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

Monday, June 22, 2015

If You're Hurt, Don't Flag Down the Cops

They'll shoot you in the head for bothering them.

Here's a cop joke:
Q: How many cops does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Trick question, cops don’t change anything. First they beat up the room for being black then they arrest the bulb for being broke.
BadTux is spot-on about another point: Until the cops begin to do something about the brutal goons within their ranks, then they all wear the hat of brutality.

If you carry a concealed weapon and you make a mistake and shoot the wrong guy, you're going to prison. A cop who shoots the wrong person gets a nasty letter in his file. Even though the cops get a lot more training in the use of force, their misconduct is held to a far lower standard. Hell, you couldn't get away with shooting a dog on the same flimsy excuses that cops give for shooting people.

Speaking of shooting dogs, that's pretty much a no-limit open-season for the cops. Even if the dog is leashed, Barn' just opens fire.

(H/T for the latter point.)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here is a related example of cop humor.

I'm not laughing.

-- Steve

dinthebeast said...

I read Bad Tux's post and left him this comment, partly because he used Oakland as his example...

I still have my modest proposal: Take away the cop’s guns for a month. Thirty days. And any of them who refuse to work without the backing of deadly force, fire them on the spot. Then publicly blacklist them so they don’t just show up in the police force of a different community. I have thought long and hard about how to undo the self-selection process that draws people out to abuse the power the position affords to police work and come up with nothing realistic, so this is all I’ve got for you.
PS I’ve lived in Oakland for 31 years…

-Doug in Oakland