Monday, August 23, 2010
Cops Writing Cops, a Really Dumb Idea
Chicago, IL—When you take job in various industries there are sometime sweet perks. If you work for the airlines you get free air travel. Waiters, cooks and restaurant workers get free food.
For cops the perk, is to not have to pay for our fair share of traffic citations. Yes, too often we drive our personal cars fearlessly, as we shamelessly break the law. Of course that does not include DUI, reckless driving or causing accidents. The Robocop extortion cameras put up to snare driver’s wallets don’t excuse cops in any way.
Cops today are suffering from lack of privacy in a big way. GPS, jerks with cell-phone cameras and dashboard cameras spy on police incessantly. So the job is far less desirable today.
Then there are plenty of police bureaucrats appointed by mayors that are obsessed with getting money from as many suckers as possible. They have spread poison in police academies suggesting that they should write citations to fellow cops.
Impressionable recruits may not understand that their very lives depend upon that fellow officer they wrote a citation last month who may not see the value of risking his life to help some kiss ass.
Any cop who writes fellow cops petty citations deserves to be a Pariah with nobody to back him or her up in an emergency.