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  •  No. Not really. (13+ / 0-)

    I know nice police officers. The problem is they are under pressure from Chief Erwin, the new chief of the Capital Police. A former marine, he pushed for the new black uniforms and have pushed his staff to become more military like. Many older officers have retired because they couldn't stand the way Erwin works with the public.

    "We are slow to realize that democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ~ "Fighting Bob" - Robert M. LaFollette Sr.

    by Sand Hill Crane on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 02:01:21 AM PDT

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    •  Their Induction System Weeds Out Thugs (0+ / 0-)

      ... or it's supposed to.  We all know them.. that wanna-be who sees a badge as a license to kick some prime ass (ahem George Zimmerman).  The system weeds out the worst, but some still get through and unfortunately bring bad PR to the rest, who take the job because they might actually like 'to protect and serve'.  I wish the bad ones were dealt with more severely because I'd have a lot more respect than I do already for the good ones.  What a suck job in many regards, its a wonder they're not all crazy with having to deal with the day to day insanity of being squeezed between a whacked out segment of the general population on one side and the government bureaucracy on the other.

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