Friday, November 13, 2015

Fixing The Cop Problem

By Eric Peters

That we have a Cop Problem is obvious. How to fix it, not so much.

The problem – a chunk of it, at any rate – derives from an overweening postmodern concern for the “safety” of cops to the detriment of those they (ahem) serve. Plus what’s known in the lawyer game as qualified or (worse) sovereign immunity. It means they get away with doing things that would ruin ordinary people who did exactly the same things.

It’s a crazy idea.

If, that is, you don’t want to end up with a Cop Problem.

Take any group of people and make it known that even when they do something criminal, they will be held less responsible for the doing of it – and what do you suppose is likely to happen?

Read the rest here.

(Via LRC)

1 comment:

  1. This is not surprising since the state overall operates on the premise that what is wrong and unlawful for those of us who are not state agents is right and lawful for those of us who are agents of the state; the fundamental "what" being theft/taxation.

    Of course, there would be no state if theft as is commonly understood was wrong and unlawful for the state and its agents. Three cheers to the 10th power if that ever happens.