Friday, June 5, 2009

Bad Cops

4 Americans Strangled in Tijuana

Can you imagine a more difficult job than being an honest police officer in Tijuana? There are corrupt police, drug lords and a society that just assumes all cops are bad. There are a few cities in the USA were police corruption is bad too. New Orleans and Memphis police departments both have poor reputations.

Out of the thousands of officers that work those cities, some, perhaps even most, are actually very good police. They risk their lives to serve and protect and to do the best job with the equipment they have. It must be a terrible thing to know that your partners, your supervisor, even your command staff may be corrupt, maybe even to the point of working with the criminals.

How can good cops make a difference on a bad department? First of all, stay a good cop. It is easy to go alone and do that which is wrong. Do your job as well as you can. Train the new guys so that they will become good cops. Use your influence to try and bring back those friends who have strayed from being good cops. Don't be afraid to speak out against the others who commit crimes. Work to get better training, gear, and pay so that you can attract better applicants.

Try and work shifts with officers you know are good cops. Form a small group that you know won't tolerate corruption and work to increase the size of that group over time. Even if you have to do it on weekends, on graveyard, in the dangerous park of town; that's what the SGT Says.

4 comments:

Kimber said...

I am having my husband read this post tonight. He is a good cop and this will boost him up when he needs it the most. Thank you.

Protect_and_Serve said...

It amazes me that Americans still go into Mexico. It's bad enough that millions of criminal aliens send US money back there. We don't need to leave our tourist dollars there as well.

Bunkermeister said...

Kimber, he is a lucky man to have a woman who will stand by his side in a dangerous job. Thank you!

Bunkermeister said...

Protect & Serve, generally even the worst of the bad guys leave the Americans alone because they know that's where the money is coming from. Mexico needs a new revolution to sweep out corruption and bring reform. There is no reason an oil rich nation, with gold, silver and plenty of hard working people should not be rich, except for the corruption.