Good Cop / Bad Cop

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"The whole Good Cop / Bad Cop question can be disposed of much more decisively. We need not enumerate what proportion of cops appears to be good or listen to someone's anecdote about his uncle Charlie, an allegedly good cop.

We need only consider the following:

(1) A cop's job is to enforce the laws, all of them;
(2) Many of the laws are manifestly unjust, and some are even cruel and wicked;
(3) Therefore every cop has to agree to act as an enforcer for laws that are manifestly unjust or even cruel and wicked.

There are no good cops."

— Robert Higgs


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  1. Police, along with tax collectors et al., are merely normal human beings acting out their indoctrinations. They enter those "professions" as snot-nose kids wanting to tote sidearms -- and strut, and show "authority". Once they've put in time, acquire maturity, and come to see the egregiousness of what they're expected to do it's too late -- they could never elicit a salary comparable in the free marketplace, since there is very little call for violent individuals with limited education and skills. After all, they're being paid with stolen resources. That makes them the highest paid bouncers and security guards in town.

    They're stupid, easy to side-step and navigate around. Look at the "success" of the various and sundry "wars" to verify that -- drug, terror, "vice", "crime".

    So don't waste energy and emotion wailing and gnashing teeth over "police". See them as you regard a rattlesnake. Wear tall boots to the woods, ignore them, and ease on about your business. And watch before you reach. They'll slither off before they will jeopardize their image or their "safety" amongst the hoi polloi.

    The advantage you have with the snake, however -- the snake knows he's a snake. He feeds on rodents, vermin and pests.

    So if your house is rat-free, thank a snake. Sam

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