There are no real 'good' cops, because to be 'good', they'd have to not break any single law, or ordnance, on or off duty. I've seen, and heard, and read, about supposedly 'good cops breaking traffic laws at-will, going 90mph down a highway in a cruiser with no lights/sirens on; weaving in and out of traffic at high speed in a personal vehicle while off duty, and yet call themselves good cops who look out for their fellow common man, or how about a OCDO cop who drove provocatively and aggressively while going to work, in their personal vehicle, dressed in uniform, tail gating a forward car, honking at them, and provoking them, yet claims innocence and still purports to be a law-abiding 'good' cop and pro-citizen to the max.'To be 'good', they'd have to treat people fairly, never use excessive force, and would arrest any 'bad' cop on the spot for being criminally negligent, or doing something illegal, which the 'good' cops never seem to do. I'm not bashing cops, I'm making a statement based on personal experience with and around LEOs, and making a sound judgement based on the hundreds of news articles/sites I read every single day (except saturday, and sunday).
How about the local 'good' cops who are pro-gun, gun friendly, and who will only harass OC'ers 'just a little', or will seize your weapon 'for officer safety' and then congratulate you for carrying or owning a gun and talk to the citizen about how proud the cop is of them and how he's their friend and they should go shooting together. Or the local constable who only got his position through a family member who is County Judge Exec, and hands in fake tickets to collect money from the county for his 'fee', but EVERYONE in town says he's a 'good' cop, and they trust him completely.
How about a 'good' state trooper that pulls over people with 'gay pride' stickers on their cars when leaving known gay clubs in one of our bigger cities, and gives them B.S. citations, but when you go in court to defend yourself, the CA and Judge laughs in the hall way about how the statie was a 'good man' and 'just doing his job like he should'.
Where do you draw the line between bad cop, and good cop? and what are you over-looking just so you can call a LEO 'good'? Are you over looking speeding, or intimidation? are you over-looking the corrupt practice of taking discounts on food and groceries and ammo because of their badge, that normal people have to pay full price for? are you over looking their willing use of immunity? are you over looking the unions that every LEO loves to support at the expense of tax dollars? are you over looking the fact that any LEO who doesn't work and try hard to enforce the laws on other cops, AND dismantle the blue wall of silence, is in fact, a 'bad' cop?
No sir, I do not subscribe to your insinuations that there are good, and bad people in that chosen profession. Just as how I refuse to acknowledge anyone in a U.S. Military uniform as doing anything more than their job, and getting just what they -volunteered- for. Neither the former, nor latter professions do us any good, so why should we treat them like they're some how immune to bad behavior?
All careers, and professions are corrupt, and 'bad' in one form or another. There is no single profession in this world that has a single person involved in it that isn't corrupt in any way, or breaks the law in one form or another.
I've broken the speed limit on more than one occasion, just as YOU have too, and everyone else here has as well. By definition, none of us are "Law-Abiding citizens", because none of us have perfectly and obediently obeyed all laws, ordnance's, or limitations 100% of the time.
/End my less-than-sober rant.