Thursday, February 03, 2022

"They put their lives on the line for you every day." Um, no ... they don't.

Regarding the regular proposition that our men in blue are the courageous defenders of justice who risk their lives in the line of duty every day, well, we seem to have learned that that is total and utter bullshit.

What we have learned is that they're willing to do their jobs precisely as long as there is little to no personal risk, and if faced with something like a mob of racist trucker hillbillies who don't feel like moving their trucks, the cops' instant reaction is to turn tail and announce that this looks dangerous and it's not what they signed up for.

Profiles in gutlessness, the whole fucking lot of them.


Anonymous said...

But we like the truckers, they're our sort of guys, doing what we would do if only we had the balls!

Anonymous said...

I would say it'll be fun to watch come city budget time for the Ottawa police, but who are we kidding? You know their budget's getting increased no matter what happens here. It's a just a matter of how many millions that padding will be.

It's amazing how horrible the Ottawa police (and the RCMP in Coutts) are looking to the average citizen. Not that we didn't know it already, but to make it so clear that there's two tiers of response to protests depending on who is involved is beyond amazing:

Are you right-wing and been minorly inconvenienced? Do whatever you like, we don't care. Maybe we'll have the decency to give you a reach-around if we have the time...which we should, since we'll be standing around doing nothing but scratching our asses. Negotiations? Yes sir, we'll get right on that! Foot massages for all? Free fuel for your trucks, for as long as you're here, with us personally delivering it? Right on it, sir! Arrests? Only if you get really, really, really belligerent...and even then, we'll give you a pretty long leash.

Are you someone of a certain skin pigmentation and/or a poorer segment of the population that has an actual grievance regarding how the government treats you or has treated you? Prepare for the beating of a lifetime if you don't follow our instructions...or even if you do...if we even give instructions at all! Negotiations? Sure! *Cocks gun* What'll it be? One in the head, or six in the back? Otherwise, we don't negotiate with "terrorists". If we're nice, we'll just give you a free pair of handcuffs and a trip to jail! On what charges? Eh, we'll make something up if we have to.

Defund the police? Hell, have the truckers pay them, since they've all but become their personal guards. I mean, what else are they doing there? They sure as hell aren't arresting any for them for overstaying their welcome, particularly since they didn't take out a permit for their little shindig.

double nickel said...

What Anon @ 6:05 said.

thwap said...

Agreed. Considering how prone these guys are to punching the lights out of unarmed, individual females, their contrasting obsequious behaviour to these right-wing louts is nauseating.