just witnessed the spectacle of Al Gore lying through his teeth, (again) about
cop killer bullets, plastic guns and such with a group of NAPO (National
Association of Police Officers) uniformed police standing behind him, offering
credibility and support with their presence, uniforms and badges while he lied,
again, to the American People.
are supposed to remain above politics on the job. When I was out there that
you'd get fired if you supported any thing political or otherwise in uniform or
endorsed a product or politician and mentioned your status even in civilian
clothes. I don't know if that's still the case, but that's still the proper,
honest and correct way for a cop to conduct him or herself.
like to see if we can find out what their (NAPO Cops) status was with
Gore.....paid or volunteer? On duty or off? If they were off duty, why the
uniforms? Highly inappropriate, regardless. Who is NAPO, who do they represent
and how many rank and file cops from which jurisdictions do they claim to
represent? I never heard of them till now. If they're a union, there should be a
disclaimer, and all political support should be offered though PACS and their
spokesperson should be a paid civilian union staffmember. If it *is* a union,
what did they get from the candidate for letting him use their cops as stage
props for his specious Law and Order rant?
believe the use of uniform cops behind any politician is unethical in the very
least. Many people believe that WE ALL support Gore, Clinton, Reno or any other
politician and his/her "agenda" because they've seen brothers of the
bacon standing there behind him/her. If they were there voluntarily, shame on
them for sullying their uniform. If they were ordered to be there, shame on them
for having not enough integrity to say no. Cops don't endorse politicians, they
enforce law and serve the taxpayers and citizens through maintaining community
safety fairly and impartially.
resent seeing cops, paid by taxdollars, allowing themselves to be used by a
politician who is standing there, in front of these NAPO cops, lying about Cop
Killer Bullets, which do not exist, plastic guns, which do not exist, generating
fear and anger in the public. He is lying to the public with these cops behind
him, and their presence indicates honesty, truth and "Force of Law".
that's not bad enough, at the same time they are participating in PARTISAN
politics, and in doing such, are lying to the people whom they serve and who pay
their salaries. It also creates intimidation in the minds of citizens who,
seeing that this politician has all these uniformed cops standing
him, will believe that if they oppose this particular politician, he'll have the
cops roust them or"get" them somehow. It truly makes me angry
is one of the most dishonest, loathsome and offensive practices in American
Politics and Law Enforcement. This is why the police should always remain above
politics, except for the personal politics of the individual citizen, something
I will always be first and foremost.
that uses their badge and uniform to support any political issue or candidate is
Unethical? Amoral? A whore? What
good is accomplished by destroying the idea of IMPARTIALITY and NEUTRALITY of
the POLICE in the public's mind? It took years to separate the cops from the
politicians in this country.......are we going backwards? Using cops behind
politicians is nothing less than corrupt practice.