Originally Posted by Nil
The outright thuggery from police unions have done more to turn me against unions than anything else. Now if only all those anti-union Conservatives would turn against police unions also, which of course, they won't. Spineless scum, the lot of them.
The tone deafness from the NYC police union after the Garner killing was incredible. He managed to turn the police into the "real" victims, viciously assaulted by the mayor and the press. Unquestioned loyalty and unlimited funding are apparently the due of the police. And, by god, we should be thankful that they reign to protect us and not ask too many questions about their methods.
My county had a widespread disability fraud problem in the police. It was an open secret. Cops would "get injured," get a 2/3rds pension for life (tax free), then go get another job. It accounted for more than half of all retirees. The union fought tooth and nail against any
reform to the system and the gutless administration wouldn't stand up to them until the public started voting people out. God knows what other kinds of corruption they get away with.