see rule 6.
What if the cops judged us by the actions of a few of us?
What if we refused to call a spade a spade when one of our own did something stupid or criminal? If a regular Joe who either OCs, CCCs, or CCs has an ND--especially in public--and puts a bullet into a toilet, a chair, or even worse a person, you can rest assured I am NOT going to defend the person.
I have NOT seen anything close to LEO bashing on this list in recent months.
But when a couple of guys shoot an innocent man in the back inside his own home, then conspire on how to cover up their crimes, those guys are criminals and they need to be called such. That they happen to be cops does NOT excuse them from criticism for their conduct. Indeed, it means they have violated a high and sacred public trust.
And ANYONE who claims to be an honest, honorable, and hard working cop--or supporter thereof--should be among the FIRST to demand that such criminals be properly and fully punished so as not to tarnish the reputation of good cops. Attempting to shut down honest criticism of criminal conduct does just the opposite and tends to make it look like some cops will defend their own no matter how egregious the conduct might be. THAT perception will not engender trust for nor respect of our peace officers.
Stop being so thin skinned. I'm sure your daddy and other relatives can defend themselves from unjust criticism. And if they are half the peace officers you claim they are, I have a hard time believing they would not also condemn such overt criminal conduct from within their ranks.
Even if one were to attempt to suggest that the heat and danger of the moment lead to a tragic mistake in shooting the home owner, there is NO excuse for the subsequent cover up. MEN, honorable, honest REAL MEN stand up and take responsibility for their conduct, including their mistakes. A cop who works to cover up a mistake is a coward and a criminal and is unfit to wear the badge or uniform.
Ask your daddy if he doesn't agree.