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flotsam

(3,268 posts)
Thu Sep 3, 2020, 07:36 PM Sep 2020

My cousin is a retired cop

And he hates when I criticize police. Recently I posted this in an FB thread:

"Not exactly Jay....the thing I promote is this-any cop who ignores any abuse is guilty of a crime and there is no "gray area" allowing that. To a degree you are correct in that if the same scrutiny was applied to sanitation workers or postmen just as many would be found wanting. But you applied for a badge and a gun and a car with a "protect and serve" logo. You claim to be held to a higher standard? Of course you are-you alone can cripple or kill any perceived threat. You have the power to arrest and by the act alone damage someones life. A bad sanitation worker leaves garbage laying on the lawn and a bad postman delays your mail but a bad cop damages, wounds, or kills. I don't expect the media to publish my outrage that my Walmart circular is a day late but I'm glad they tell me when a cop shoots a guy 7 times in the back or smothers a naked unarmed mentally ill black man. To be a good cop is only possible if every other cop on that force is a good cop. A gay moonwalking child molester suggested that "One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, Babe" in direct contravention of wise conventional wisdom that states it DOES. Here is the thing Jay-even past any misbehavior you were allowed to practice "discretion" meaning you chose who got punished and who walked away uncharged and undamaged. That is a God-like power and humans rarely use it fairly. You may have and I hope that is the case. You seem not to like the current coverage of police abuse, if I am wrong please tell me in what forum fairness comes. The press reports, cops are suspended, and in the worst cases cops are charged. If you have a valid alternative I'd like to hear it."

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flotsam

(3,268 posts)
4. Exactly
Thu Sep 3, 2020, 07:47 PM
Sep 2020

How many guys who are just high school graduates are given the power of life or death with the penalty normally being suspension with pay?

safeinOhio

(33,197 posts)
3. Ask him if he has ever received or given a
Thu Sep 3, 2020, 07:45 PM
Sep 2020

another LEO, members or their family or a officer of the court, like a judge or someone from the prosecutors office a "professional courtesy". If so that is a violation of the Constitution of the United States(14th Amendment) and a violation of his oath of office.

ARPad95

(1,671 posts)
5. "A gay moonwalking child molester suggested that "One bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch, Babe"
Thu Sep 3, 2020, 07:52 PM
Sep 2020

Are you referring to Michael Jackson because that was an Osmond Brothers song. And it's "Girl" not "Babe."

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Oh, and bad apples on a police force are only there because the "healthy" police don't throw the rotten ones out/off the police force. It means the police force is rotten from the top the top.
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