Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bet This Goes On Across the Country; Barney Fife on the Take Edition

PHILADELPHIA — A disgraced ex-police officer testifying against his drug squad colleagues acknowledged Tuesday that he stole drug money, planted evidence and lied on police paperwork too many times to count.
They stole over half-a-million dollars in cash and stuff.

Those guys had been cops for at least 19 years apiece. I doubt very much if they had gotten to having eighteen years in on the job and only then decided to start stealing.

Between that and testilying, which has been going on for a very long time, and now the evident cases of "give us any difficulty and we'll kill or beat you", one has to wonder, Gentle Reader, when it will sink into the heads of a critical mass of the American people that too many police in this country have, for a long time, shifted from "to protect and to serve" to "to harass and to rob".

Or, as a popular image puts it:

2 comments:

dinthebeast said...

I know one drug dealer who sees the cops as just the biggest gang in town...

-Doug in Oakland

Nangleator said...

That picture is good, but there needs to be fifty armed thugs in it, not two. It takes dozens of pseudo-soldier goons to work the job that one or two cops of old did.