Friday, March 27, 2009

Stupidity Incarnate

You may or may not have heard about the Dallas police officer who detained an NFL player in the parking lot of the hospital where his mother-in-law was dying.

I have a great deal of respect for police officers. I have a great deal of respect for the intelligent, honest, good-hearted, open-minded, compassionate men and women of integrity who put their lives at risk to make us safer.

Honor. Honorable is the word. It doesn't come when they are issued the uniform and put it on. It comes from the heart and soul. Police departments should be full of these people. Unfortunately, there are a few bad apples in the ranks. Racist in-bred idiot motherfuckers on a power trip who are no better than a common criminal.

Isn't there a simple test for that shit?


La Tanguerita said...

There sure as hell should be one. Such an awful story.

24tango said...

Being on the other side of the pond we don't hear much of the local news on that side which is yours.

There are simple and trusted ways to identify, name and shame the racist that operate in our societies. Sadly The Mass Embarrassment mentality avoids many to take the steps which are needed.

If all officers were made accountable for the behaviour of their colleagues then they themselves would assist in eradication of the so called bad (poisonous) apples!

Thank you for your caring and thoughtful post.