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  •  Fired? (9+ / 0-)

    Paul Martin... Coming soon to a police department near you.

    Or perhaps a mall.

    One way or another, he and people like him are allowed to remain in positions of public trust.

    I've yet to read about a cop fired for brutality or vile behavior like Martin's that opted for a career change. Like pedophile priests or Boy Scout 'leaders', they just move on to another town...

    I'm very glad he's been fired and that his reputation will now more accurately reflect his character, but... It's not enough.

    The powers wielded by police are unique in a (purportedly) free society. At the very least, behavior like Martin's should result in a lifetime prohibition from all forms of work in the law enforcement field.

    That prohibition should probably extend to other careers that involve people's safety or the public trust (I sure wouldn't want my parents to live in a nursing home that employed Martin as a caregiver, for example)

    Money speaks for money, the devil for his own... Who comes to speak for the skin and the bone?

    by LeftOverAmerica on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 04:20:30 PM PST

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