Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Should Cops Who Shoot Someone Have to be Sober?

COP-UNION BREATH SUIT Apparently the police union doesn't think so.

They claim it is unconstitutional to require cops to pass a sobriety test after a shooting. Funny, it is constitutional to require me to pass a test just for driving (sobriety checkpoints don't require that I have done anything, except drive up to the checkpoint.)
The requirement has been in place since last month and comes after Sean Bell, 23, and his friends Trent Benefield, 24, and Joseph Guzman, 31, were hit in a hail of 50 police bullets in November 2006, killing Bell and wounding the others.

At the time, several cops had been working undercover in the club and were drinking in order to blend in with the crowd.
The correct blood alcohol level for anyone (including cops) who are using firearms is 0.00 - anything else is asking for disaster.

The cops say they were drinking to "fit in." Would they have been doing drugs as well if that made them "fit in?" What other crimes would they commit while undercover in order to "fit in?" Do we want police acting like criminals?

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