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  •  There's no such thing as a good person (1+ / 0-)
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    I mean, if we're just talking degrees of badness, then who among us is a saint? Not me.

    There are good cops who are flawed human beings, and there are severely flawed human beings who end up being very bad cops. Being a cop doesn't make someone good or bad; it is not the primary determinant of their character.

    The problem is power. It corrupts. In our zeal for law and order and the stupid war on drugs, we've given cops too much power. Serious steps need to be made toward balancing the need for professional policing with the rights of individuals to not be murdered/beaten/abused with impunity. This should be a front-and-center issue.

    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, there will be peace. - Jimi Hendrix

    by CharlieHipHop on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 06:09:19 AM PST

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