 @ 10:33 AM
Originally posted by schadenfreude
What bothers me the MOST about stories like this, is that they happen so often, no one bats an eye anymore.
Don't gloss over that, THINK about it. COPS GET AWAY WITH MURDER, on such a daily basis (or so it would appear) that it's "business as usual".
Nothing to see here citizen, move along.
Really? Is this how far we've come as a society, that the MURDER of our fellow citizens by COPS is "no big deal"?
I grew up in the 70's, cops never pulled this kinda crap. I used to hang with my cousins, we'd pull upto a red light, car is full of weed smoke,
(Unlike Clinton, I'll freely admit I did inhale. Twice) and in the next lane is a cop car.
Nobody got pulled out & beat up. Nobody got murdered. This kind of crap didn't happen TO THIS DEGREE forty years ago.
This BS HAS to stop!
>> I don't think what is unusual is that there are Police officers who go unhinged -- it's the nature of the job and possibly (unfortunately) the
nature of people who CHOOSE this line of work.
What is wrong -- is who is KEPT on the job. When the Police Chief, Mayor, or DA keeps someone like "pepper-spraying cop" on the force, and either
does nothing to reprimand them, or worse yet PROMOTES these people -- it sends a message. Also, the concentration on LOTS of police and low pay is
absolutely the WRONG dynamic -- we would be better off with half the cops, making twice the money, and having a much higher bar to get the job.
If being a COP were a thing that were elevated -- then we'd get people who were motivated and exceptional. They would get more respect, because
people knew they weren't unable to get a better job.
>> There was a blogger about a month ago who was from the military and stated he CHOSE NOT TO become a police officer -- just because of the lack of
honor he felt was portrayed. He certainly might have a hard time fitting in if everyone had a "drop gun" tied on their ankle (as this is a common
practice in many areas for accidental shootings). That's the guy you WANT to be a cop -- not the man who got kicked out of a job as prison guard
because he was too violent.
Tolerance for the BAD COP is at an all time high -- while at the same time, more laws are being passed like "stand your ground" or permission to
"shoot at cops" in your home. More drones and less support for proper procedures means that the public is eventually going to sour on the idea of
police. The "good guys" are going to get caught in the cross hairs.
When there is more concern with shutting down protests, than actually bringing justice to the huge crooks on Wall Street -- it's a sign that people
in charge want things to escalate. Either there are morons in charge of most police -- or their is a purpose that should all give us something to