How do you respect cops when they don’t even respect each other?

Call them sheep. Tools. Pathetic, arrogant, stupid. Call them the fools they are. You could laugh at the gullibility of these people who call themselves “America’s Finest.” But it ain’t funny.

140 officers injured in the insurrection, 3 dead in the days following. — Gus Papathanasiou, chairman, Capitol Police officers’ union“These were peaceful people, these were great people.” – Trump, over and over again
“This nigger voted for Joe Biden!” Officer Harry Dunn of the Capitol Police told the panel a rioter had screamed at him, prompting a crowd to turn on him with shouts of “Boo! Fucking nigger!” – USCP Officer Officer Harry Dunn, in his testimony before the US House of Representatives, July 27, 2021“The crowd was unbelievable and I mentioned the word ‘love,’ the love in the air, I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said of his rally on the Ellipse. “That’s why they went to Washington.” – Trump, over and over again
“There was an attack on Jan. 6, and a hit man sent them…. All of them — all of them were telling us, ‘Trump sent us,’” Aquilino A. Gonell, Sergeant, U.S. Capitol Police “Nancy Pelosi bears responsibility as speaker of the House for the tragedy that occurred on Jan. 6,” said Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, who became the House’s No. 3 Republican when the party ousted Ms. Cheney from the position for speaking out against Mr. Trump.
“You’re talking about people who claim that they are pro-law enforcement, pro-police, pro-law and order,” said Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell. “Yet when they have the chance and the opportunity to do something about it, to hold people accountable, you don’t, you pass the bucket, like nothing happened.” GOP senators block Jan. 6 commission, likely ending bid for independent probe of Capitol riot – Washington Post, May 28, 2021
Even as the police officers testified about having been brutalized by the rioters, a group of far-right Republicans was publicly siding with those who breached the Capitol. Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Paul Gosar of Arizona and Louie Gohmert of Texas held a news conference outside the Justice Department to object to the treatment of the rioters charged in connection with the attack, calling them “Jan. 6 prisoners” who had been mistreated because of their political beliefs.

Admit you were wrong.

Then, at least, your profession might stand a chance of becoming respectable.

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