Monday, August 24, 2009


Some of you already know that I do volunteer work at a nature center. I belong to a crew that maintains the center’s facilities. Before breaking for lunch, the crew usually sits down and has a bull session while downing a bottle or can of beer.

A week or so ago, the bull session somehow turned to a news story about some cops who had been caught doing something bad. One of the crew, a pseudo-intellectual type, blurted out that "all cops are corrupt." I don’t have to tell you how incensed I became when that asshole made his stupid stereotypical remark.

Why am I writing about that asshole’s remark? I am doing so because there are far too many idiots in this country who really believe all cops are corrupt. Although nothing could be further from the truth, these idiots make a difficult task that much harder for those who lay their lives on the line every day to protect society.

Sure, there are some crooked cops, but what do you expect when there are more than 800,000 full-time sworn law enforcement officers in the United Sates? There are bound to be some rotten apples in the barrel.

I can assure you that the overwhelming majority of cops are NOT crooks. Yes, many of them accept free coffee and half-priced meals, but that does not make them corrupt. They wouldn’t accept such questionable perks if restaurants would not insist on providing them.

So for those idiots who believe that all cops are corrupt, I have only one thing to say: Stuff that stereotypical crap up your ass and if you're ever in a situation where your life or your property is in immediate jeopardy, DON’T CALL FOR A COP!  

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