Since we are on the subject of cops and corruption, I want to update an old post. In the last 23 years, I have had 9 interactions with with the police, and I can’t say that any of those interactions were positive:

  • In 2000, my car was broken into, and my stereo, radar detector, cash, and other items totaling about $600 was stolen from it. The crime scene investigator came out and took fingerprints. They got a hit, gave me the name of the person, and asked me to sign a paper saying that this man did not have permission to be in my vehicle. A month later, I was told that the criminal would not be arrested because the crime was too minor to waste resources on.
  • In 2001, I was pulled over for running a red light. I let the cop know I was carrying, even though Florida law doesn’t require me to. He then threatened to kill me. I don’t inform any more.
  • Same year, I got a traffic ticket for $184, which I paid. Eleven years later, the court sent me a letter saying that they miscalculated the fine for the ticket, and I owe them another $32. I refused to pay it because the statute of limitations had passed and there was nothing that they could do about it.
  • In 2004, a cop told my girlfriend how to use the courts to steal my stuff by claiming that I had committed domestic violence. It took me months to get it straightened out. 
  • I foolishly told the above story to a GF in 2012 and that one copied the scheme. When I beat it in court, she openly told the judge that her new boyfriend was a cop, and he would find a reason to have me arrested. My attorney asked the judge to make sure that statement was entered into and part of the record for the trial.
  • In 2005, I had someone steal a check for over $200 from my mailbox, forge my name and deposit the money into his bank account. The number of the account that the check was deposited into was printed on the back of the check. I went to the station to report the crime. I had a copy of the check. All the cop had to do was go to the bank, get the name of the account owner, and make the arrest. Anyone could have done it, it wasn’t a hard crime to solve. The cops told me that they didn’t have the manpower to solve a crime for such a small amount of money. On the way home from the police station, I passed 6 cops with cars pulled over, writing traffic tickets.
  • As a paramedic in 2010, I ran a call on a report of man who was unconscious and slumped over the wheel at an intersection. When I got there, he was obviously drunk, so I reached in and took the keys out of the ignition and put them on the vehicle’s roof. When the cops got there, they let the man call his girlfriend and let her give him a ride home. They said that they couldn’t prove that he was behind the wheel. I told them I would testify, but then the cop told me that his shift was over soon, and he didn’t want to stay late to do the paperwork. I found out later he was a friend of one of the cops.
  • In 2016, I had to draw a gun on someone who then fled the scene. I called the cops and the one who showed up didn’t even take a report. Exactly zero effort was made to catch the guy.
  • In 2018, I had a police supervisor tell me that silencers and machine guns were illegal. I offered to bring in NFA items with the proper paperwork, so the cops could be trained to recognize the proper forms and know the law. They refused, and told me “Keep that stuff out of my town or you will be arrested.”
  • Also in 2018, an armed man was burglarizing cars in my neighborhood. He was caught on my security cameras. The cops used my footage to catch the burglar, but he reached a plea deal that included expunging his record. All he got was probation, even though he broke into four vehicles, stealing one of them.
  • In 2022, I was assisting in the treatment of a patient who got violent with me and had to be physically restrained. He was a retired NYPD detective. He swore that I attacked him for no reason and tried to choke him. He called me a “punk ass bitch” and said that he was a retired NYC police officer, and that he would find me on the street and “fucking kill” me. I was interviewed by police detectives, and suspended without pay until I was cleared of criminal wrongdoing.
  • In January of this year, a woman threatened me at work. She threatened to follow me home to see where I lived, then wait until I went to work and murder my family. I formed my employer to call the police, but they did nothing but take a report. That’s fine. At least there is a record if I have to smoke the crazy bitch at the end of my driveway.

We could get rid of the cops and just let citizens take care of it, and I can’t see how things could get much worse. What do today’s cops actually DO that is a net positive? Yes, we need police, but not in their current form.

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Aesop · June 18, 2023 at 11:39 am

Pro Tip:
Mario Puzo didn’t spin the story of the undertaker’s daughter at the opening of The Godfather out of whole cloth pulled from his own ass.
Those kind of stories have been around as long as there have been cops who favored donuts over crimefighting.
The Keystone Kops are fictional.
Most of the actual stories are far worse than anything produced by Mack Sennett.

Big Country · June 18, 2023 at 12:37 pm

Only ONE time did the cops ‘do the right thing’ when they forcibly evicted DC out of my house, and even then, the split in charge of the detail tried to hem me up.

Never talk to the cops.


    Divemedic · June 18, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    Even if you think that a cop is your friend, if it ever comes to your word versus a fellow cop, they will side with the other cops. Every. Single. Time.
    Don’t ever forget where their loyalties lie.
    Nations that have forgotten this have paid for it with their lives.

7500 Degree Mushroom Cloud · June 18, 2023 at 1:55 pm

Red State is pretty much you are on your own.
They won’t even respond to trespassing or an offended Karen due to the Fundamental Transformation.
There is no time or resources to babysit for the donut molester minions.
No Shot Spotter boxes on the upgraded utility poles…yet.
Tickets are now astronomical, in the thousands for some offenses with passing an ambulance or school bus that is stopped being the most expensive.
There have been some lil’ shavers run down by meth heads and other freaks in rural areas at the bus stop.

Big Ruckus D · June 18, 2023 at 2:18 pm

I don’t need cops for jack shit. They are now worthless, as in many jurisdictions they won’t meet the minimum expectation of investigating a property crimes (car theft, financial crimes etc.) even if it is of an amount that constitutes a felony offense, and will only show up to draw chalk lines and take reports for crimes against a person.

If somebody breaks into my house, or attempts a violent crime against me or mine, all I need is the ability to air the piece of shit out, and an assurance that “law enforcement” and the multitudinous Karens of society won’t punish me for doing what was right and neccessary. Of course I won’t get any such consideration for taking care of a problem myself, but if it comes to that, and I think the incident can be kept off the radar, the perp will be made to disappear, and it shall never be spoken of again.

If I fail to get the perp, and they get me instead, I still don’t need the fucking cops, because I’m either dead, and nothing the cops do will change that, or I can much better resolve the issue by getting revenge myself after the fact. I’d much rather gamble on my own self reliance being adequate to handle a problem, than some paycheck and pension chasing government dick-sucker. Of course, self reliance is now a mortal sin in american’t society.

We are not allowed to even think that way, much less act on it, or we risk being relentlessly pursued and crushed by the system. See St. Kyle Of Kenosha for the textbook example. Somehow he was granted a small miracle in escaping criminal consequences for his excellence in marksmanship and public service, yet is still being fucked over by civil actions, last I heard.

EN2 SS · June 18, 2023 at 4:21 pm

(I foolishly told this story to a GF in 2012 and that one copied the scheme)

I know you are an intelligent person, but I didn’t realize how slowly you learned. 😉

    Divemedic · June 18, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Many an intelligent man has been taken in by vagina. It’s because all of the blood is leaving your brain.

joe · June 18, 2023 at 5:06 pm

and it’s only going to get worse…the gene pool to choose from has almost dried up and the current crop of officers are dumber than dumb…honestly i don’t even know what drives them…they don’t handle stress well, they don’t like being told no, they are the typical kid who got a trophy for being in last place…

exile1981 · June 18, 2023 at 5:11 pm

Back in the late 80’s I worked at a video store and was doing an evening shift. A guy came in drunk and pulled a large knife on me because i refused to sell him lysol… we didnt sell lysol. I hit the panic button when he tried to stab me. Eventually he went outside the store to throw up and i jumped the counter and locked him out. I called 911 and told them the guy was trying to get back in and was throwing himself against the glass door repeatedly. The guy gave up an hour later and wandered off. The rcmp showed up a week later asking me to sign a report holding them blameless for never showing up…. my boss told them to f off and throw them out of the store.

I was in a bank when soneone tried to rob it with a butter knife. The guy told the teller he would go get a machette if she didnt give him $800. He went out to get it and she locked the door. He tried forcing the door with the machette, but the cops came and sat across the street till the crook left then told everyone in the bank they just got there. Too lazy to arrest the guy.

I was car jacked in Edmonton. Fought back because i was sure the attackers wanted me dead. 14 stiches in my head, swollen eye and a stab wound later they ran off and i kept my truck. Edmonton cop threatens to arrest me for fighting back

Your not the only one who thinks there are issues…

Matthew W · June 18, 2023 at 7:15 pm

Because of my work, I have had considerably more LEO interactions than you.
With the exception of the City of Chicago, I have had all good experiences.
Now, in 99% of those interactions, I was the complainant, not the victim.
I ran into a bunch of cops that were great, some not so great and some that were just a-holes for one reason or another.

JL · June 18, 2023 at 7:40 pm

I wasn’t gonna take the bait, but hell…I just couldn’t resist.

You wanna know why we need cops? Because there are still crimes happening out there to people who can’t defend themselves. And not because they’re big, macho ex-military or macho ‘Michigan Militia’ I-don’t-need-me-no-gubmint types, like many of you who frequent blogs like these (and mine, up until I decided to shut it down). They’re people who simply don’t have the capacity to defend themselves. Like the elderly. Like children. Or hell, even just people who haven’t been ‘red pilled’ or bit in the ass hard enough to realize what a shit show modern society is because that just happens to be how people learn from the ‘School of Hard Knocks’.

That’s why we need them and that’s why I did what I did. Because none of you wannabe tough guy assholes were there to deal with the dickheads who beat their spouses or kids. None of you guys EVER stand up and volunteer to deal with the people who defraud senior citizens out of their life savings, stop the sick pieces of shit who molest kids, the alcoholics who drink and drive and kill family members or other people from their negligence, or things far worse. I know this because I HAVE dealt with these things and more.

Yeah, I’ve heard all the bullshit before. “Cops are all pieces of shit” or “They’re all corrupt”. Blah, blah, blah. I suppose that, using that same logic, I can also say that all the cop haters and people who say those kinds of things out there also beat their spouses, deal in human trafficking, or molest children, seeing as how every piece of scum I’ve ever met who did these things ALSO weren’t a fan of the police and said the same things. I can just as easily assume you’re all criminals, simply because you talk like them. But that wouldn’t be fair, would it? You see, it can cut both ways.

Yes, there are corrupt cops. I said this before a few times on the same thread in one of the last posts you made on this. I’ll tell you a little secret, though: I hate them even more than you say you do, because they make the job of honest cops a lot harder.

But, judging from what I’ve seen of the so-called ‘patriot’ crowd, especially during the scam-demic, most of you are cop haters because you were grifters and pieces of shit to start with. In fact, I’d go so far as to bet that many of you are the reason cops exist in the first place and if there weren’t police, you’d be even worse because the first thing you’d do is hoist the black flag and start preying on the weak.

You wanna hate on cops? Go ahead. It’s your prerogative. I won’t even try to defend the institution of policing because it sure as hell isn’t what it used to be. But, same as with the left wing loonies who are wanting cops gone, be careful what you wish for. You want ‘Law of the Jungle’? Cool story. Keep in mind that you don’t have eyes in the backs of your heads and there’s always critters who leave claw marks higher up the tree than you.

    Divemedic · June 18, 2023 at 9:46 pm

    I was going to rise to the bait and had an angry retort to your personal attacks, but I have always endeavored to not make the comment section here into a flame war. I would caution you not to make personal attacks.
    The vast majority of violent crime out there is one violent criminal taking out another- gang violence. That is something police are singularly unable to do a thing about. The truth is that the police don’t prevent crimes.
    Are there crimes out there? yep. Do police prevent crimes? Some. However, the police in this country are, on balance creating more problems than they solve. Read through this blog, and you will see decades of posts that support cops when they are right, and call them out when they are wrong. I just think that we are at a point in this country where the police do more bad than good. Ask the parents of Uvalde. Read tomorrow morning’s post on Nebraska. You know that police acting like the post in the morning are more common than not.
    How many times have you let someone go, or overlooked a crime, because the person committing in was a fellow cop? Be honest with yourself. How many cops commit crimes and other cops cover for them? If you know even one crooked cop and didn’t arrest him, you are crooked too.
    There are entire crooked departments out there. Cops cover for each other, even when cops are wrong. For that reason alone, cops create more problems than they solve.
    The truth here is that most people don’t rob, steal and rape because they are afraid of cops. No, they don’t do those things because they are not evil people. Cops aren’t the thin blue line that you think they are.

      Noway2 · June 18, 2023 at 11:23 pm

      This is one of the problems with career policing (state enforcers)¿ An elected sheriff who can deputize from the people, on a temporary and as needed basis would go a long way to restoring justice. The idea of prosecution, er persecution by the state likewise was not common. People felt with criminals, effectively, long, before the current joke system.

    Anonymous · June 18, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    Any private person dumb enough to help a third party gets crucified by the legal system, which can’t have the serfs getting any Bernie Goetz type ideas.

    Funny about that ‘law of the jungle’, after the tornado hits and someone spraypaints ‘looters will be shot’ on a sheet of plywood, a whole lotta nothing happens.

Brutus · June 20, 2023 at 10:27 pm

Roger Roots made a good legal case that we don’t need them in his paper, Are Cops Constitutional?

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