In this case, an online predator has tricked a child into taking nude pictures of herself. The father understandably calls the cops, thinking that the cops would protect a child from an online predator. Instead, the cops arrived and threatened to arrest the child for producing child porn. Of course, they were going to do no such thing, because getting such a charge past prosecutors, a judge, and a jury is not going to happen. What this statement was really intended to do was send the message that the cops weren’t going to do anything.

In the old days before organized law enforcement, someone would molest a child or steal a horse, and the members of the community would form a posse, then ride out to find the criminal. The posse would often return without the criminal, but with the stolen object. The issue with this is that these vigilante law enforcers frequently got the wrong person.

Police departments were created to ensure that people accused of crimes receive a fair trial. The cops are nominally there to protect the right of the accused. At some point, they became corrupted into being the enforcers of government edicts, then morphed again into lazy cowards who are sucking at the public teat while doing as little as possible. Normally, it would make me happy that the cops weren’t out there arresting people on trumped up charges, or tossing grenades into baby cribs while searching for weed.

This isn’t the first time we have heard of children facing child porn charges for taking pictures of themselves. In 2015, a pair of children were charged as adults for producing child porn. The act that got them into the adult legal system? Taking nude pictures of children: themselves. So they were simultaneously adult criminals and juvenile victims. Twisted logic, to be sure.

This entire situation just sent a clear message to the father: his child is not going to be protected by the legal system that his is paying taxes to support. There is only one inescapable conclusion to this situation- the father is either going to have to do it himself, or he will have to let this go and accept the fact that his daughter is the sexual plaything of both a sexual predator and the cops who are supposed to arrest freaks like that. In my opinion, an appropriate response would be to duct tape the molester to a fence, cut his genitals off with a dull knife, then leave him there to bleed out.

The lesson that I take from this? A society that can’t protect its most vulnerable members (11 year old children) has already failed. Don’t call the cops. They are as useful as a football bat.

In a blog first, I offered to let my police readers do a guest post, defending this sort of behavior from the cops. I got exactly one response, and it appeared on this blog this morning. His issue was more with my made up on the spot number of 90% of cops being bad ones than any substantive disagreement with the behavior of cops. He was correct as far as that bit of hyperbole goes, but my main point remains- cops who allow this sort of behavior to exist without doing anything to put a stop to it are not good cops.

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Anonymous · September 19, 2023 at 10:55 am

I would have excused myself and asked the kind, dedicated officers to wait. Then got my 11 year old daughter up and dressed while coaching her on what was about to happen but to say absolutely nothing until we got back inside. Then brought her out so she could be taken into custody. Let that ring cam roll and no matter what those cops did I would have taken the municipality for enough to put the kid through college plus pay off the boat.


oldvet50 · September 19, 2023 at 10:58 am

I agree. Do not call the cops. Take a look at yourself for being such a shitty parent you would allow your 11 year old girl to interact with grown men – albeit electronically – but still, you are allowing this behavior. Take the electronics away. If you need to have a way for your kids to call you, they still have flip phones with no internet capabilities. I believe there is an overabundance of evil people out there and you will not correct the problem by calling the cops. Always protect yourself and your loved ones by acting as though there is evil everywhere, because there is. Be pro-active not reactive. I understand the desire to castrate the offenders with a skilsaw, but its better to not be in that position to begin with. In the immortal words of CSNY, “teach your children well”.

Gaston Gilroy · September 19, 2023 at 11:49 am

Given the precipitous decline in competence, morality and honesty across American society in recent years, why should anyone be surprised that law enforcement has degenerated into abusive Gestapo agents?

The cops should be last people one calls for help because they can be counted on to make any bad situation worse.

Thanks anyway, guys, feel free to hang out at the Krispy Kreme, we’ll handle it from here, and best if you just stay out of the way.

PaulB · September 19, 2023 at 12:23 pm

I’ll say what we’re all thinking. Boy wouldn’t it be nice if that whore was held to account for what she said to the father. People in hell want ice water, though, and asking the police to comport themselves without threats of airing the dirty laundry is up there with world peace in terms of unfulfilled wishes.

Echo Hotel · September 19, 2023 at 1:40 pm

Come on, DM. You have no idea of the good those officers did earlier in the day. Why, I heard they actually paid FULL PRICE for their own lunches at the local diabetes, er, I mean burger joint. So really, you should be kissing their ass.

Any profession that INTENTIONALLY selects for low IQ individuals, well, I think that phrase speaks for itself.


Tractorguy · September 19, 2023 at 1:50 pm

Yeah, there’s plenty of blame to go around here. Bitter Centurion made an excellent point about just how much the media is the real enemy with their selective reporting and distortions, but having been on the receiving end of a false arrest and prosecution, unfortunately I have no love for the men in blue (and their bosses) either. As you pointed out however, vigilante justice is a too-often terribly unfair substitute for law enforcement. If only people would realize that that is the inevitable result of defunding the police.

Bear Claw · September 19, 2023 at 2:17 pm

I believe JL to be a good man. The problem today has arisen out of the guilt by association. When you add in the who’s watching the watchers great discord is added because someone always knows who the bad apples are and when nothing is done, viola.

Mike Hendrix · September 19, 2023 at 3:20 pm

“In my opinion, an appropriate response would be to duct tape the molester to a fence, cut his genitals off with a dull knife, then leave him there to bleed out.”

Mine too. Well, except you forgot to include the penis-stuffed-into-mouth, lips-duct-tapped-shut-over-it part.

Aesop · September 19, 2023 at 3:56 pm

Two more douchebadges who need to be fired.

Either by the municipality, and in front of the entire department, pour encourager les autres; or else out of a cannon loaded with grapeshot, just behind their asses before the lanyard is pulled.

The former should also include a public horsewhipping until the bones on their backs showed, then a ceremonial hot-tarring and feathering, followed by a ride to the county line on a rail, with instructions to never return on pain of death. But I’m sentimental like that.

These are two cops whose on-duty shootings would be a community service to the citizens of Columbus. If they had any self-respect, they’d resign, and probably just simply eat their own guns, out of pure shame.

(Who in blistering Hell even shows up to a call and even thinks like that????? These fucksticks make clinical morons look circumspectly brilliant by contrast. I can’t tell you how intensely disappointed I was when I first saw this video that they weren’t immediately shotgunned to death slowly and at length (20-30 rounds of buckshot wouldn’t be too much), right on the porch by the father, on the spot. It would/should be ruled justifiable homicide and a community service pest elimination, and the jury would take about 20 seconds to deliberate, before suggesting he be given a medal for community service.)

Somebody hired, trained, and supervised these two zero-IQ kleine gestapo assholes too; every one of them, including everyone in their chain of command since hiring should be taken down two ranks and sent home for a few months without pay to contemplate their shortcomings as trainers and supervisors, let alone as human beings. Anyone who protested so much as a hem or haw at that should be fired, arrested, and charged with dereliction and deprivation of civil rights under color of authority on the spot, and then turned over to the feds for follow-on charges.

If their department had any self-respect, the minute this video hit the ‘Net, those two would have been beaten within an inch of their lives by the other officers in the department (there should have been a conga line gauntlet of them with PR-24s and leaded gloves), and had their gear, uniforms, and badges ripped off their bodies in the process, and been thrown out of the police station half-naked, bloody, maimed, and in need of an ICU bed when their miserable carcasses were found on the sidewalk outside.

None of that’s hyperbole, BTW; any or all of it should happen.
That exactly none of that will shows that your 90% number for douchebadges is incorrect; you’re obviously at least 9% too low.

Anonymous · September 19, 2023 at 4:44 pm

@Divemedic, “The issue with this is that these vigilante law enforcers frequently got the wrong person.”

How true is this? I’d think especially in the case where they caught the guy on the stolen horse, or the rustlers in the act of branding the stolen cattle, they probably got the right person(s). But then as now, the powers that be wanted a docile citizenry, one they could rely on to not get uppity if the goons had to eventually break all the things to impose a quarantine over a cold. So the vigilance committees had to be discredited. Which is easy to do if you are a coastal newspaper reporting to a bunch of city slickers about a bunch of hicks in the sticks.

I doubt the reporting was any more accurate then than it is today.

    Skyler the Weird · September 20, 2023 at 10:37 am

    Cases like those from Hang’em High with Clint Eastwood or The Ox Bow Incident with Henry Fonda were probably rare. Do gooders and virtue signalled are gonna do what they do best. No one complains about Social Media Lynch Mobs.

Unknownsailor · September 19, 2023 at 9:50 pm

A few years ago I had my get home bag stolen out of the back of my car while I was attending my local community college. I had a Ruger Mk II 22/45 in that pack. Me being the dutiful good citizen I was, I tried to file an online stolen property report, to get the serial # listed as stolen. I got a call 5 minutes after I submitted that online form and was informed that stolen firearms had to be submitted via an in person officer visit.

I blanched at the thought of it. Nope. I am not inviting an officer interaction at my house if I did not have to, so I left it at that.

Several years later I got it back, a local mope had it on his person when he was hemmed up for drugs. I guess they traced it, and my name popped on the BATF trace from when I bought it.

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