We Have Some Questions For The “Good Cops” Out There

November 28, 2014   |   Justin King

Justin King
November 28, 2014

(TheAntiMedia) Over the years, I’ve heard dozens and dozens of officers state that they will come to the people’s aid “when the time is right.” Until that unspecified time, the officers will just simply follow the orders of their betters. What exactly constitutes the right time?

Is it when departments are simply too busy to investigate thousands of rape cases?
Is it when the bodies of unarmed men, women, and children are piling up faster than we can report on all of them?
Is it when cops are arresting pastors and taking food from the mouths of the poor?
Is it when law enforcement opens fire on unarmed protesters?
Is it when it becomes common practice for officers to engage in blatantly unconstitutional activities?
Is it when officers enforce a soft form of martial law?
Is it when officers beat children in schools?
Is it when American citizens are getting locked up faster than people in Stalin’s Soviet Union?
Is it when every department in America is turned into a goon squad, even those at our children’s schools?

In case you missed the point, now is “the right time.” Your continued compliance with this system is a betrayal of everything you repeatedly state you stand for. Your badge was once something you could be proud of, now it just makes you an enemy of the people. If you actually believe in the ideals embodied by the American Dream, you will begin cooperating with those seeking to bring about change. If not, you’ve chosen your side and you are on the wrong side of history. If you still think it just isn’t the right time, please tell me what it would take for you to realize that you are not the good guys anymore.

For those officers that are ignoring the growing resistance in this country and have decided to simply follow orders and do as they’re told another question is in order: What are you going to do when the people begin to fight back?

A quick history lesson might be appropriate. In 2001 the United States launched a global campaign that sent men and women all over the world to overthrow governments. These skills weren’t forgotten when they came home. These soldiers came home to find their benefits in tatters, their government behaving exactly like the ones they overthrew, and the local cops acting like the security services of a dictatorship. The only reason you aren’t facing organized resistance is because those that know how to fight back effectively have sat on the sidelines of the altercations, or maybe they just choose to report on them.Cops-good

For some of those, the straw that broke the camel’s back was watching Ferguson Police fire beanbags and tear gas into an unarmed crowd. Others are still clinging to the hope that the good cops out there saw the same thing they saw, and that they will step up to the plate and work alongside activists to end the advancing police state.

In Ferguson, terrified officers in $600,000 MRAPs and wearing thousands of dollars of riot gear fired beanbags and a chemical agent banned under the Geneva Convention for use in war into a crowd of unarmed protesters. I’ve never witnessed a larger act of cowardice, and I remember seeing Iraqi troops surrendering to news teams. If those officers were scared of a group of unarmed protesters that were generally unprepared for the confrontation, what will happen when they face actual resistance?

What will happen when activists are taught how to immobilize that MRAP and turn it into a $600,000 bunker in the middle of the road? It becomes a stationary metal box that is easily turned into an oven. What will happen when protesters are taught how to roll the riot line at the flank and encircle riot police? What will happen when those with the skill set teach protesters how to make their Molotov cocktails “stick?” What happens when law enforcement is no longer choosing the time and the place of the battle?

If things continue down the road they are on, this is what officers will face. If you’re a cop that chose to read this, you probably consider yourself one of the good ones. What I’m describing above is an almost inevitability without you taking a stand for what is right. If after this, you choose to not act for change within your own department, it doesn’t matter how many Oath Keeper rallies you attend, your oath means nothing. It doesn’t matter how well you personally do your job, you’ve allied with those destroying this nation. If you just follow orders, if you choose to remain silent, if you continue to protect the thin blue line, you aren’t a good cop. If you know the difference between right and wrong and don’t act to end this, not only are you not a good cop, you’re a coward.

Your fellow man needs you. You are the key to peaceful change. You might look to other officers or your chief or sheriff, but at the end of the chain of command you make the decisions. This is something that has to start with the officer in the field. Somebody has to start it. If not you, who?

Please share this on your local police department’s page or tweet it to them.

These aren’t rhetorical questions. If you have an answer I’m sincerely interested in hearing it. You can contact me through my Facebook page. I will not disclose your identity no matter how unprofessional the response. If you don’t trust me, I set up a special email address for you to respond to its GoodCopQuestions@journalist.com .  You can use an anonymous email service to contact me.

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Author: Justin King

Justin King joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in July of 2014. His topics of interest include activism, human rights, international relations, and military affairs. Born in Japan, he currently resides in the United States.

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  1. Well, there's always the option of non-compliance through violence. If you are physically threatened, react accordingly. If you're going to be beaten, do the beating. If you're going to be shot, do the shooting. Cops don't have a monopoly on violence. Hell, I've got plenty to spare, if anyone would like some training in the administration of ultra-violence, I will eagerly teach for free. If you want to survive an encounter with a deranged sociopath that is obviously hell bent on harming you, there are two main options: comply with false authority and submit to their violence, or escalate the situation beyond reason before they can react and shove your thumbs so deep into their eye sockets that you pull them out with brain matter under the nails. Lay down and take it, or make an example out of them. All or nothing is the corner you've been placed in, so what will it be?

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  2. "Looking Back" Bob Seger

    You hit the street, you feel them staring
    You know they hate you you can feel their eyes a glarin'
    Because you're different, because you're free
    Because you're everything deep down they wish they could be

    [Chorus:]
    You're lookin back (lookin back) they're lookin back (lookin back)
    Too many people lookin back
    You're lookin back (lookin back) they're lookin back (lookin back)
    Too many people lookin back

    They watch the news, see young men dying
    They watch them bleedin' and listen to them lyin'
    And if they're normal if they can see
    They just reach out and change the channel on the TV

    [Chorus]

    When they could vote, and end the war
    They're much too busy fittin' locks upon the back door
    Give you a foxhole, a place to hide
    Cause when the war come the cops'll be on their side

    [Chorus]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHbSc42HvvQ

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  3. No ethical policeperson could have enforced the drug war. They are all corrupt to the core, or they would have gotten out long ago, in fact, they would never have become police.

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  4. Okay dumb asses. The right time b is when gun confiscation is ordered. How's that for an answer?

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  5. Because obviously everyone disagrees with the war on drugs…dumb ass.

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  6. By that time it might already be too late.

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  7. It's never to late to say go fuck yourself sir.

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  8. Kyle Ginnetti Everyone with a hint of logic, political awareness, or ethics, yes.

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  9. I see that mores states other than Michigan have become Open Carry states. I open carry everywhere I'm allowed to. I also recomend crrying a camera or s udio recording device. Open carry is not just your own protection, but for protection of other people. One may have to consider "What if I have to protect someone from as n abusive officer". Id hate it to come to that, but what if?

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  10. Little pig bitch

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  11. At least I use logic instead if reacting overly emotionally to everything like you sheeple idiots.

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  12. According to who?

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  13. During the Iranian revolution, the police were ordered to fire live rounds at protestors, the police woke up, saw right from wrong. They refused and joined the revolution, helping to topple the monarchy.

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  14. What a moron, tear gas and bean bags were never outlawed by the Geneva Convention. The riot gear was necessary due to the crowds escalating violence and bring of several local shops, Oh let's not forget the looting. People look for reasons good or bad to break laws and make more victims, shop owners lost businesses, people were attacked do to color, "peaceful" protesters breaking into shops and stealing. You are the media and push your own propaganda.

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  15. Unless you ethical belive that harmful substances have no place in society.

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  16. Kyle Ginnetti have you read any of the actual cases involving the war on drugs!? Two police officers choked a 17 year old to death searching his throat for contraband. The autopsy shows that he vomited and choked to death in handcuffs because the police had not removed the items from his throat that they were using to violate his body. Did the drug war save that boy or kill him? Because he seems pretty dead to me, along with his poor parents.

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  17. Yes, using tear gas on news crews who were just setting up cameras was to prevent violence.

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  18. I forgot to proof read. What do you want from me I'm multitasking.

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  19. If you're going to give an input on a serious American situation the least you could do is voice your opinion intelligently so that it is respectable. Poor use of English is a reflection of ignorance, not just from you, but from anybody that will voice their opinions. I would say that foreigners are exceptions, however my point stands that if you cannot speak your piece properly nobody will listen.

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  20. More like a reflection of my phone's shifty spell check.

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  21. I'll agree with you though… When they start confiscating our protection its time for a change. Sadly, Americans are more afraid of guns than they are the people behind them.

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  22. Unarmed protesters in Ferguson???? Are you serious right now?!?! Molotov cocktails were thrown at police. I tell you what if someone throws a fire ball at me trying to catch me on fire to kill me you better believe I will put them down. The police weren't putting up the fight they should have! I'd like to hear yours and everyone else's position if this happened in your neighborhood, affecting your friends and family. This whole situation was out of hand before it got out of hand. Like it or not police put there lives on the line everyday to enforce the laws that protect our rights that so many have died for us to wake up every morning to more less think of nothing but what they're going to do that day; be it shopping, spending time with kids or going on vacation, work etc. People need to stop blaming cops for everything that's wrong in our society. He'll yeah I agree there are crooked cops. But I tell you what most aren't and are doing there job and there is so much more behind the scenes that not many think about before they report to duty. Cops can't do a full background check and a psychiatric exam on everyone they encounter before they report to a random call. Most of the time they aren't given the full circumstance yet either , they could be under or over prepared. Everyone has their opinions and damnit that's our right and it's awesome. All I'm saying is before blaming the cops for their "brutality". 1: think of all the shit heads they have to deal with every single day over and over and over again. 2: don't repeatedly get in trouble with the law bc that seems to be where a lot of people start shit talking them.

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  23. I would suggest googling that little fact about the trear gas and the Geneva convention. You look a little silly.

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  24. Did you see any molotov cocktails before the police opened fire? Didn't think so.

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  25. So we're supposed to just trust that you'll honor that part of the Constitution after you've violated the rest of it?

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  26. Kyle Ginnetti , even if you believe drugs are utterly without merit in any positive sense, it still doesn't justify the drug war at all. The drug war is not only very harmful: it's also unethical and has corrupted society. And all while accomplishing almost nothing.

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  27. Its the whole "JUST US" (JUSTICE) mentality of the police. I have a few "friends" on my Fb page that are police officers or general law enforcement and I see them post "just us" rhetoric on their comments/status all the time.

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  28. I don't know if its just me, but you could tell by the faces of some cops in ferguson that they just weren't into this whole confrontation with the protesters. You could see it in their faces. But some of the other cops were foaming at the mouth wanting some action. Just an observation.

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  29. The propaganda here is the claim that riot gear and tear gas are somehow necessary. They do nothing to stop rioting and only escalate it. Just because it is convenient does not make it necessary, nor does it make it right.

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  30. You simply don't understand the job.

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  31. Get off the tear gas it's retarded every country uses it, stop trying to beef up your arguments with facts that don't relate to pieces of slime protesters destroying businesses, and just be outright criminal. Everyone trying to turn this kid into a innocent victim. He just got done robbing a store, Oh well he got shot dead unarmed. Guess he shouldn't be out being a criminal and he'd still be alive, call it karma

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  32. The rumors of "most" police officers being good and heroic are greatly exaggerated. Good officers don't stand silently while their brothers do bad. For every officer who is doing bad, 4 of his brother officer either know he's bad, or has a very reasonable suspicion of it. Imagine paying people to disrespect you, kick your arse, and kill your kids. It sounds like a sucker's game.

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  33. I guess I'm alone feeling bad for the price having to deal with thugs everyday, do people really think it's easy being a police officer these days with local municipalities lowering the the amount of police while criminals are exceeding the capabilities of the police force? Too bad most of you don't come across these thugs only to be saved by your under paid local police officer.

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  34. Marcus V Ransom "oh well he got shot dead after breaking the law" Would you say the same thing if it was a cop who was shot after using Stingray? Or after slapping a kid at a school? The fact that US law enforcement (and others) use a chemical agent banned for use in war is not irrelevant. The order of events matters. Please stop perpetuating the myth that cops have some super dangerous job. Your pizza delivery driver has a more dangerous job. Fact. Google it.

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  35. Kyle Ginnetti No, I understand. You're just following orders, right? It's simple. Either you are with the people, or you are a mercenary of the state. The choice is yours to make.

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  36. I completely agree, and after it was over a lot of the cops looked ashamed. It's what prompted me to write this. I really think there is hope for officers to do the right thing. I don't think they want to do some of this.

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  37. Article I(5) of the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention states: “Each State Party undertakes not to use riot control agents as a method of warfare"
    So YES…it's banned… Though you ARE right that it's not the Geneva CONVENTION… it's…the Geneva PROTOCOL… (which is basically an amendment…)

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  38. No k mean you don't understand the dangers of the job and some of the things cops have to do to go home at the end of their shift. If you did you wouldn't be talking shit.

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  39. Ok so we watered down the Conversation to rust gear after what happened, I'm glad you all support burning down businesses and making more victims of a single incident. If you going to have demonstration then have one, but it's amazing when a black person gets killed then let's burn down the town.

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  40. Do you the AL Sharpon will come and defend and pull supporters together for this victim?? Lol give me a break, let's see the local white people start burning down shops

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  41. Marcus V Ransom The question then becomes about not why Al Sharpton isn't there, but why aren't you? Why aren't you protesting? It isn't about black and white. It's about blue. Does it honestly make difference to you if it's a white kid or a black kid that gets shot?

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  42. Lol. I've had some pretty dangerous jobs in my day. And BTW pizza delivery drivers have a more dangerous job. Google iy.

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  43. The right time to do the right thing is now but then again I'm delusional to believe anything will get better as the powers that be seek to destroy what is good for evil rules the day and night as greed and hate are the gates to hell!

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  44. As a victim to Police, abuse of authority, I am now seeking a solution. I have PTSD because of my trauma… (everyone's different ) I am hyper-vigilant and I am seeking to bring awareness and change. I try to live peacefully and I am objective to the facts/situation. It does bother me that people sit back and watch their rights being taken away every day and that the injustice is perpetrated/infiltrated at the highest levels of authority… Sheez, I wish folks would realize…. it can happen to you.

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  45. Kyle Ginetti. The Nazis used the same argument during the Nuremberg war crime trials. "I was just following orders. And, if I didn't follow orders, they would have shot ME!. And I turly believed that these prisoners were dangerous people because the State had said so!" Well it didn't wash then either!!!

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  46. That will be the "wrong" time, as you have allowed them to choose when and where the fight will occur.

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  47. I know plenty of cops who refuse to arrest for marijuana offenses. MEth on the other hand…

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  48. You can't honestly believe that….that we shouldn't get in trouble with the law if we don't want problems. So many people think this. We shouldn't have to "do as we're told" to avoid corrupt cops. I shouldn't have to be scared of DYING over robbing a store. I don't care how bad it is to steal, it doesn't warrant death. If I killed a cop because he hit someone, I would never get away with saying "well he shouldn't have broke the law, karma"

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  49. Kyle Ginnetti Prohibition does more harm then the harmful substances. Prescription drugs kill more then the illicit drugs. The war on drugs is wrong on so many levels and has not been in any way successful. It is not the place of the state to decide what we may or may not ingest, it has proved inept. The war on drugs, like most wars, is all about transferring wealth from the public purse to the private purse and has nothing to do with societal welfare. Everyone with an ounce of sense realises this. The trade in illicit substances cannot occur without the very active complicity of the law enforcement and political communities. Everyone of us knows a dirty cop and a dirty politician, including these mythical good cops.

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  50. Mike then become a cop and put up shut up. Sick of you riders of the high horse that demonize all cops instead of being true advocates and changing shit from the inside. If its so fucking easy to be a good cop shut your mouth and do it.

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  51. Here is still the problem it's human nature you'll have good and bad cops, that's a given in any job. However in this case he not found Innocent or guilty just wasn't enough evidence to try him for a crime, so blame the Justice system. When protesters go around (once again) burning down businesses making other people into victims it makes it hard to feel sorry for any of them. Secondly this place isn't a low crime area, none of you are discussing the fact that before this incident this "victim" robbed a store. You know damn well when he was approached by the officer he was thinking he was being arrested for the crime he committed and attacked the cop, use some common sense.

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  52. I think the principle of "good cop", "bad cop," is applicable to workers ALL THROUGHOUT this country, especially in these times. Who says you cannot have your job and your Liberty to protect the Constitution and your Homeland at the same time??? Part of the problem is Way Too Many People just go to work, put in their time, watch the clock and run to escapism as soon as their off the clock. To live out Liberty you have to put much more personal time into being prepared and ready to defend Freedom; it's a regular, communal Civic Duty, or its lost. Then we have the Order Followers and those they deem Criminal for not being, dead or alive.

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  53. Kyle Ginnetti So you agree that people should be placed in cement cages for victimless crimes? Drug addicts are ill, and putting them in cages does nothing. Instead of treating drugs as a criminal issue, it should be treated as a community/health issue. The "War On Drugs" has failed so miserably and anyone who supports it or reinforces it is completely mindless.

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  54. Kyle Ginnetti Look at the copsucker we got here. So you think these costume wearing sociopaths do good in America?

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  55. You know what was funny? Most of the mainstream propaganda machines like CNN and ABC, focused on the looters a lot, and not much on the peaceful protesters.

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  56. Look to error is human. Cops aren't perfect everyone makes misstakes. For most people a Fuck up means you forgot the memo for the board meeting. For Cops a Fuck up means someone who wasn't supposed to die died. Cops face Dangers specific to their job and these dangers mean they have to be on guard 24/7 unless you have experience with the job personally then don't tell them how to do it.

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  57. $100 says he never got an answer from a single cop. Wasted email account. Lol. Worthy attempt at getting these bastards to see the light though.

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  58. Kyle Ginnetti You don't understand. My guess is you were fed propaganda by mainstream media. Cops are the danger. They are costume wearing killers. The citizens need to be on guard. They don't care who they kill, don't you understand this? Hell, if you walk up to a cop with your hand in your pockets and say hi to him/her these days you'll get a bullet in your head. They don't care. They have a legal license to kill whomever they please.

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  59. That is the most ignorant shit I've ever heard. I know cops I've had experiences with Police good and bad. If you approach a cop with your hands in your pockets he/she may ask you to take your hands out b it that's about it. Cops have a job that pits them in the cross hairs of very dangerous people and makes them and scapegoat for angry citizens. With idiots like you lot running around I don't blame them for being on edge.

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  60. Kyle Ginnetti Alright then. Keep eating the propaganda. People like you are the same kind of gullible people that believed the propaganda that existed in Nazi Germany, and they didn't have a great time now did they? One day you'll realize that these pigs don't give a fuck about you. All the costume wearing pigs you see only exist to cater to the politicians. Cops are the deliverers of corruption and oppression in modern America. The best part is that I can see you're a weapons enthusiast! What gun enthusiast in their right mind support cops and support statism when cops and politicians want to take your weapons away from you. You're hypocritical and your opinions go against everything you stand for comrade, just saying.

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  61. Would you be intrested in talking to the antimedia about your experiences for an article?

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  62. For the last time: being a cop is not that dangerous. It didn't even rank in the top ten of dangerous jobs in the US. Stop.

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  63. It's not ranked because cops ate well trained. And their training and diligence keeps them safe. But cops who let their guard down don't last long. Couple that with all the cop haters who can't stop pouring gas on the fire and is it any wonder why cops have a shot first mentality? Solder also isn't in the top 20 but that dosent mean it's not dangerous. So knock it off with your stats they mean nothing in this case. Cops have a VERY dangerous job and dumb asses like yourself don't help.

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  64. I mean top 10.

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  65. Kyle Ginnetti You're more likely to be killed by a cop then a terrorist in this country. If that doesn't speak volumes to you, I don't know what will.

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  66. As I said the danger of the job puts cops on edge. Couple that with the seriousness of makeing a mistake (Wich is inevitable) and a public wich is too quick to judge constantly being spurred on by cop hater (like yourself) thus adding to the "us vs them" mentality on both sides and is it any wonder why they are so on edge. Also take into account that criminals are Citizens too so when they kill a Crimminal they technical killed a citizen so saying "Cops kill Americans" is virtually meaningless. In short unless your a Crimminal or overly confrontational idiot you have no reason to fear being shot by a cop.

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  67. If this isn't the exact embodiment of my ideal way of dispatching enemies both foreign and domestic, I don't know what is and I'd be ashamed to call myself an American if I did not engage, overwhelm, and overcome the enemy in this exact fashion. Add me to the teaching list.

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  68. If this isn't the exact embodiment of my ideal way of dispatching enemies both foreign and domestic, I don't know what is and I'd be ashamed to call myself an American if I did not engage, overwhelm, and overcome the enemy in this exact fashion. Add me to the teaching list.

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  69. I know some good cops, but too many are lazy abusers and only do what's easy.

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  70. Of course it's not easy to be a good cop. Indeed, it's downright impossible. How can you be "good" in an obviously and deeply corrupt, racist, and unethical system?

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  71. 1. Our department investigates every rape that gets reported. 2. No. 3. We don't do that in Indiana. 4. Everyone is armed – we all have hands, feet, elbows, knees and teeth. I have been taught how to kill someone with an ink pen, so just because it isn't a gun or a knife, doesn't mean they are unarmed. 5. The majority of us do not. 6. Do you even know what martial law really is, we are not even close. 7. It doesn't matter if it is an adult or a child, reasonable force is allowed to make an arrest (Grahm v Conner). 8. Yes, because Stalin just killed them. 9. They didn't need cops in the school when I was growing up, maybe parents need to learn to raise a decent human being and you wouldn't need cops in the schools. Don't like the police? Get rid of us. You are the ones that asked for a police force. You are the ones that asked for laws to govern you. You are the ones that put the political leaders in power to rule over you. You need to focus your energy at the top – the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. You are wasting your time attacking the police. Officers have what is known as "officer discretion". That means we can make decisions on what needs to be done on a particular situation. What you don't realize is that cops disobey orders all the time. The city came down with an ordinance that allows officer to impound vehicles for loud music. None of our officers enforced it and advised them it was a violation of people's 4th Amendment rights. That law is still on the books! Target the law makers, not the cops. Trust me, if you get rid of the police, we will survive just fine.

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  72. Justin King, I would love to. I live in the Northwest corner of Georgia, or as I call it, the armpit of the state. The cops here have been making me wish I was dead since I was charged and intimidated into pleading guilty for a felony I was innocent of in 2009. In Georgia, they have a "First Offender act" which allowed me to have the crime dropped from my record sometime in the near future as I successfully completed probation this year. Since then, I have missed out on dozens of good jobs after interviews which went great because of the damn background checks. I have had two jobs in that time-frame, both for less than two months… including the one I had when I was placed on probation. My probation officer made me quit stocking at a liquor store in Tennessee because she said having a job where alcohol was sold would lead to trouble for me somehow. She still threatened to lock me back up if I couldn't keep paying the $6,500 in fine I eventually paid off early last year. She retired after being asked to leave the probation office, because she stole tens of thousands of probation payments from myself and countless other alleged felons. Of course, there was no proof, so she just retired and moved. Dade County Sheriff's Office participates in organized crime at a level that would make Don Corleone blush, considering it is a tiny county of less than 16,000 people. I haven't even scratched the surface of the police corruption, its connection to state government, the dummy businesses, the names, anything you like. I need an audience, the ACLU and the feds were not in the least bit interested, nor was the ATF when I reported a house in this neighborhood for having more traffic than a lot of the stores in town here with out of state diesel pickups riding low to the ground.

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  73. Without totally globalizing the MISUNDERSTANDING of what really happened in Ferguson, I have a question >> If a young punk kid climbed into YOUR squad car and tried to wrestle away YOUR firearm, would you shoot him in the HAND (like in Ferguson before the kid RETURNED with a charge), or would you just blow his head off right then and there like I would?!

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  74. I say: Police everywhere resign. All at the same time. Then you guys can fend for yourselves and hopefully, while people are trying to rape, stab, murder, burn you alive, etc. HOPEFULLY your self righteous opinions will wrap around you like a protective cocoon of safety!

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  75. I find it funny, that when you make a comment supporting Michael Brown, the cops come out of the woodwork, to denounce you, and make racist comments. But, when an article is really asking serious questions (of these so called good cops) none of them respond at all, with any kind of feedback!

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  76. Being a "good" cop is like being a "good" SS officer.

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  77. Kyle Ginnetti So are you just as adamant about polluting factories, poisoned genetically altered foods, and the car you drive back and forth to work everyday, as you are about the war on drugs. you said "Unless you ethical belive that harmful substances have no place in society.", (very poor grammar, but we can overlook that)….so if you truly believe what you said there then cops should be throwing anyone who drives, and every company that pollutes the environment in jail……and better yet subject them to the three strikes your out rule……because all of these things are harmful substances as well…….or how about water, water can fill your lungs and cause you to drown…is that a harmful substance?

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  78. The war on drugs has never been anything but a charade with cops playing both sides of the street — arresting people for the same thing they are also doing without worrying about arrest. "Harmful" substances ?? Who gets to decide what's harmful — individuals or self appointed control freaks out to ensure no one enjoys anything in their entire life — aka the fun police? But, this fight that's going on now isn't even about drugs — it's about cops against citizens who get away with murder every day. The myth that cops are good and heroic is bunk — they are neither. A hero does the right thing and good people do good. Cops do neither. I don't think there are 4 good cops for every bad cop — there are five bad cops. Period.

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  79. Kyle Genetti. You single handedly made me lose all hope for law enforcement. How can you stick up for these types of people? How can you say being a police officer is a dangerous job? REAL cops don't bitch about their job, REAL cops won't fucking kill you for a felony charge. The job is dangerous ? THEY SIGN UP FOR THAT. They sign up to get attacked by CRIMINALS, to take them down, to have them see justice. Now cops are handing out death sentences like candy. Cops have the tools and training to keep them safe, so danger isn't really a problem for them if they are a REAL cop. Now the ones that go through TRUE danger are the citizens they were SWORE to protect and serve. Every video I have seen, no cop seems to be in danger. In fact, there are maybe 3-4 more cops helping eachother beat the fuck out of ONE person, and sometimes that person is innocent and shouldn't have been stopped to begin with. Civilians don't have a shiny badge to hide behind, they don't have bullet proof vest to save them from cops that are too fucked in the head to even think straight. Cops have it easy, they got the gear to make them safe. So don't give me this bullshit on how it's sooooo dangerous. Every where you go can be full of danger, working, walking to the store, getting out of your car, driving, small shit. Now if a cop complains about danger that cop should be embarrassed for even wearing the uniform. That cop should get a job knitting sweaters so they aren't around any danger. Do these cops beating and killing unarmed AMERICAN citizens are in no danger at all. They are cowards hiding behind their badges waiting for a citizen to swing back ( self defense in most cases ) just so that cop can really beat the fuck out of you then call for back up so his fat piggies can beat you up to. It's not fair. A cop is human too, and humans can be just as fucked up and criminalistic as people that are already behind bars.

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  80. Kyle Ginnetti I do not use drugs but please tell me where in the Constitution it says the government can outlaw drugs? When alcohol was banned it took a constitutional amendment. And how/where is there a crime if there is no victim? The whole war on drugs was designed to protect very rich peoples investments.

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  81. Ok having read thru all the posts so far let me add a couple of thoughts kyle Ginetti stfu your already a casualty and a moron just based on the few sentences you managed to write , incorrectly i might add , second Kudos Justin excellent interpretation of facts in this article , keep up the good work , as i see it the majority of comments are pretty much on the money here and i really dont expect any answers from LEO's on this topic i am sure there are some good cops left out there , but majority rules , best we can hope for that when the shit hits the fan literally that they turn to the right side or the die with the wrong , i am definitely for a peaceful solution but being a realist i know there cant be one it will come to a war in this country and its getting closer everyday , it will be the last war this country fights before it crumbles ,against us the people .Misconception is that ferguson or similar episodes are bringing this about , thats only a very small piece of the pie , it serves to amplify racial tension and throwing the focus on race poverty the black versus white issue , this is intentional and having all the desired effects of the people pulling the strings but there is a much larger picture here that America refuses to see and it's not about a few thugs looting and a local town , it is about total control of people , in this case the American people as a whole not as the one ethnic group or the other and again their winning this battle also with ease , what seriously needs to happen is the great awakening and it needs to happen now , there are roughly 320 million people in this country , this is not irak or afgahnistan or any other ragtag country around the world this is home base and if the American citizen is not willing to fight for their homeland then they might as well submit to the pending doom thats about to explode around and in this country , people are living in a bubble , they think everything is hunky dory , the economy is recovering gas prices are dropping obama is on his way out its all apple pie and icream after that , Bullsh*t its going to get alot worse , we have no government we have one party rule not exactly, in our favor , there is no good party bad party republicans democrats their all crooks under different guise , offering the people a choice that in the end really doesnt matter because they will get what they want , we have been under a form of martial law since 9/11 most dont even know or comprehend this , the amount of human rights and personal liberties lost on paper are incredible , your privacy is gone your identity soon will be because you mean nothing to anybody in government , a tool to be used until broken then discarded or eliminated , we have unjust taxation on everything but the air we breathe but sheeple keep shelling out their hard earned but worthless money , a dollar around the world isnt what it used to be and even here its worth about 30 cents the rest you give to the very people that keep you enslaved for the rest of your lives and keep re voting them into an already corrupt system hoping for change that will never come , there is a system to the madness and their very good at it , it has been gradually implemented over decades closer to a half century if not longer , famous people that have tried to warn the general public have been assassinated , executed and disappeared without trace or have had mysterious accidents that cost them their lives just to shut them up and the media sells it to the people and the people fall for it every single time , the dumbing down of america isnt new it has been ongoing since the 50's and there is a ton of proof and documentation to support it , until the internet not available to the public so keeping the lies going was alot easier than today , The New World order is at full march and armed to the teeth , one of the biggest obstacles to achieving this are us , the American people and especially because of our guns , and because they know we will fight , they will never take guns away physically impossible , they cant stop the flow of bullets either because when we run out were taking theirs along with their guns and mraps and anything else they have , but it takes a united stance to accomplish it , people need to see past the color because the only color thats going to matter is the color we bleed it will be either us or them no in between , united we stand or divided we fall , divide and conquer is what their doing , it will be up to the American people to decide wether or not they will succeed .

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  82. You mean all the things police are already doing to the public? We don't need police if they behave this way. We better off fending for ourselves.

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  83. I've been there too Liz!! I became permanently disabled by age 40 in large part of my assault by LE.
    I think Justin King, there needs to be an Independent group set up for all the Good cops to Safely report the Corruption, other officers to the top. I believe this is the biggest reason why the 'blue wall' hasn't been knocked down.

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  84. I'm sure someone asked these questions of the Nazi soldiers. I suppose the noble, moral thing to do would be to "do the right thing", even if it means the death of you and your entire family…

    Before Ned Stark god his head chopped off, was it moral for him to announce the TRUTH about Joffrey's incestual bloodline or lie at the Sept or Baelor to protect the lives of his daughters and keep Westeros out of civil war?

    I know it's just a book, but it rings with truths.

    When Jon Snow pitched a fit to Aemon Targaryen, what was the blind man's dvice? That if Ned had stuck to the truth (the "noble" and "moral" thing to do), and jeopardized the lives of those he was meant to protect, then he was one man in 10,000. Sometimes the "right" and "moral" thing isn't so black and white, especially when you have someone threatening the safety of those you love. I suppose the "moral" thing to do would be to speak the truth and have your family slaughtered.

    So, I guess we're just waiting for that one man in 10,000 . . .
    Sorry, but it's true. This is how tyranny works. It's not always obvious and for some people, it's not always as easy as "doing the right thing". Tyranny truly grabs people by the balls and squeezes.

    BUT FOR THE RECORD< I do believe there are good cops out there. They're all potential Ned Starks…

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  85. The war on drugs is, quite simply put, a war on Americans. Our government has declared war on American Citizens. Obviously, the police are not out there killing or arresting drugs. They are killing and arresting the people.

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  86. Liz York i sent you a message… I would like to send a request however, your page doesn't allow this. Check your "other" message folder. Have a great day!

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  87. Not sure about "good cops"; silent, do nothing, conspirator, accessories in a crime, cops maybe, but not "good".

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  88. Unfortunately in order to fight against armed people you do not stand a chance unless you are also armed. I have been assaulted by police and have had a gun put to my head while I was cuffed. Since I am white it doesn't matter to the media. The media protects police and the police protect the law makers aka the Government. In the long run. Wild West is the best way to go. Wasn't until the Sheriff's came and got rid of the cow boys (Vigilantes) that crooked Sheriffs were working with the Cavaliers. Either way.. Hard to peacefully make progress with their finger on their guns trigger and aimed at all of us citizens.

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  89. No good ones, right? So it shouldn't matter. Because you walked in their shoes. Lol….Moving backward

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  90. Thanks, Jacob… Clearly the "Anti Media" doesn't care about white guys who get fucked by the pigs either. I know I'm not surprised.

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  91. Devin P. Fitzgerald I hope they do! There is more to the story, aka facts that need to be shared. We can only hope!

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