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  •  The problem is that the bad ones are not being (1+ / 0-)
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    called to account.  It baffles me why good cops feel obliged to shield bad ones but they apparently do.  

    We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

    by Observerinvancouver on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 12:48:15 PM PDT

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    •  As I asked someone in an earlier comment... (0+ / 0-)

      ...have you ever witnessed a wrong, violation or outright crime and kept your mouth shut for some reason?

      "Dang, I need this job..."

      "One more month and I'm transferred out..."

      "I'm two months from retirement..."

      "If I make noise, I'll never see another promotion..."

      "Is it really my place to bring this up?...."

      "If I'm wrong about this, I'll probably kill his career"...

      "What's going to happen if I rat out the boss?...."

      I see no reason to believe that cops are immune to the pressures and doubts we all face in such circumstatnces.  They are, after all, human.

      The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

      by wesmorgan1 on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 01:45:09 PM PDT

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