For all the excellent Police Officers that we have. To often we hear of the few that


Goober
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For all the excellent Police Officers that we have. To often we hear of the few that are screw ups and condemn the majority of Police Officers. Guilt by association. Is that in itself not the height of hypocrisy.

This thread is for the Officers that make the hard calls. Do an outstanding job. Put their life and or mental health on the line. Day in day out, day after day.

Read the link below and think about how long you could do this particular job and stay somewhat balanced in your personal life. I know I could not.

Feel free to post news of those officers that do their job and do it well.

Officers put themselves on the line to fight child porn - The Globe and Mail
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L Gilbert
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Kudos to the good ones.
 
damngrumpy
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You are right there are any number of screw up int he police these days the trouble is
there are screw ups in any segment of society. The police by and large do a great job
in attempting to keep the public safe with a shortage of resources most of the time.
This would be another of those I have to keep my stomach from turning jobs and what
one wants to say as opposed to what you have to say. Good for these officers I am
glad we have them working for us in this capacity
 
Locutus
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I'll bet shadow has plenty of stories that were shared with him.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

You are right there are any number of screw up int he police these days the trouble is
there are screw ups in any segment of society. The police by and large do a great job
in attempting to keep the public safe with a shortage of resources most of the time.
This would be another of those I have to keep my stomach from turning jobs and what
one wants to say as opposed to what you have to say. Good for these officers I am
glad we have them working for us in this capacity

A very small, and I mean at the 00.001 level that screw up make the news- but later we find that some of those did not in fact screw up. But as they say good news does not sell.
 
SLM
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I can't imagine the stress and toll that particular job would take on an individual officer, it must weigh so heavily upon them. I know I couldn't do it, I'd just want to bitch-slap those sob's into next week. Very grateful though that some have the fortitude to do the job that is required.

As to the secondary, or perhaps primary, issue of the condemnation of many based upon the actions of the few, this isn't exclusive to police officers. People that take that jaundiced a view of all police officers are simply the type to wear blinders, no different than those who condemn all religions based upon the poor behaviour of a handful of religious people or those who condemn all persons of a particular ethnicity based on the actions of a few members of that ethnic group. There is no differentiation between individual actions and group behaviour in their minds. It's a type of bigotry.

Where it becomes truly problematic is that it creates an us against them dynamic and actually makes it more difficult to weed out true poor behaviour. As we see with the police time and time again, when there is questionable behaviour of one or a few members of the force, the impulse is to "close ranks" because it becomes about protecting themselves against the onslaught of those who would paint all of them with the same tarred brush. In effect it creates a bigger problem.
 
dumpthemonarchy
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Most cops are very good, its a tough job. But a few cops kill people and beat them. When they don't even get charged it causes proper outrage. Being a cop in Canada is not like being a cop in a third world country, some never even fire their guns in a career.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by dumpthemonarchyView Post

Most cops are very good, its a tough job. But a few cops kill people and beat them. When they don't even get charged it causes proper outrage. Being a cop in Canada is not like being a cop in a third world country, some never even fire their guns in a career.

Would you want to be a cop in a city of 50 K and up??
 
Vancouverite
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Absolutely. But the high-profile ones also show the rot that is going through the various departments, so we have to stop it before it spreads.
 
damngrumpy
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I am not down on the police especially those people on the front line everyday.
the problem is at the top. The very top. Police went from a job enforcing the
law to an institution that has to accommodate every segment of society There
are many who cannot do the job for a number of reasons. There are quotas
people from various social backgrounds, race quota concerns sex, and God
know there are not enough left handed people in the ranks. Amid this the
officers that do qualify are under the gun.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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It's like my old Sgt. Major used to say. "A guy who works as a teller at the Royal Bank gets in a fistfight and ends up in jail after a few too many drinks and all they see is some drunk violent guy. A soldier does the same thing and all they see is the uniform. The same applies to the police.
 

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