posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 01:35 AM
reply to post by Badge01
To whom are you making this comment? If not to a cop, then who? They need to find and weed out the bad cops, because nobody else but the good
cops can do this. My question is, are they doing it and if not how can you say they are good cops if they ignore or fail to act on these bad cops?
They do, Cops that do something out of line are relieved of duty pending an investigation. If they are found to be breaking the law they loose their
jobs and in some instances go to jail.
Case in point from my own personal experiences with police. When I was younger I used to hang out at a local coffee shop that was attached to a park.
I was sitting down near a bench with some friends when two police officers approached me and one of my friends and asked us to come talk to them.
One cop started to harass us, claiming that we were blocking the right of way. I pointed out that there is no cross section of my body that could
possibly block the right of way in this particular area. An argument between me and the police officer ensued. Eventually a patron of the coffee house
yelled at the cop (the officer was pretty flustered at this point from the verbal bashing he was getting from me) The officer went into the coffee
house and started to talk with the customer.
The customer was a local business owner, he called the department and made a complaint, The coffee shop owner called the department and made a
complaint that the officer was harassing two customers. (me and the business owner)
The cop was suspended and reprimanded. He also lost rank because of the incident. The other officer who witnessed the incident while doing nothing to
prevent the incident did in fact testify against the harassing officer. (leading to the harassing officer's demotion)
Yes there is a thin blue line, but good cops know where that line is and when they need to cross it. Not all cops are bad, most cops are great people
that are just doing a job. Most cops are doing this job so that you and I can be safe and sound every day.