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Thursday, 11 December 2014

11 December 2014. The Cabinet on Good Cops and Bad Cops

00 NYPD Cop and Homeless Guy. 01.12.12

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One of the Cabinet sent me this:

I entirely agree with you about most cops truly wishing to “protect and serve”… however…, I think that the country (it shows up in policing, amongst other places) is pretty screwed up when it comes to race. Basically, most of us expect the worst from our Black brethren, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Republicans might be happy to put all the people of colour on one end of the continent and cut them loose, but the problem isn’t going to go away until we talk more candidly about that legacy of slavery, plantation life, Jim Crow, etc. Each cop on the beat has to deal with this context as best he can, but it takes a real saint to be unaffected by the larger picture.

Most coppers are good guys… they’re doing an often-thankless job. By and large, cops are honest… unfortunately, violence is seeping through America, and the Republican Party is fostering it through extreme warmongering in foreign parts, excessive police force at home (militarisation of local cops), inordinate use of imprisonment (the USA is #1 in prisoners), and pandering to gun nutters. Libertarians are anarchists… anarchists aren’t bearded bomb-throwers in rags… they’re “respectable” banksters in suits! Anarchy is what the Republicans want… in such a system, even good men commit enormities. Ordinary people committed the Nazi war crimes… it CAN happen here, and let’s see that it doesn’t. Firstly, let’s support the good cops and stop them becoming “auxiliary soldiers”. If we don’t, our free society will become a Republican Anarchistic Libertarian Hell. It IS in our hands…

BMD

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

10 December 2014. I Got This Off a LEFTIST Website… Here’s What Cops are REALLY Like

00 jacksonville cop with kid 02. 10.12.14

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00 jacksonville cop with kid. 10.12.14

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I was reading this. It was a verbatim post of this. Read it… this is what most cops are like. I agree with the following:

With all the recent news reports of police brutality, this story is truly a breath of fresh air. Officer Behnam saw a family in need and went out of his way to make sure that they had the Christmas they deserved. He’s a shining example of what law enforcement should be and he deserves our praise.

‘Nuff said. Never say that lefties hate cops. We hate rogue cops and the political elements that empower and protect them. That’s something else entirely… and real cops know what I’m talking about. Real cops protect and serve ordinary folks… rogue cops protect business-suited thieves and serve moneygrubbing pols and banksters… I’d say that there’s a real difference there. One of these things is NOT like the other!

BMD

Saturday, 1 December 2012

There’s GOOD SHIT Out There… Photo of NYPD Cop Helping Homeless Man Goes Viral

00 NYPD Cop and Homeless Guy. 01.12.12

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A photo of a NYPD cop helping a barefoot homeless man on a frigid November night by buying him new boots and socks went viral on the web and captured the hearts of thousands for his random act of kindness. On Friday, when asked on NBC’s Today show about why he felt compelled to buy new boots for a homeless man he saw sitting on the sidewalk near Times Square, NYPD Patrolman Lawrence DePrimo said, “The two things that really stuck out in my mind that night was just how cold it was and that this was the most polite gentleman I ever met, and I knew I had to help him”.

Jennifer Foster, a tourist visiting New York from Arizona, witnessed DePrimo squatting down on the ground and putting socks and shoes on the homeless man and she told the Today show that the “man’s face lit up like it was Christmas and like he had been literally given a million dollars”. Foster, without DePrimo’s knowledge, took a snapshot of the officer’s generosity and sent it to the NYPD, which then posted the picture to its Facebook page, where it instantly became a hit, and garnered more than 430,000 likes. Foster, who worked for 17 years in law enforcement as a dispatch manager for a sheriff’s office in Arizona, said, “I knew what I was looking at. I knew it was remarkable”.

The 25-year-old cop was on counterterrorism patrol the night of 14 November when he discovered the homeless man, who had blisters on his feet. DePrimo said that he stopped and asked the man, “‘Where’s your socks, where’s your shoes?’ He was like, ‘It’s OK, officer; I never had a pair of shoes'”. Then, DePrimo went to a nearby shoe store and bought the man a pair of socks and boots with 75 USD (2,320 Roubles. 58 Euros. 47 UK Pounds) of his own money, and said that he keeps the receipt as an “important reminder that some people have it worse”. DePrimo found that his new fame is “surreal” and “humbling”, saying, “It’s a great experience. I think it’s a lot about the people, though, because you see such great comments. People are saying that their faith in humanity is restored and that’s the biggest thing that I can take away from all of this”.

30 November 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/world/20121130/177846569.html

Editor’s Note:

Probably, DePrimo’s from one of the nabes that tourists never penetrate… Bensonhurst, Howard Beach, South Ozone, or Broad Channel… people are solid there. The world isn’t degenerating… distrust all who say such… most of them have an agenda. Of course, the chattering class and the political class are crank to the bone, but they’re not “the world”, are they (but they do hog most of the attention of the media and are insufferable boors to boot)? Real life goes on beneath all the hoopla… this is proof of that. Have a swig from the jug, Larry; you gave a ton of people a shot in the arm. Thanks…

BMD

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