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Ratting a bad one out......

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by USAFE7, May 29, 2011.

  1. USAFE7

    USAFE7 Retired USAF-SP

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    There has been A LOT of accusations lately (by you know who...) of a officer KNOWING of fellow officers committing crimes involving "planting evidence, falsifying reports, bad shoots (murder: planting a gun to justify) and so on. My questions are pretty straight forward.....

    (1) Would you allow any of the above to happen OR continue to happen if/when you found out what was going on?

    (2) Are there any circumstances that might persuade you to overlook the above?

    (3) Would you be able to face another day knowing you were able to stop the unlawful actions of a bad officer but allowed him/them to continue their illegal activities?

    (4) While I'm sure most/all LEOs here would uphold the law are there ANY reasons you wouldn't?
     

  2. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    1. No

    2. No

    3. No

    4. No
     
  3. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

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    It's the ******bags who cross the line consistently that make this job difficult for everyone else. I have no use for these people, and would absolutely turn in things I knew to be bad.
     
  4. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    Jerk offs like the ones you mentioned OP are he exact reason why the hiring process takes so damn long for guys pike me who would actually do an honest and commendable job as a LEO. All of the things listed are pretty nasty crimes in my opinion, and I would drop a dime on anybody doing those things in a heartbeat, cop or not.
     
  5. blueiron

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    I walked away from a DEA career over a fellow S/A stealing from a suspect.

    Break a law of G-d or a serious law of Man and I would not tolerate it.

    The only time I ever allowed any slack was for minor traffic offenses - and that privilege was extended to citizens as well.
     
  6. USAFE7

    USAFE7 Retired USAF-SP

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    I figured that "No" would be the overwhelming answer. Of course I'm sure there will be the "Well hell no they won't admit to it" but, what about the officer that admitted he knew and allowed this to continue, that "quit his job" rather than try to stop all the horrid illegal activities being committed by fellow officers? Just what type of person is he? Police work is a true calling for the "good" officers, so why would a "good" officer quit his calling rather than correct what he was called to do? I'm just looking for some insight from the LEOs that may have dealt with this on a personal or departmental level.
    *edit to add*
    I was a member of one of the 5 largest "Police" forces in the United States and can honestly say that we never covered for our fellow Airmen and NEVER expected to be covered for (other than being late for roll call :whistling: )
     
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  7. msu_grad_121

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    Of course I wouldn't tolerate any of those things, but the accusations come from someone who is saying these things in an attempt to justify their preconceived notions regarding the other issue by demonstrating that they've "been there and done that." Personally, I don't buy any of it for a second.

    Are there purely evil, rotten cops out there? Without a doubt, just as sure as there are rotten lawyers, doctors and garbage collectors. However, I can say without fear of contradiction that these people are in the extreme minority. The person you were referring to is (in my opinion) saying these things in order to justify their mercifully short "career" in LE without drawing any suspicion upon themselves.

    But yeah, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to drop a dime on someone who did any of those things. I'm not here to lie for myself, let alone you.
     
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  8. Rohniss

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  9. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    No one hates bad cops more than other cops.

    The problem arises with definitions. many of the posters on these forums equate "bad Cop" with any cop that does not do things "Their way". rather than those that actually violate the law or ethical standards.
     
  10. rdrkt

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    I think he is just confusing his life with the movie Internal Affairs.
     
  11. blueiron

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    Considering that based on your above statement, it sounds like you are lumping me in with the corrupt and I take great offense at your statement, along with its rather overt inference.

    You don't know what transpired in my instance, so I'll spell it out for you. I worked the largest indoor MJ grow operation [>20,000 plants] in the U.S. to that date - 1990 in Golden Valley, Arizona; with ancillary grow operations in Lancaster, California and Las Vegas Nevada. I saw a senior S/A stealing expensive vintage bottles of wine from the suspect's house and place them into his personal ruck. I also saw the same bottles at the hotel where we were staying. The senior S/A ignored my demands to return the property and I went to the Group Supervisor. They were both personal friends and neither did anything. I went to the ASAC and he elected to do nothing, siding with the GS. I stormed out of his office and went out to contemplate. I returned to work Monday morning and demanded to see the SAC. After telling him of my observations and my outrage, his statement was: "do what you have to do". Seeing that he and the command of the Phoenix Field Division refused to do anything, I tossed my credentials on the desk and quit.

    Congressional Representatives and Senators didn't give excrement about it, nor did DOJ. Repeated letters did nothing. Executive Office didn't either - G.H.W. Bush got a certified letter and not squat was done.

    If that makes me corrupt in your eyes, so be it. I suggest an Opthalmologist and college courses in Ethics and Logic before passing judgment on others.

    By the way - How much dope did you take off the street?

    Here's the background.

    http://articles.latimes.com/1991-05-30/local/me-3687_1_marijuana-farm
     
  12. USAFE7

    USAFE7 Retired USAF-SP

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    It has NOTHING to do with you. It has to do with another poster in the Oath Keeper thread.....it should be easy to figure out who it is.
    *edit to add*
    I'm pretty sure Dragoon44 knows who this thread is in reference to.
    "By the way - How much dope did you take off the street?" Do insurgents count?
     
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  13. Rabbi

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    Not no, but hell no!

    Besides all the moral issues and the " I am one of the good guys and that is what the good guys do..."

    There is another issue. Without being "idealistic" or "holier than thou" we are a group of people committed to doing a job the best we can. Part of that job is actually being "the good guys" It makes the system work, it is the efficient way to go about it.

    When someone isnt on the same page as everyone else. I.E. a buch of good guys doing the best they can with someone working outside that system, it makes the job harder for everone else. No one wants that around. It brings heat on everyone. It sows the seeds of distrust. It makes a hard job harder and while LEOs do deal with a lot of chicken crap stuff, there is always the threat of it turning into life or death. So this game is for keeps.

    You need other people around you who are on the same page. Or as Dragoon said "No one hates bad cops more than other cops.
     
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  14. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I wouldn't stand for it, not only cause its wrong but I would not want to be raked over the coals with the dirtbag because I knew and didn't do something about it.
     
  15. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    Yeah, Rhymes with taco.

    :rofl::rofl:
     
  16. ateamer

    ateamer NRA4EVR

    No all the way down. You are either 100% honest or you do not belong in this job. Period.
     
  17. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Sapere aude

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    I worked special investigations for the Chief's Office, not IA (we had an IA unit to handle complaints) The investigations involved murder, Armored Car robbery and systematic corruption involving an entire precinct (sale of automatic weapons, drug protection and arson) so no I don't care for bad cops.
     
  18. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Wow, that sounds like a rough gig.
     
  19. msu_grad_121

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    Didn't see the thread lock coming, did you, "pops"? :supergrin:

    Him and that Mr. Happy Azz or whatever his name is are so stupid, I think they have me cancer!
     
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