Now I understand that some perks come with the job - like ticket-fixing, parking at pumps, free donuts, etc. - and I accept this without being critical. I understand that in the line of duty, in a heated situation where split-second decision-making is crucial to save lives, cops are often unfairly criticized for their actions (like in the Sean Bell case, for instance - where I believe the cops did nothing wrong). But when it comes to a scandal like the recent rape charge, there is nothing left to do but throw your hands and admit: man, so many of these cops are just stupid, smug assholes.
I agreed with the verdict: the accuser admitted that she was blacked-out drunk, and in the end there wasn't any evidence (such as DNA) to sufficiently prove that rape occurred. But still, for this idiot cop to come in and out of her apartment multiple times, to get in bed with her, to sing her Bon Jovi - MAN, are these guys stupid assholes.
With all the teacher-bashing and Wall-Street-hating going on, why isn't there more of a focus on bad cops? At least teachers and Wall Street execs have strong qualifications, unlike cops who need like 6 credits of gym to make it on the force. You know, if you look into it, that one bastard kid in high school who was practically brain dead - who got into fights for no reason and had trouble passing remedial classes - is definitely working somewhere with the NYPD.
Cops seem to have set the bar so low that getting aquitted of a rape charge is seen as a success.
Good job, assholes.