There is an old movie out there that relates this message far better than I can. I believe it is one of the Robocop movies.
In the movie, the programing of the cyborg is corrupted so much that his desire to fight crime is completely run off the rails.
Setting the stage in the real world would be like this: Imagine an officer who is standing outside a convenience store while it is being robbed. There is also a young man smoking outside in an area which is marked, ‘NO SMOKING.’
In your opinion, which one of these law-breakers do you think the politically correct crowd would rather the officer interdict?
In the movie it was the smoker.
That seems to be the chaos which our world has sunken to, lately. Instead of putting the people who break the law in jail, we are doing everything we can to let them back out. Don’t get me started on the bail reform thing.
The next thing you know we will not even take them to jail, at all. We will just put a piece of paper in their hands that says, “Show up to court.” Not just for traffic offenses either, but for felonies, too.
That’s if you aren’t busy and have the time to come to court that day.
If the criminal believes the officer gave him a dirty look or did not treat him with the respect he deserved, then he will be pointed in the direction of the 1.2 million attorneys in the United States. They come to work every day looking for a way to sue someone.
The sad part of it is that the attorney generally doesn’t care in the slightest whether the criminal’s claim is true or not. Most police departments will settle for some small amount of money because it’s too expensive for them litigate the case – even their officer is without fault.
I just saw another news report where an officer shot a person who pulled a gun on him. The DA is still deciding whether or not the officer did the right thing. Are you serious?
If a person pulls a gun on an officer and gets shot, guess what: Play stupid games win stupid prizes. It is even more infuriating that when an officer shoots someone in full compliance of the law, the agency will still get sued for wrongful death.
Once again, most agencies will settle a suit like that because it’s cheaper than going to court. It’s all about the money.
It may sound like I am bashing attorneys, but I am not. Can you blame a tiger for eating a goat which is tethered to a stake? No; it’s their nature. It is what they are trained to do.
I blame our administrations for not having the BALLS to stand up and fight for their troops.
I blame them for not realizing that as they continue to show their cowardice, they have shown the world that it’s just too tough to stand up.
It has become an institution.
I don’t blame the attorneys. After all, the attorneys who are defending officers get paid whether they win or lose and the ones who are suing are very likely to get paid, as well.
Easy money on both sides of the street. What the F…. over? At what cost you say?
The price paid is our honor.
“I shall meet today inquisitive, ungrateful, violent, treacherous, envious, uncharitable men. All of these things have come upon them through ignorance of real good and ill.” Marcus Aurelius – Meditations
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