19 thoughts on “Comment Of The Day: “If The News Media Won’t Resist Publicizing Big Lies, What Hope Is There?””
Being a police officer involves making split second decisions whether you or an innocent bystander is at risk. Working in a department where one of your fellow officers has been shot or killed might be stressful enough for you to decide to use lethal force when in hindsight, things could have been handled differently. Police often come in contact with possible perpetrators who may have a history of violence or may have impaired judgement due to street drug use or mental illness. It’s easy to second guess cops who are unfortunate enough to get involved in these situations as an outsider: But even if there’s a body cam on the officer, you really don’t know all the circumstances. That’s why when a gun is discharged, there is always an investigation.
One of the big problems with bad cops is the police unions. The good officers know who the bad officers are. They are also powerless to stop them. The police union protects the bad cops. You might ask why the good cops don’t elect union leaders who will get rid of the bad cops? Well, union elections tend to work like Democratic Party Primaries. They are all for show and the union leaders have complete control.
I had the misfortune of meeting one of the bad cops in my town. Later, it became apparent everyone else knew he was a bad cop. You know the department knows he is a bad cop by what he is driving. Most of the other police officers are driving newish Tahoes. A few rookies are driving the last of the Crown Vics (the ones still in good shape). This guy is driving a Crown Vic that looks like it should have been sold off years ago. It has big chunks of paint missing and those parts are covered in rust. The lights on the light bar are faded, foggy, and have chunks of plastic missing. I thought it was a fake police car until I saw who was driving it. So, the department knows he is a bad cop, the other cops know he is a bad cop, the department is ‘hazing’ him to trying to make him quit. But the department can’t fire him even in a ‘fire at will’ state.
We won’t be able to clean up the police forces until we get rid of the police unions.
The problem is, by using Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown as a rallying cry, they killed their own credibility. Martin and Brown were both killed by people they assaulted. Furthermore, anyone who didn’t go along with the BLM narrative – a narrative that most reasonable people concluded was BS – was viewed as racist.
If someone falsely calls me a racist after I call out what I believe to be BS, I am not inclined to believe them on other matters. Simple as that.
Castile and Shaver paid the price for the decision to make Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown the faces of BLM.
Of course the police are the good guys no matter what. Read this.
Obtaining this permit is a potentially weeks-long process, which requires paperwork, an interview, a background check, and, even if you pass all of that, the police chief has some discretion to deny the license anyway — if he or she, for example, knows something about your past that may not necessarily show up in your criminal record.
Would the police have this kind of discretion if they were not always the good guys?
This is exactly what the 1968 Gun Control Act intended. You can make it so that only the RIGHT kind of people can own guns. You can’t allow the WRONG kind of people to have guns, now. wink, wink
In response to the post about the mainstream news media still presenting the deaths of Freddie Gray and Mike Brown as “murders” despite all evidence and judicial law enforcement determinations to the contrary, Matthew B raised some interesting questions that I’ve pondered myself.
Here is his Comment of the Day on the post, “If The News Media Won’t Resist Publicizing Big Lies, What Hope Is There?: