Seriously blaming the victim

The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said on Friday that the additional scrutiny and criticism of police officers in the wake of highly publicized episodes of police brutality may have led to an increase in violent crime in some cities as officers have become less aggressive.

That’s right campers, crime is rising because all those nasty people are filming the cops.  They’re afraid to get out of their cars because somebody might catch them killing an unarmed, innocent person.

If we would all just turn in our cell phones to the FBI then crime rates would go down, I suppose.

This is the scary mindset of the police set:  we can’t do our jobs is anybody can see what we are doing.  Just trust us, we’d never do anything bad, and we don’t want you to see it anyway.

I know people who still think the policeman is your friend, I just don’t know why they think that way.

Don’t give me the silly “few bad apples” excuse.  You don’t see the supposed “good apples” cleaning up the mess, do you?  It is only when fearless citizens risk spurious arrest charges and film the police malfeasance that anything happens.  And then the police cry about how hard it is to work with people watching them, and blame rising crime on the watchers, not the ineffectual men in blue.

Bah.

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One thought on “Seriously blaming the victim

  1. Well…I certainly agree, and I’m stunned that a high law enforcement official would make such a comment. That said, there are many police officials out there every day doing a good job. Just saying….

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