I think it's similar to that excellent monologue by Brigitte Gabriel, a panelist of ACT for America on why it doesn't matter that there are 'good Muslims', the bad ones are so pervasive and harmful that there's really no way to compensate or make up for it.
Good cops, if there are any, should be so shocked and driven to action at the trend toward evil by LE that they should dissolve the blue line and stop standing up for, or standing silent on abuses, crimes and bribes being taken by their fellows.
Departments like Palm Beach PD should have been dissolved years ago, and we need an NTSB style investigation body to take up these abuse and other cases and stop with the internal review boards which are corrupt by their very nature.
They need to stop making it politically correct for LEOs to abuse suspects - they are not the judge, jury and executioner. But it won't happen because the power elite are exempt and they want us to fear the cops and hope things get worse so they can enact martial law or the like.
Haha, none of this is accurate - but I'm sure it sounds good to a receptive ear.
Sorry man but he's right. If the so called "good cops" really were good cops, you'd see cops arresting other cops on a daily basis. You'd see entire departments threatening to walk out unless the bad cops are fired and arrested. That never happens. The percentage of genuinely good cops is very very low.
AI, I'm retired so I don't really have a dog in this fight anymore....well, maybe a small dog.
Your statement, "The percentage of genuinely good cops is very very low," actually inverts the facts I've come to know during 25 years of work as a cop, in that the percentage of bad cops is very, very low, relatively speaking. By "bad," I mean unethical and/or immoral.
There are tens of thousands of cops working daily, and there are over a hundred - yes, over a hundred - warrants served by tactical teams daily in the US. Of all that activity, there's an extremely small number of "bad" cop examples. Mistakes? They absolutely occur...and some dumb boneheaded ones at that (I'm guilty of a few myself), but the numbers are still not near being significant or noticeable enough to cause a department wide, let along industrywide uprising.
As far as agencies policing their own, my experience is that PDs more often then not go overboard when disciplining staff. As a sergeant I experienced numerous ongoing exchanges during shift briefings where I had to put everyone at ease, that the PD was not "going after them" and that they'd be supported as long as they did their job. I'm sure there are some other cops out there who can support the fact that no cop feels comfortable around Internal Affairs investigators.
The typical complaint I received from the public about a cop was usually directly related to how the citizen felt they were treated crappily, and in most cases after reviewing all the facts and presenting them back to the citizen, they were understanding and the complaint was squashed. The big ones, excessive force, usually don't get filed the day of the event but come in later and go straight upstairs, and in many cases, the complainant has already contacted an attorney. These rarely happen but are a big deal when they do.
I could talk on this for hours because I feel pretty knowledgable in the area, but I don't want to beat a dead horse (and then have to plant a gun on said horse so I could get away with it).