Jun 212020
 

A cop and a politician speaking honestly and telling truth. Be sure and click through to the complete statements.

But I will also say this: that everybody knows, every honest person knows, that the laws in this country today, they’re made almost entirely by unelected bureaucrats and courts. They’re not made by this body.

Why not? Because this body doesn’t want to make law. That’s why not. Because in order to make law, you have to take a vote. In order to vote, you have to be on the record. And to be on the record is to be held accountable. That’s what this body fears above all else, Madam President. This body is terrified of being held accountable for anything on any subject.

Senator JoshHawley, June 16, 2020
Speech in the US Senate

[The best part is about 8 minutes in, but listen to the whole thing. Here is the case he is referencing Bostock.]

 

So what do we do about it? Even though I’m an expert on bastardism, I am not a public policy expert nor an expert in organizing a post-police society. So, before I give some suggestions, let me tell you what probably won’t solve the problem of bastard cops:

  • Increased “bias” training. A quarterly or even monthly training session is not capable of covering over years of trauma-based camaraderie in police forces. I can tell you from experience, we don’t take it seriously, the proctors let us cheat on whatever “tests” there are, and we all made fun of it later over coffee.
  • Tougher laws. I hope you understand by now, cops do not follow the law and will not hold each other accountable to the law. Tougher laws are all the more reason to circle the wagons and protect your brothers and sisters.
  • More community policing programs. Yes, there is a marginal effect when a few cops get to know members of the community, but look at the protests of 2020: many of the cops pepper-spraying journalists were probably the nice school cop a month ago.

Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop
Officer A. Cab  June 6, 2020
Medium

 

 

 

 Posted by at 9:34 pm
Jun 212020
 

“blacks might be more likely to die from chokeholds because their arteries do not open as fast as they do in normal people”

Darryl Gates, Los Angeles Chief of Police, 1982
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Gates

 

“I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous. It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard of it.”

Donald Trump. 2020
Wall Street Journal  (paywalled site, try Fox “News” )

 Posted by at 8:32 pm