From Yahoo News:How about a trip to Waco to reflect on government"overreach"?
Amid a furious global controversy over the National Security Agency's spying on U.S. allies, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said on Monday he will order all new FBI agents to visit the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to reflect on past “abuse and overreach” by the agency.
Comey noted that former FBI Director Louis Freeh had ordered all new agent classes to visit the Holocaust Museum “so they could see and feel and hear in a palpable way the consequences of abuse of power on a massive, almost unimaginable scale.”
That will continue, Comey said.
But “I'm going to direct that all new agents and analysts also visit the Martin Luther King Memorial here in Washington,” the FBI director announced, with President Barack Obama looking on. “It will serve as a different kind of lesson, one more personal to the bureau, of the dangers in becoming untethered to oversight and accountability.”
The FBI spied on King, the famed civil rights leader, throughout the 1960s until his assassination in 1968.
I'll never forget walking into the PD locker room in April of 1994 and right above the shoe shine machine there was a poster advertising a picnic sponsored by our local ATF office. The picnic advertisement sounded like a celebration - all area law enforcement were invited to attend the ATF's "Waco BBQ." While shining my shoes I read it several times and I was bothered by the callousness of this.
Sure, you have to have a thick skin in our profession; but this was a bit off the map, even for cops.
I didn't go, I don't think many did.