I travel quite a bit overseas, and I get sick when I’m approached by corrupt policemen, looking for a quick “donation”.
I REALLY REALLY hate bad cops, and the only thing that I think that police corruption justifies the death penalty. Any corruption, big or small. Corruption is not the American way, and trustworthy police are required for any civilized society. A bad cop is the ultimate betrayal, and long prison sentences are just not enough for bad cops, especially those who betray the public’s trust.
In this case, the Barney Phyfe dictator (soon to be ex-policeman Patrick Pogan, we hope) decides to assault an innocent biker. Watch this video carefully and judge for yourself:
To add insult to injury, scumbag Pogan then arrests the victim for "attempted assault" and "disorderly conduct" and other bogus crimes. He obviously did not know that his disgusting behavior had been videotaped, as the video justifies none of his charges against the victim, who spent 26 hours i jail because of this bad cop.
“Prosecutors say the cyclist, Christopher Long, was charged with blocking traffic, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and assault.
Police say Long was riding his bike in the center lane, forcing several drivers to use their breaks or change direction.”
In court papers, the bad cop accuses the cyclist of purposely swerving his bicycle to block traffic and then using it as a weapon to run down the officer, knocking him off his feet and causing a "laceration" on his forearm. What a dirtbag.
Is this not a “minor” abuse of power? Personally, there is no such thing as “a little” corrupt, especially after taking a solemn oath to defend and protect the public.
If I was on a jury, I would award the victim (Chris Long) millions of dollars, and ensure that the money comes directly from the corrupt policeman’s retirement fund (which he should lose when he is brought to justice).
I may be radical, but prison is too good for officer Pogan. Police corruption, at any level, should be a capital offense. I would have him drawn and quartered in Times Square.
Let's get tough on bad cops
Let’s hope that the good people of New York put Pogue in prison for many, many years.