I actually try very hard not to. I’ve been in law enforcement. I’ve also written extensively about the fact that very often officers with integrity are pushed out of forces, because as they are seen taking note of things that might reflect badly upon their fellow officers, they are ostracized from the camaraderie of the force. I’ve seen wonderful officers shoved out, and quit voluntarily, because they knew that if they stayed they would have an accident, or be dead-ended at the rank they were at.
In any power-hierarchy, those that are sociopathic or psychopathic inevitably rise to the top. This is because of the fact that only they are willing to break the moral and ethical guidelines that those of us with sympathy, empathy, and decency, are held back by. It’s a very simple concept.
I’m sorry if I gave the opinion that I am against all cops. I’m only against, from the average that I’ve seen with my own eyes, about 4/5 of them. Maybe that’s because I was in a bad unit, or maybe that’s because I grew up being kicked out of my house before I was 18, and landing on the wrong side of the law. All that I know is where I’ve seen, officers are, more often than not, people who are drawn to authority because they enjoy it. Which is precisely the wrong reason they should be there.
The only chance for integrity in an armed police force is mandatory conscription. I’m not saying I support that, I know the drawbacks pretty damn well.
I just reblog stuff that catches my eye here. Some of the cop images I posted are pretty harsh stereotypes, yeah, but I try to pepper my blog with stories that I have from my times, and defense of good ones, too. It’s just sad, because they’re so outnumbered.
I’ll try to remember this in the future, and thank you for bringing it to my attention. I never became law enforcement by choice, but I never sold out, and I never broke my integrity. There are good ones out there. But I paid dearly for my integrity, and a lot of them do. That’s why they’re so outnumbered. Who wants to stay in, and make a stand, when it’s a risk to them and their families?