Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I find I'm just all out of sympathy

for cops who think the same laws that apply to 'civilians' shouldn't apply to them.  Or that they should get special exemption, because Cop.
"The shooting cost me everything," Cowley says. "You make a split-second decision about whether you go home that day and someone else does not. That's a heavy burden."
Deal with it, Cowley; anyone who uses a gun, on the job or in self-defense, has that on their mind. 

And when you lie about what happened, and 'lose or misplace evidence', it makes you even less worthy of any sympathy.

Bit more here.


AndyN said...

Two things occurred to me.

1) The shooting cost me everything. No, jackass, the shooting cost your murder victim Danielle Willard everything. It cost you an overpaid civil service job. Any sympathy and willingness to give you the benefit of the doubt I may have had vanished with that comment and your obnoxious lack of perspective.

2) Take a look at the picture of him being loaded in the ambulance. If someone who looked like that started banging on my car window and pointed a gun at me, I sure as hell wouldn't stick around to find out what he wanted either.

Firehand said...

That was one of my questions about this: were they plainclothes? And just how did they announce their presence? If the first thing she saw was someone dressed like a possible robber beating on her window...

AndyN said...

The article quotes him as saying he told his victim to get out of the car but doesn't say that he claimed to have identified himself as a police officer in any way. He also said he was concerned that the alleged drug dealers in the house across the street might notice him, and it seems to me that nothing would draw the local drug dealers' attention like waving a badge around and yelling that you're the police.

Of course, if he really wanted avoid being noticed by the drug dealers, he could have stayed in his car and called a marked car to pull Miss Willard over after she left the site of their stakeout. Then again, if he'd done that, there's no chance that the drugs that he claims he saw her buy, or any remaining cash she had on her, would have ended up in the trunk of his car with the rest of the evidence from previous cases that he'd neglected to log or store properly.

Which leads to another question. He was fired because he "lost or misplaced" drugs and over $2k in cash from other cases. Even if we accept that absurd decision to let him get away with murder, is it too much to ask that he be held criminally accountable for the drugs and money that his own police chief believes disappeared because of him? If you or I "lost or misplaced" drugs and money that the police had collected, would we be walking around free?

skybill said...

Just google "Patricia Ann Cook," ........ the only thing that changes is the year, the town and the name of the police officer.
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