- Nov 16, 2016
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For all my life I’ve heard we will hold cops more accountable. What happens is we pass laws allowing whatever abuse they are caught doing. Cops stealing? No problem. Let’s call it Civil Asset Forfeiture. Cops entering private land? No problem. We will call it hot pursuit. Cops enforcing non existent laws? Well he was ignorant and meant well. We’ll allow it.I'm in favor of holding cops more accountable, but I'm not on board with the "all cops are bastards" narrative.Nonsense. The same truth is applied equally. Help me out here. The cop caught planting evidence. He does so in front of other cops. If he is busted, a big if, the others who wrote reports backing him are never busted with him are they?
It doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It happens in full view of others. So let’s pretend it is five percent of the cops who are doing this. Wouldn’t they live in mortal fear of the 95% finding out? Wouldn’t that fear prevent them?
Republican Orange County California. A hundred cops were caught lying on evidence forms. Two were busted. Why were the other 98 given a pass. Their excuse? Nobody told them they were not supposed to lie on these reports.
The new investigations are in addition to 17 criminal investigations that previously were referred to the District Attorney’s Office.voiceofoc.org
It isn’t a Democrat problem. It isn’t a Republican problem. It isn’t a problem here or there. It is our problem. A problem we have. And we want to believe it isn’t a problem in our community. We have relatives, neighbors, friends, or just acquaintances who are cops. We don’t want to believe they are doing this. And even if they do, it is because they know the guy is bad. The ends justify the means.
We want to believe our cops wouldn’t do that.
And despite how bad some cops are, that's still better than not having cops. We already saw what a lack of policing led to in Portland and Seattle. They pulled back during the Kenosha and Minneapolis riots as well.
We never have. And never will tighten the standards. We will always create more loopholes for the cops.
If my choice is between anarchy and corrupt police. I’ll take anarchy. At least then it is a fair fight.