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Barry Cooper sees the light - Mark Atwood
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Barry Cooper sees the light

I used to break into houses at three o'clock in the morning with 10 other men, after throwing a flash grenade through the window, Cooper says. I would drag Mom and Dad away and send the kids to the department of human services — over a bag of pot — and totally ruin that entire family. I started reaping what I had sown.

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Cooper plans to make a second DVD called Never Get Raided Again. Texas narcotics officers like that project even less. They're worried that if someone uses Cooper's tips on avoiding a raid, a police officer could get hurt. link



Boo fricking hoo. Cops care not at all for who they hurt, and they divide the world into upper caste of "cops" and lower caste of "everyone else", and are outraged when a "somebody else" defies their manhood. Why should anyone care about them?

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awfief From: awfief Date: November 1st, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
So what you're saying is, "because they think everyone other than cops are less than themselves, we should think of them as less than ourselves?"

Nobody should get hurt, police officer or otherwise. And we all look out for our own "people". Whether the police are right or wrong, they're certainly allowed to have the opinion that they don't like something because their people might get hurt.

From: nancylebov Date: November 2nd, 2007 09:41 am (UTC) (Link)
The point of the story is that this guy started caring, even if it took him being harassed by the system to create the change of heart.

The Texas narcotics officers cited have a disgustingly limited loyalty, but the problem isn't that they care about police officers, it's that they don't care about the public.

Police, like anyone else, care about themselves. Caring (at least a little about them) means that you don't leave their self-care out of your calculations.
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