17 August 2010

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

"Bisard, who was slightly injured, was put on desk duty pending the results of the crash investigation."

So the moral of the story is that if you are a cop, you can run someone over and KILL them (and maim others) and not be arrested and jailed for it but rather you will be assigned to desk duty. This is prior to trial. Trial outcomes may or may not be the same. The problem is that the one is given and extended some sort of benefit of the doubt while the other is treated as guilty party immediately.

And people would have the audacity to wonder why I hate cops. How the hell did we let ourselves think that we should have one set of rules for the authorities and another set for everyone else, and that this would at all produce responsible authorities?

Or am I forgetting that there are people in this country who think the pigs were the heroes in the Orwellian world we live in.
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