Saturday, May 08, 2010

Turns out all cops aren’t heroes [UPDATED]

This area has seen some deaths among police officers and our whole region has been just worshiping these brave public servants. After all, whenever a police man is killed in the line of duty, it's never a bad cop that gets killed. It's always the mothers and fathers who were loved and respected in their community. Somehow the bad cops disappear or the media temporarily convinces everyone that they never really existed in the first place.

So now in Seattle, a freelance videographer, may have accidently discovered some bad cops. Watch it here.

I have no doubts that these officers have family too. I’m sure they have neighbors and friends who can claim that these public servants are upstanding citizens. These are the very cops our community would honor if they were hurt or killed while on duty.

I hope every one of these Costume Wearing City Sanctioned Thugs spends a great deal of time in jail for what they did to this person. I hope any officer who was close to this incident and didn’t try to stop this goes to jail too. These are the very people our community needs protection from. They are not heroes, they are criminals.

[UPDATE] The primary thug has now held a press conference (See here) and apologized for the racially insensitive remarks he made while he and his badged gang of heroes kicked the innocent latino while he was on the ground. Funny he never apologized for the assault which will hopefully put him in a cell of his own. I'm sure the apology has smoothed things over...I mean how can you not forgive people for calling you racially insenstive names while they're kicking you while you lay face down on a sidewalk?


Robert the Grump said...

Sounds like Tracy is asking for a wood shampoo.

Cops are human, not superhuman. I've run into some that were professional and competent and others who were sloppy and belligerent.

Thing is; they have a badge and gun and they can impact your life very negatively on a whim. So I hold them to a higher standard of behavior, as I would a officer in the military.

The problem with high standards is that most people are average and can't meet them.

Therefore, I'm forced to (gulp) agree with Tracy. We should respect but not overglorify the job. They should not be above the law.

When a cop beats the hell out of a poor schmuck who didn't do anything, he/she should be treated like any other violent offender.

There, I said it. Don't tase me Bro!

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