To quote Robert Burns (not to be confused with Mr. Burns of The Simpsons - which is probably the only Burns you're familiar with):
Working as a part of the DCSO was an "experience". In my three years there I knew most of the LEOs in two counties, and I never had occasion to question the honesty or integrity of any of them - not even the ones that I didn't particularly like on a personal level. In that time, I only had to draw my weapon one time, and never had the need to fire it except during practice and qualification. I don't recall any officer involved shootings in Davis county during those three years. I grant you that there are unquestionably some badge-heavy, intolerant, corrupt cops in every part of the country. Also, that when it becomes necessary to meet resistance with force, some LEOs do get caught up in the moment, and hold "baton practice" longer than they should - they're flawed human beings... as they were designed to be. That does not excuse their behavior, it just explains it - "heat of the moment". Punishment should follow.In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft a-gley, (often go awry/wrong)
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
For promised joy.
I am not "an apologist" for anybody. Apparently, I just have a better understanding of the human condition than do you. We here in Utah don't have the quantity of criminal activities that Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Boston and New York have - not even in Salt Lake City. But, we do have the same types of crimes.
A moron should never call anybody an "idiot", and that "logic" is not mine - it is your insecurity coming out, when you have nothing reasonable to offer in the way of a rebuttal. You have no idea how I did the job, so you can return that overly-broad brush you borrowed from Gunslinger. If name calling and assumptions are all you have to offer, perhaps you should keep them to yourself. As for your "fascist dictatorship" comment... I'm not the one trying to dictate how others should think - or what they should say - through intimidation and name-calling - that "shoe" fits you just fine though. I'm just trying explain the other side of the coin in rational terms. I don't see any claim to "being some kind of hero" in any of my posts. If you ever pull your head out, try reading them after you remove the spectacles of hatred. As in all professions, there are good and bad. You choose to dwell on the bad. That's your choice. Luckily, you're the only one that has to live with it. I left the SO after three years because I didn't like the office politics and religious cliques. Those, and the night that the Sheriff directed me to release a County Commissioner who was DUI - again - and on the verge of losing his driver's license. There is no room for political favoritism in my life, but the "good ol' boy" system is beyond my control. Tell me again, about "folks like" me. I'm no "goody two shoes" but, throughout my adult life, I have always functioned by the book, and the book never called for the abuse of citizen's rights.Originally Posted by ManInBlack
If you and your pal, MIB, don't like the way "the job" is done, I would suggest that you both sign up and do it yourself. I'm sure your area of the country would be proud to have such perfect minions of the law in their service. For the rest of us mortal humans, "perfection" is but a goal to strive toward, not a destination. Pax...