Wednesday, October 28, 2015

10.28.15 Bee-otches of the Day: bad cops

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Names: various
Ages: various
Occupation: policemen
Last Seen: everywhere
Bee-otched For: giving serving and protecting a bad name

OK, OK, so not all cops are bad.

God bless the police men and women who risk their lives daily to help others. But sadly, there's just too many of 'em who abuse their power and go postal.

By now, we've all heard the story of Ben Fields, the police deputy in South Carolina who entered a classroom because of a 15-year-old black girl who was simply sitting there, silent and motionless wouldn't leave class. So, he takes the girl and throws her to the ground like a rag doll. He's now on unpaid suspension for the incident. Meanwhile, he and 10 other defendants are being sued because another kid at the school claimed that he was kicked out because of alleged gang activity. Rumor had it that Fields has been critical of black students, especially at the school.

But that's not the only case of cops vs. teens. Not too far from here in Eaton County, 17-year-old Devin Guilford died after being shot seven times by Sheriff's Sgt. Jonathan Frost for resisting arrest. Guilford was pulled over last winter because he flashed his high beams at Frost's police cruiser, an SUV. According to the police video taken from Frost's body camera, Guilford claimed that he couldn't see. Frost claimed that he didn't have them on and asked Guilford to hand over his license and registration. The two end up arguing and Frost ends up calling for backup. Moments later, Frost opens up Guilford's door and threatens to taser him. He wrestles Guilford to the ground while he runs off. Only audio exists from this point on. Devin Guilford was shot seven times and died. According to Guilford's family, Frost should have NEVER pulled him over.

Why do we have cops in America who think that they can do shit like this? Why do they all think that black people and teens are all punks? I was a teen once and I was never part of a gang. Yet, there's people who all think that in order to save a horse's leg, you have to kill the horse, too.

I think there's simply too many policemen and women who do the job simply because of power. They'll pull over black motorists because of their skin color and make up some bullshit excuse like "you're going over the speed limit" even though they were only going 3 MPH over. I also think that if policemen have children who fuck up, they shouldn't be cops as well, like the asshole cop in Traverse City whose son murdered a young girl. If you can't manage your children, you shouldn't manage the city.

But to the rest of the police force out there, thank you for protecting us. I personally know a cop or two myself and we need more of you to help us in need. You were there on 9/11, when the apartment down the street from me burned a few weeks ago and too many instances to mention. We need more good men and women out there like you.

As The Osmonds once sang, "one bad apple don't spoil the whole bunch".

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