They should be held to a higher standard than the rest of us.
They should be held to the same standard as the rest of us.
They should be held to a lower standard than the rest of us.
Bottom line. LE should be held to the rules and standards the department has, the State laws and Federal Laws.
Much like a private citizen should be held to the laws and standards our country has established.
What was that quote by Votaire? "With great power comes great responsibility"
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?
A higher standard than most people (the only option that was close was "than the rest of us", which isn't quite accurate).
Police are being granted a certain degree of authority by society, as such, the price of that additional authority is additional standards. If they do not wish to abide by that higher standard, then **** em. They should not be police officers if they are afraid to be held to a higher standard. Pick a different job.
One problem I have noticed is that a significant proportion people who become police officers do so because they want that extra power. The authority. It attracts many good, altruistic people that wish to serve and protect, but it also attracts a lot of ****ing entitled douchebags. The fact of the matter is that you can often tell that someone is a cop or wants to be a cop without ever seeing their badge. There's a certain entitled douchiness that some cops exude from themselves like an asshole exudes stink.
These are the cops that give good cops a problem. These douchebags should never be given a badge, because they aren't fit to have one. The problem is, the people who should be arguing for this the most (the majority of cops who are not douchebags) tend to go toward the knee-jerk defense of one of "their own" rather than calling for an improvement to the standards by which their coworkers are hired.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
Here's my last word. I didn't "ignore" the long list of other occupations. I didn't feel like correcting you on them as I did on the pilot thing. But since you mentioned it, the Captain going down with the ship is maritime law, same as "women and children first". What does it have to do with cops?
*In some cases they are reassigned to do office work.
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Judges have power. Show me something that proves that MOST of them abuse it.
Cops have power. Show me something that proves that MOST of the 900,000+ cops in this country abuse their power.
*also in many unstable, impoverished and/or politically corrupt places throughout the world
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