Reader: Douchebag cops are giving the good ones a bad name

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Our recent posts about police officers charged with crimes have inspired plenty of comments critical of cops. This one is, too -- but it cautions folks not to assume that all of the boys and girls in blue are corrupt.

Justin Kershman writes:

I grew up around law enforcement...There have always been douchebag cops out there. Unfortunately the numbers keep growing and growing...and unfortunately those dick cops are giving ALL cops a bad name.... What's shitty is it's the good cops that get shot etc. instead of the jerkoffs! It's not a matter of they are suddenly on the wrong side of the law...they are just now getting caught!

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34 comments
smileyG
smileyG

'good'cops are complicit to the bad ones. that makes them just as bad.


Tommy Eshelman
Tommy Eshelman

Show me a good one they don't even give warnings anymore they just give you tickets in less you got tits

Peter Handler
Peter Handler

lol. good cops. who looks dumb now? the author of that headline. that's who!

Jessica Fenske
Jessica Fenske

Most people have common sense and know that there is always good and bad in everything in life, and not unfairly judge all based on the behavior of a few. Or at least I hope so.

Tara Donahue
Tara Donahue

Isn't this true about profession/service out there? Takes one to spoil the bunch.

Marcus Tompkins
Marcus Tompkins

Good cops? That's like dry water. Shit just doesn't happen

Isaac Loya
Isaac Loya

There ARE good cops but the blue wall of silence keeps them in check.

Kyle Huckabee
Kyle Huckabee

Fuck the police coming straight from the underground

John Pinnick
John Pinnick

If the good cops know about the bad cops and do nothing then what does that make them??? It just needs to change. Training seems to be the biggest issue in most of these cases. The cops just aren't trained to handle stressful situations, and react with force instead of defusing or disabling the situation first.

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

If you are a cop you are a douchebag that's just how it goes in this crooked country

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

Gee, Michael Roberts, this must be "Let's Rile Up the Basement Dwellers" week.

Chris Lewis
Chris Lewis

Don't believe there are good cops anymore, just obideant animals.

Yuke Toofte
Yuke Toofte

Watched a cop in aurora fly by me on a 40mph road to get caught in traffic...no sirens...rode the bumper of another car until he finally turned...I was amazed...I guess traffic laws don't apply to the badge

Rockpile Ranter
Rockpile Ranter

You have to sign a douchebag clause to be a Denver cop.

Daniel Shalik
Daniel Shalik

They have to change the shoot now and ask questions later mentality

Colorado Overgrown
Colorado Overgrown

All cops support each other.... They are all scum.... Smh #NaziAmerica #FTP keep sucking that pig D Westword

David Starry
David Starry

Good cop: first two years of duty. Thinks he is making a difference in his community. Not yet part of the corrupt system because his fellow officers don't trust him yet. Bad cop: all the rest.

Daniel Petty
Daniel Petty

Good cops that let douchebag cops continue to roam the streets are giving good cops a bad name. It's the inability or unwillingness to police their own that makes the whole system corrupt.

Jay Haven
Jay Haven

There are a lot of good cops out there. So yes I agree

Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline

What good ones? Just like politicians all greedy and worried about no one but them selfs.

Sher Quintana
Sher Quintana

I agree you dont have any articles or news worth writting!

Jason Dennee
Jason Dennee

This person's comment might as well have been, "My dad was a cop, please don't hate my daddy."

Dan Ruisi
Dan Ruisi

I'm starting to think there are no good cops, and I know the bad ones never get punished because of their union.

Dustin Nelson
Dustin Nelson

And the "good cops" do nothing which means good cops don't exist.

nope.
nope.

"Good" cops? Who are these "good" cops? There are no "good" cops until these "good" cops start turning in and testifying against the ones that are totally corrupt. Until then, they are just as bad.

smileyG
smileyG

well the thing is, cops have a greater resonsibility to follow the law they're emposing on us. given there are good cops out there, they're complicit to the corrupt ones. they excuse them and defend them. that makes them just as bad!

we need to hold them accountable. this police state is worse by the day.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

If they ignore the bad cops, they are no longer good cops.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Why should traffic laws apply to bad cops when none of the other laws apply to them? 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@nope.


Corrupt Scumbag Cops are as Corrupt Scumbag Cops do.

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