Copswritingcops.com is a website whose purpose is to talk about police officers writing other officers tickets as bad thing.
I respect our police officers and never understood some of the public’s mentality about “bad cops”. I grew up next to the Chief of Police in my hometown and met a lot of the force just from being out in the yard. In high school, I worked at a movie theater in a neighboring town which employed cops on the weekends and got to be buddies with some of 'em.
I believe that they have a tough job and should be granted respect while working. Off the clock is a different matter. There should be no special leniency granted to an off-duty officer who is breaking the law. The website has a “dick of the month” part where officers and their families complain about getting tickets. Look at a couple of these stories:
It’s great that he’s an officer and served in the Army. That doesn’t give them license to break the law as they see fit.
The website also has a list of “friendly” police departments where “professional courtesy” will give ya a free ride. :dubious:
I can see giving folks a pass on speeding if they’re just a couple miles over the limit. Leniency, imo, should be given across the board and not just because of one’s position or their kith 'n kin’s job, no matter how noble.