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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Good Question

Billy Beck asks it.

The Village Voice gives the background.

I'll answer the question with a story from my days as a baby Assistant District Attorney.

One day, while talking to an NYPD anti-crime (i.e., a special unit used against taxi robberies, armed assaults, and other high-intensity problems) cop whose arrests I had prosecuted previously, I mentioned something about "the good guys".

The cop shook his head, looked at me with pity, and said in substance:

Pete, remember two things if you remember anything of what I tell you. First, the NYPD is the largest gang in America. Never forget that. And secondly, just remember that we are, in the final analysis, private security for special interests. Keep those things in mind and you'll be a lot better able to see reality.

I did, and I was.

You remember those things, too.

And be careful out there.


Blogger Dennis308 said...

Billy Beck asks what could possibly be more corrupt than a New York City Cop? How about a New Orleans City Cop or a Orleans Parish Sheriff´s Deputy or a Jefferson Parish. I have Lived in Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish( Louisiana)and have worked in New York and from what I have seen (me, I saw) N.O. wins the Corruption Prize.


October 14, 2010 at 4:11 AM  
Blogger Taylor H said...

At least he was honest with you.

October 14, 2010 at 4:42 AM  
Blogger GunRights4US said...

Rather than rehash all I've said before on the matter of rotten cops (isn't that redundant?), I'll just post this link that spells out my view of the matter in detail:


October 14, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Don S. said...

...what could possibly be more corrupt than a New York City Cop? How about a New Orleans City Cop or a Orleans Parish Sheriff´s Deputy or a Jefferson Parish.

Can't argue with you there... after traveling around the world on uncle sugars dime, I saw some pretty corrupt places, but N.O. has always held the top slot in my mind.

October 14, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Defender said...

Is that the same Village Voice that ran an opinion piece saying "White People Have Gone F--ing Insane," refering to the Tea Party/Restore the Constitution/gun rights groundswell?

October 14, 2010 at 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bottom line is if there's a guy with a badge, don't trust him. Don't trust him under ANY circumstance.

How difficult is that to understand ?


October 14, 2010 at 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Mark Matis said...

For Dennis308, I would add a Chicago cop or a Los Angeles cop or an Atlanta cop or...

Do you get the picture?

October 14, 2010 at 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My father-in-law is a retired cop. He says to never trust cops. Figure it out.

October 14, 2010 at 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy the Saint said...

It seems more and more like British soccer hooligans hit the nail on the head: ACAB.

Too bad it got that way, but in too many instances, the police forgot to police themselves.

October 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been saying for years that there are not any good cops anymore! If there were, they would be arresting and putting in jail their corrupt colleagues. They don't. They all line up behind them and do cover up with false sworn statements, lying on the witness stand, etc. ad nauseum.



October 15, 2010 at 12:16 AM  
Anonymous Defender said...

"If one of those bubbles touches me, you're getting arrested for assault."
She was arrested.


October 18, 2010 at 3:10 AM  
Anonymous III more than them said...

They are NOT all bad, damn it!!. I know a few truly good ones. (Yes, I really do.) Some are misinformed, but straighten up when educated. That's like saying that all militia members are Tim McVeighs. Preposterous!

Keep the all-cops-are-bad speech under the control of a cool head and at least a modicum of actual THOUGHT. If they are bad, simply because they don't turn in their bad bros, then why aren't you turning them under in a field? Don't you care as much for fellow citizens? Are the police not the servants, and you the master? Don't they work for YOU? If so, straighten them out yourself! OR file complaints with citizen authority.

It's all silly. Instead of bashing all cops, find out who the good ones are and get some sort of relationship going. You're a helluva lot better off if you "know your enemy", so to speak. Ya might want to start with the Sheriff's office....

October 18, 2010 at 11:26 PM  

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