“No Respect”

After a long day of utter outrage, the other day (watch the video, if you haven’t already), I posted a clarification of what this is all about. And; because I had quoted Billy, I went ahead and emailed him, asking for his opinion.

Go read his response, then come on back.

He makes two undeniably good points. Can you really say that there are any good cops at all, when the stuff that I’ve been reporting on (a small percentage of the rotten crap taking place) exists and there is absolutely no detectable movement anywhere amongst police officers themselves to root out this contemptible evil at any cost–even, and perhaps especially, turning in their own badges? And yep, they still all wear the same uniform. I know for a fact that there are lions that have been trained and domesticated to the point of being pussycats. But they still look exactly like the ones that can and will tear your head off your shoulders in under a second.

I guess that wanting to have good cops and wanting to like and respect them is just about as close as we’re going to get.

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  1. Billy Beck on February 3, 2006 at 18:12

    Their sincerity means nothing to me, George.

    There is a well-known road: we all know what it's paved with and we all know where it goes.

    I am not interested.

  2. Kyle Bennett on February 3, 2006 at 20:58

    Being generous to George, maybe he means that we should try to understand people's motivation so as to use that to figure out a way to convince them to change. Then again, convincing is not the only option.

    More to the point, there's only two kinds of cops left, those who see nothing wrong with enforcing the laws they are required to enforce and with the occasional "tune-up" – deserved or not – and those who do think there is something wrong, but have decided the price of their integrity is too high. Either way, they've all made a choice.

    The creatures in Washingon, in the 50 other domed dens of iniquity, and the thousands of city halls and county seats across the county have no power at all except through those who are down there where the rubber meets the road. All that is required for evil… yadda, yadda, yadda.

  3. Billy Beck on February 3, 2006 at 21:45

    I once got tapped for speeding, Kyle. Out in Colorado: here is the story.

    I didn't like his job, but even then, I knew that something bad was happening — over the long run — when he said what he said.

  4. George Larson on February 3, 2006 at 16:41

    That must be an overstatement. Do you really think that there is any occupation *completely* devoid of good people?

    Something I say often is "Nobody thinks that they are the asshole". It helps to remember this.

    Even Hitler thought that he was doing something good for the human race. You have attempt to figure out why people do things that are so obviously bad from your point of view.

  5. CaptainLetter on February 3, 2006 at 14:48

    Hello i like you da Vinci voice in the grf above. I wrote a german text on my blog about him. Feel free to visit it. And in germany the dan brown movie strats in cinema.

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