posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 11:24 PM
Not all cops are bad. I think the vast majority of them are pretty good. But as another poster pointed out, the bad ones really stand out and
hurt the group as a whole.
My grandfather was a good and fair cop. He could walk into a hell's angels bar and ask for a person to bring them in for questioning about
something, and they'd turn the guy over because they trusted him. But when he tansferred to another city and became the jail warden he was abhorred
by what some cops would do. ie- assaulting a drunk homeless african american or mexican, beating him to a pulp and try to give him over to the
jail. My grandfather wouldn't stand for it and made them take them to the infirmary, after which he'd report the officers to the captain. And they
got unpaid suspension or worse.
There were other "incidences" that were investigated and prosecuted when he became an investigator for the DA. You have to go about things the
right way when you see your fellows breaking the law. It gets very political. You have to tread carefully lest you lose the position that got you in
a place where you can make things good.
Of course this was a town in redneck alley. The sheriff was known to get drunk and park his squad car across the street from his girlfriend's house,
climb on the hood, and yell at the top of his lungs at her in the middle of the night. He had a permanent room at the detox center, too. And the
judge was an absolute drunk himself. Most couldn't make out what he was saying during court...
Hmmm, maybe I'm not painting all that good of a picture of law enforcement, but my personal experience is that most of them are decent, fair,