You may be tooling along on a Sunday drive in your 1932 Hupmobile when, quite unknown to you, someone else in a 1932 Hupmobile knocks off the nearby Piggly Wiggly. A passing police officer sees you and, asking himself how many 1932 Hupmobiles can there be around here, pulls you over. At that moment I can assure you the officer is not all that concerned with trying not to offend you. He is instead concerned with protecting his mortal hide from having holes placed in it where God did not intend. And you, if in asserting your constitutional right to be free from unlawful search and seizure fail to do as the officer asks, run the risk of having such holes placed in your own.
Now, I’m confident that most police are good people. I’ve never had a bad experience with cops in my life. The one cop I know is a good, smart guy who is incensed by injustice when he sees it.
That said, I find this kind of arrogance stunning. Honestly, I hope these fuckers don’t expect people like me to vote them a pay increase anytime soon. And I say that as someone who knows that most cops aren’t fuckers. But whatever profession you’re in, you can’t have other members of your profession publicly state that they have the right to murder for no reason and not expect some kind of a backlash.
I’d like to see the
Faternal Fraternal Order of Police or some such group condemn this kind of talk.
Update. And how is this different from “Cop Killer” in reverse? Only it’s worse, because he’s not talking about some violent fantasy, he’s talking about killing you as a professional matter of course.