Why Killer Cops will Keep Getting Away with It

Meme by PolicethePoliceACP

Meme by PolicethePoliceACP

People ask, “Where are the good cops? Why don’t they speak up? Why don’t they prevent these atrocities?”

A killer cop says, “I was in fear for my life” and that absolves him of anything. He could stomp a baby to death, invoke those magic words, and suffer nothing worse than a paid leave.

A good cop fears for his life every day. He might be killed by a civilian – it’s possible. But if he objects to brutality or talks about it, retribution from a bad cop is guaranteed.

Nobody knows revenge better than a bad cop. A good cop realizes that even being fired or losing his pension is better than being executed by a “brother” who feels betrayed.

A good cop knows that a bad cop will neglect to watch his back, or maybe even frag him.

Their first loyalty is to each other, not to the civilians they claim to serve and protect. That misplaced loyalty is a perversion of everything police are supposed to be.

The Blue Wall of Silence is stronger than any oath or training, than any other other commitment or alliance, and certainly stronger than decency.

And as long as his brothers are a good cop’s worst nightmare, nothing will change.

About Pat Hartman

Before publishing the two books "Call Someplace Paradise" and "Ghost Town: A Venice California Life", my main project was "Salon: A Journal of Aesthetics. " I wrote extensively for "Scene," a monthly arts and entertainment magazine with a circulation of 25,000. Also proofread, sold ads, put together the music calendar and, for a couple of years, served as editor. Presided over a couple issues of the local NORML newsletter, as well as being featured speaker at chapter meetings. Wrote a complete screenplay; collaborated on another one; worked on a couple of scripts (additional dialog and general brainstorming) with an indie film producer. Booked the talent for a large music festival. Wrote, designed, illustrated and produced various catalogs and brochures for small businesses. Spoke at a high school as a panelist on Women in the Professions; was a featured speaker at the 1991 Women in Libertarianism Conference; presented public programs on "Success in One Lesson" and "The Bloomsbury Group: What's It To Us?" Created the website VirtualVenice.info and wrote many politically-oriented pieces for Earthblog.net
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One Response to Why Killer Cops will Keep Getting Away with It

  1. arkdogblog says:

    I have never met an officer who could determine anything well enough, on the spot.

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