Wednesday, October 31, 2007

While I have a spare minute

I have a question for everyone. Do you generally think that the Police Department is a benevolent organization dedicated to serving people? Because my AmeriCorps swearing in thing was presided over by not only one but two police chiefs. One of them being the Seattle Police Chief. I haven't been in the country for a long time, but from what I remember the SPD was not particularly well thought of.

And I don't really think my family has ever been that big on the cops anyway. But still. Cops, like nonprofits? Yea or nay? This is possibly the stupidest question I've ever asked. If nay, you must give reasons why!

Edit: I should also mention that during our interminable swearing in ceremony, they talked all about how cops love helping people and making a difference in their lives. If it's not already apparent, I had great difficulty restraining my derision.


nien said...

did you see the blue scholars video on their myspace page? they go around NYC asking people how they feel about cops.

but for me, they are either so hopelessly inept that they resort to beatdowns all the time or they're just haters.

Lizard said...

i don't know that much about the SPD in particular, but in general i think it really depends. power messes people up like damn. however, i do know that there are a lot of cops who are genuinely civic-spirited. they just aren't the ones who make the news.