But That Magical Blue Costume!
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2014-08-22 10:39 by Karl Denninger
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But That Magical Blue Costume!

Yes, police officers are special.  The most-important factor is that they go home every day safely, not whether they do their job in a professional manner.  Even if this means that they shoot innocent victims of crime because they're too ****ing trigger happy, that's just tough ****.  You or I would face a manslaughter charge for that act -- they get a nice long paid vacation and then are reinstated without harm or foul (to them.)

Oh, and they don't actually have to work either.  Just say they did.  After all, that magical blue costume is all that's required.

KHOU launched an investigation into Jerry’s claims and uncovered an alleged “ticket-rigging scheme,” where cops listed on tickets who were not actually present at the time of the offense were cashing in on overtime when they appeared in court later.

You, of course, get to pay for this outrage twice -- first by being cited by an alleged two officers who claim to have witnessed your transgression (making it more likely you're found guilty, of course) but one of them not only perjured himself before the court he then gets paid overtime to show up when he was never there in the first placebilking you and everyone else in the jurisdiction for pay given as a result of work not performed.

If I rob you I go to prison.

If I commit perjury I can go to prison too.

But when the police rob you -- twice -- or commit perjury on a systemic basis they get suspended with pay (that's a nice vacation!) and ultimately, instead of going to prison, they are usually allowed to "retire" with full pay and benefits.  Which, of course, results in you being robbed at gunpoint each and every year thereafter until they expire of natural causes, complete with you being compelled to pay for every possible means of extending that date as well.

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