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Friday, February 15, 2013

Mayor Char-Lie goes to the movies

It will take a lot more than that to erase the deep mean streak in the Portland police force. It's hard to see how decent officers can continue to work there.

Comments (5)

Murderous, deep mean streak.

Buried under the frost is the fact: Less than one-half of one percent of policemen misfit the uniform. That's a better average than you'd find among clergy!

Paul Harvey, author of What Are Policeman Made Of?, believed there were many more good cops than bad. I still agree despite some very egregious instances, although Mr. Harvey might have chosen a better example today to make this point.

The percentage of bad apples in the barrel is going to have a lot to do with who's in charge of the cellar.

They are mostly good cops. But together they form a Union, and that Union ensures that none of the bad ones can ever be fired or even demoted for anything up to and including killing citizens. The bad apples ruin the whole barrel.

If Portland cops want to be respected, then THEY have to start working to get bad cops out of their own ranks. Sorry mister good cop, but I don't have the time or resources to confirm that you are one of the good ones or a criminal with a badge. Until I can, I will respect none of you.

Snards, I will respect them all (see: Pareto Distribution) because the overwhelming majority really are decent human beings working to protect you. The miniscule fraction are borderline sociopaths with guns.
They all deserve the utmost of respect, if for different reasons: Always be polite to a man with a gun, regardless of his career choice.

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