Friday, January 18, 2013

Today's "Law-Abiding" Gun Owner

Wouldn't you think a brave & noble police officer (or oinky pig) would be the very definition of "law-abiding." (Where else in contemporary usage do we find "abiding," by the way? No usage I can think of.)

And yet ...
A Prince George's County jury found a D.C. police officer guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his mistress and their infant child, News4's Jackie Bensen reported.


Phillips was arrested in June 2011 after police located the bodies of 20-year-old Wright and her daughter, Jaylin, in a park outside Washington. Prosecutors said Phillips shot Wright and then drove the child - still strapped in the car seat of her mother's car with the doors closed and the windows up - a short distance away, where he left her to die.

A heat advisory was in effect, and temperatures inside the car reached 125 degrees, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said.
Do the D.C. police even do background checks for employment? And if background checks done by the police dep't. in our nation's capital can't determine they're about to hire a murderer, what good are any other such checks going to do?

This is not a call to forget background checks, but a demonstration that any one can flip at any time, background check or not, so just maybe no one should have guns. Especially not the fucking police, most of whom are thuggish compensating criminals to begin w/. Fuck them!


mikey said...

The psychological screening process for municipal police is a fascinating topic. It's designed to do two simultaneous things that are inherently in tension. On the one hand, they want independent, aggressive, determined, dominant personalities. On the other hand, the primary purpose of the modern screening system is to protect the municipality from lawsuits due to police crimes, particular under color of authority.

The challenge is you can't reduce the potential for future lawsuits too much without getting less "effective" cops - the thuggery of which you speak is a feature, not a bug. So the tests and profiles are carefully designed and constantly updated seeking the most beneficial balance...

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

OBS said...

Hello. And Bye.

Buy. And hell. Oh.

And "law abiding" isn't the first thing I think of when I think of "cop" -- more like "fascist thug" or "I hope today isn't the day I get pulled over for drinking-and-bicycling."

These reactions are perhaps a remnant of being a skateboarder in the Reagan years.

M. Bouffant said...

Recruiting Editor:
To coin a phrase, every cop is a criminal, & all the sinners saints.

The very concept of law-abidance is crap. We, for example, are more or less law-abiding, right until your corpse is splayed out before us because you looked at us cross-eyed!

We do know the LAPD likes to recruit people who "played team sports" &/or served in the military.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"Must be eager and willing to brutalize the citizenry"

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

On the other hand, the primary purpose of the modern screening system is to protect the municipality from lawsuits due to police crimes,

I dunno. Based on the success rate of lawsuits brought against the MPD, I don't think they have much to worry about.