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 Posted: Sat Jul 13th, 2019 10:34 am
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What I mean by that, and I am asking this and painting with a 'wide brush', if charges are brought against a police officer, in your opinion, as a whole, is the process different, or do we just hear about the 1%-2% that are bad and slip through the cracks.

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My .02

They ARE treated differently IMO. Things like 'years on the police force' and things of that nature get 'factored in'. Why?


If I was 'trying' or 'prosecuting' Srossi (example) and Srossi had dirt on me or knew how to find dirt on me -- it would change what I do.  I think this happens quite a bit.

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I always found it strange that cops are willing to protect dirty cops. In Nursing, we'l. write the shit up on RN's who are fucking up, and they'll get reported to state if there are huge fuckups. All of us at some point have dealt with an RN who was stealing narcs, usually by shortchanging a patient (Meaning the patient would supposed to be getting 2 tablets of say Oxycodone, the RN would scan in two, but pocket 1) That will get your license suspended at the very least and for repeat offenders, revoked. None of us want to work with people who potentially put the lives of patients at risk. With the Police, I'm not sure they're in such a rush to get rid of a Cop who is setting people up, robbing them, getting way to aggresive physically etc...

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Then there's shit like this


https://www.yahoo.com/news/police-officer-lost-job-shooting-120824546.html

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No. I see stuff almost on an everyday basis where I live. Things as small as committing traffic violations just because they don't want to wait at a traffic light. They all do 80 to 85 MPH on a 65 MPH highway and get away with it just because they are cops. This is just little things compared to the stuff that others here bring to the table. Where I used to live, they would get free coffee at a local WAWA everyday and get discounts on food. That doesn't bother me if it was just the local township cops, but cops from 2 to 3 towns over would get in on the action as well. You give them an inch and they take a mile.



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Is this some kind of prank question?



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 Posted: Sat Jul 13th, 2019 06:18 pm
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WongLee wrote: Is this some kind of prank question?
Beej is trolling his own board. I couldn’t even begin to seriously answer this question. 



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srossi wrote: WongLee wrote: Is this some kind of prank question?
Beej is trolling his own board. I couldn’t even begin to seriously answer this question.
Can we put a 30 day ban on beej like they do in Facebook?



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Beej might have Marco'ed himself.

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No troll. Read a story somewhere else and it was a cop and a 15 year old girl, and 'you know' and it raised the question -- Seriously, how can this be?

I also think there's more to the stories that get reported but in general and overall cops are given the benefit of the doubt very often (my opinion)

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I come from as family of cops, I think most people here know that, but right now I'm not too happy with the whole system, at least not from where I am originally from.
Last week my Uncle was down on vacation and he told me something that I never, ever knew, and that was why my father uprooted our family and moved to NC from Ohio, something that was always kept from my brother and me growing up, and that really still bothers me.

I can still remember summer of 1972 when my Dad was put on a call of a robbery in progress, and on the way there a train was stopped across the tracks, and when he tried to stop the cruiser it had zero brakes, he was able to partially turn the vehicle before hitting the train but suffered critical injuries and was out of work rehabilitating until 1973, when he chose to go back to work instead of taking his partial pension, but he started looking for Police work elsewhere, and long story short in November of 1973 to High Point, NC.

The only reason my Dad ever gave us was police politics and that he was tired of the game as it was played.

What I didn't know, until my Uncle told me last week was that he believed he was set up by his own department for that crash, and that it was because my Dad was an honest cop who would not take part in "the graft" as it was known, which is another word for corruption and turning a blind eye to certain criminal activities.

What I was told by my Uncle was that certain higher ups told Dad that it "might be in his best interests" to leave the force before something bad happened, and I know that Dad was sent on some shall we say suspicious calls.

I know that he wasn't the only one, 2 of my "Police Uncles" growing up that were his friends also left the Lorain P.D. at around the same time because of "politics",

I also know that about 18 months later the Police Chief named Malanovski who most folks referred to as the "Mad Russian" was busted, in part because his son who was a Fire chief of one of the fire stations was running an illegal gambling ring out of the firehouse basement, and that some reputed mobsters were also involved, that was a huge scandal back then but of course by then my family was in NC, where Dad was on the force in High Point, NC, a place that didn't have "numbers" or unions, or the associated criminal element.

I don't know if my Dad received outright threats or not, but I know he couldn't wait to get us the Hell of that city and to a better place to grow up and where he could raise his family in a better environment, and I never will because he and my Mom are both long dead, as are my Grandparents and I have no clue in Hell how to try to find his longtime Police partner and best friend Monty and ask him, or if he would even discuss if or if he's even still alive as he would be in his mid 70s right now.

What I do know in relation to the original question is that fuck yes, some of them are indeed above the law, and the higher up the food chain you go the more immune they are.



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My .02 cents...

I think that some cops act like they are above the law in what they do and say, but I also think that it's a case of a few bad apples spoiling the bunch. I mean, every job is going to have some assholes and jerks in it, but I think we only hear about the bad. Not saying that people don't have personal experiences with bad cops. Just saying that I think you only hear the bad.

I can only speak for myself and my (limited) experiences with police in my area, but I've never been wronged or mistreated by them.



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I believe a lot of them at least think they are. I realize they have  a very dangerous and stressful job. I mean fuck, they could be killed just pulling somebody over because you never know.  But, and I've said this elsewhere in another thread, does that really entitle them to break laws and commit infractions that any normal John Q. Citizen would be punished for? Who is going to call out a cop for speeding or that he shouldn't be parked in a handicap space? Given all the horror stories, we're afraid we'll be tazed, beaten, or worse. So people just let it go even when they really want to say something.

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DJP wrote: I realize they have  a very dangerous and stressful job. As has been pointed out in other threads and through google, a policemans job doesn't even rank in the top 10 of most dangerous. Also, at least 50% of those who do die on the clock die of cardiac arrest and not because of being shot, stabbed, or beaten to death by angry mobs.

Stressful? So what. This is a civil service job where in the majority of places you need no higher than a HS diploma or a GED. No one is forcing these people to take the civil service test. I don't know of any other profession where you can pull down over 100k base salary yearly at the lowest pay grade likr coppers here on Long Island. They are overpaid and underworked. Stress? Try working as an ER nurse or something like that then tell me about stress..



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WongLee wrote: DJP wrote: I realize they have  a very dangerous and stressful job. As has been pointed out in other threads and through google, a policemans job doesn't even rank in the top 10 of most dangerous. Also, at least 50% of those who do die on the clock die of cardiac arrest and not because of being shot, stabbed, or beaten to death by angry mobs.

Stressful? So what. This is a civil service job where in the majority of places you need no higher than a HS diploma or a GED. No one is forcing these people to take the civil service test. I don't know of any other profession where you can pull down over 100k base salary yearly at the lowest pay grade likr coppers here on Long Island. They are overpaid and underworked. Stress? Try working as an ER nurse or something like that then tell me about stress..
My best friend's dad died on duty of cardiac arrest.  Actually crashed his car a la Macho Man Savage - he knew he was in trouble and was driving to the hospital.  At least, that's what my friend said because he was about a mile or two from the hospital and his area to patrol was like ten miles away.
As far as stress goes, look at it this way:  You don't need to be very smart to pass the police exam.  You can join the force at 21, and you can retire at 41.  I will repeat.  You can retire at 41, assuming you've completed 20 years on the job.  And at retirement, you get a massive pension (at least in this area), sometimes about 70% of your paycheck.  In my old hometown, they would average the final three years of your gross pay to calculate your pension.  You don't know how many officers I knew of that would work 80+ hour weeks for at least a year in order to up their base.  One I knew of put in so many hours the last 18 months on the job - all the while doing very little work outside of general patrol and in the station - that he was able to retire and draw a pension that was equal to his regular base paycheck before OT.  And at 41, he can get another job to go with his pension and really make a killing.  So as stressful as people say the job can be, you receive the perks that help offset as much of the stress as possible.



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