posted on Sep, 17 2012 @ 09:05 PM
If it were just a few bad apples, then these guys would be getting arrested by their fellow officers. We rarely, if ever have heard of that happening,
unless it's an obvious situation with media attention where someone was killed, such as the BART cop shooting a handcuffed individual.
Instead of these guys getting arrested and turned on by their fellow cops, we instead regularly hear the department coming out and defending them.
We're lucky if we get a paid vacation, or maybe a civil suit. If it were truly only a few bad apples, and the culture was not a concern, these guys
who act this way would be spending a whole lot more time in their county slammer. But the culture is the issue, and the so called good cops stand in
line with this. They come on here defending the actions of their fellow officers rather than expressing concern or outrage in regards to the public or
victims. In the news the first thing the department head normally does is defend the actions of their cops. The only times they appear to actually
take it seriously is when they're forced to, by a combination of lawsuits, lawyers and media attention.
It's gotten so bad citizens now only ask for the cop to lose his job. Really? If I act that way towards another individual they'd press charges and
want a whole lot more than to send me on a job search. If another individual reported me to the cops for a similar action to what this cop was caught
saying, I'd be arrested and then have to defend myself in court, not the other way around. Cops don't respect the same laws they enforce. If they
did, they'd be rounding up their colleagues at the same rate they round up citizens. But they're far more concerned with rounding up citizens and
defending their brothers to the grave.
I don't even know how any halfway decent person with a badge still remains employed in that occupation and hasn't already resigned. If you want to
fight crime, start with your own department and fellow colleagues. The second you ignore them and then arrest a citizen for the same things your
colleagues do and have done, you've become a self-righteous, drunk on authority, cop who thinks he's bigger than the law.
The cops I respect most are former cops who've resigned due to corruption and wayward culture. The ones i respect the least are those who keep
spouting the "it's only a few bad apples" excuse while at the same time they don't have the balls to fight crime within their own department, but
won't hesitate to harass 15 year old for skateboarding the wrong direction on a street.