April 7, 2016

Understatement Of The Year: NYPD Corruption

“This is not a particularly good day for the department,” Bratton said at a press conference.
On the first day of our police academy (October 1974), the Chief of Police showed up to give his rookie speech. There were about thirty of us in the room when he delivered his "Booze, Broads and Bribes" message. I still remember it today. Obviously this universal warning which has been delivered to just about every cop in the country over the years did not resonate with everyone.
Two high-ranking NYPD officials have been stripped of their guns and badges Thursday morning amid an FBI probe of suspected corruption in the department first reported by The Post.

Deputy NYPD Inspector James Grant, commander of the Upper East Side’s 19th Precinct, and Deputy Housing Chief Michael Harrington were placed on modified duty and transferred, Police Commissioner William Bratton announced.
Bribes are the bane of police. You don't sell your badge.

Perhaps if they had studied Luke 3:14 and what John the Baptist had to say:
"And soldiers also asked him, saying, And we, what must we do? And he said unto them, Extort from no man by violence, neither accuse any one wrongfully; and be content with your wages."

More here and here.


Fredd said...

A policeman probably faces the most temptations for corruption on a daily basis of any profession.

Them and politicians. It's awfully hard to turn down advances from pretty women, fistfuls of $100 dollar bills and other corruption day after day after day.

The honest cop is truly heroic. And the average cop, sad to say, need to look deep inside themselves and re-evaluate their chosen profession.

sig94 said...

Fredd - a lot can depend on where you work, the scum you are constantly in contact with. High class scum or low class - still scum.

Kid said...

I can see where cops can go astray.