Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hate Those Cops

Police Officers were running towards the Twin Towers as the planes burned and the towers were about to collapse.

Today, those same officers are called pigs, murderers and racists.

FULL DISCLOSURE: 35-years of law enforcement experience certainly influences my thoughts about police.

Intelligent Thought #1: Take this challenge. Hold your breath. Do not breathe. Now, without breathing shout, "I can't breathe" three times. Hmmmm. Can't be done? Officers (and anyone with common sense) knows that if you can shout, you can breathe.

Intelligent Fact #1: The business owners constantly complained about the actions of this giant black man. He was harassing and scaring customers as he tried to sell cigarettes or whatever else he had to sell. He seemed to be mentally incompetent. He had previous encounters with the police. He towered over all of the officers and resisted arrest. Hint: If you are fighting the police and you find yourself in a choke hold, immediately submit to the arrest and stop all resistance.

In New York (state laws differ) a Grand Jury consists of 23-people and only 12 must agree that there is sufficient evidence for an indictment. Like all criminal laws, the burden of proof is on the State to prove that the presumably innocent person is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Criminal intent is required in this type of a case. (Sorry, that is the law). So how does one prove criminal intent when the officers testify that their intent was to arrest, not kill or even harm the suspect? Where is the proof?

Regardless of opinions, the Grand Jury heard the evidence and decided not to indict the officer. This has nothing to do with race and everything to do with the law.

As for Ferguson, the police are wrong when they defend themselves against a black thug. They pick on the black citizens, except when they are burning and looting. Then the media said that the police did not enforce the law.

Thousands of police officers across the country are learning a lesson. Few officers ever get into trouble by doing nothing. Drive and smile. Respond to calls and write reports. Tell the citizens to obtain an arrest warrant and only arrest those that submit to arrest. Never question a black person that appears to be following a black woman or who is a known robber and is hanging around outside of a jewelry store. Let the black officers handle all calls and investigations where there is either a black suspect or a black victim. (Of course, if a black officer kills a black suspect he will be an Uncle Tom and still get crucified).

Meanwhile the case where the black officer shot an unarmed white man continues to be ignored by the media and that is the fault of the white community. We just can't get a good riot off the ground.

If there is ever another 9/11 the media will run into the buildings with the protesters to save the people, regardless of race. Actually, that will never happen. The police will run back in. Some may die. Others will be told that they are overpaid and that their pensions need to be cut.

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