IN MY OPINION: By W.T. “RoadBlock” Harrell


We all know the bad cops — There are blogs and Facebook sites dedicated to thousands of illegal daily disasters committed by bad cops. Many of us have had confrontations with these spineless individuals that we will never forget.

Such as::

> Reaching epidemic levels, trigger-happy chicken-shits shoot harmless family pets multiple times in their own yard. Then they give the owners a ticket and the finger, but not their name or badge number.

> An all new Low: Zealous SWAT team burn babies in their cribs.


> An untrained fool with a badge Tasers someone with 50,000 volts for 49 seconds instead of the standard 5 seconds (the coroner ruled it a homicide, small consolation for the family who called the police for help, not homicide-by-idiot.)

The list of inept punks goes on and on. It boggles the mind how these wannabe cops manage to pass exams and are now policing the public without conscience or morals.

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The side effects of their illegal actions?

They Make ALL Cops Look Bad. They ruin the public trust and respect for every decent, professional officer.

> Public hatred for dog shooters, with their “I felt threatened by the vicious golden retriever puppy” excuses, have caused many agencies to not name the responsible party if at all possible. Can you imagine working with someone who’s made your entire squad a target? Every 98 minutes, a dog is shot and killed by law enforcement. That’s a lot of upset people. (By my stats, Milwaukee police hold the record. Between 2000 and 2008, Milwaukee police shot and killed 434 dogs.)


Scout, shot seven times by a cop who claimed:

“At this time, I whistled at the dog and said “Come here pup” and the dog jumped off the deck and ran at me. I began backing away as fast as I could in a backward direction. I immediately noticed the dog was showing its teeth and I could hear the dog growling very loudly.”

> Do you think those Ohio students who got sprayed by a vicious tactical team will ever look at any policeman the same way? (What did you learn in college today, son? “Cops are not here to keep us safe. Cops hose us down in the streets simply for celebrating a great football victory. I will despise cops forever.”)



Yeah, that’s a threatening bunch of thugs right there, call for another tank ASAP…


> What about a knock at the door at midnight? Is it a thief? Is it a neighbor needing help? Or maybe it’s the SWAT team about to splatter you into oblivion with 71 bullets like USMC veteran Jose Guerena. You have three seconds to decide if you dare take a firearm with you to your own front door. Oh wait, it can’t be the SWAT team, they don’t have to knock. Three…two…one…


Another major side effect of grossly incompetent law enforcement officers: When a supervisor can’t or won’t cover for them, their illegal actions cost the taxpayers a mint in court.

> Former Chicago police officer Jon Burge, convicted of lying about the torture of suspects, cost “the city” more than $7 million in two torture lawsuits.

> New York City police officer Justin Volpe, convicted of torturing and sodomizing handcuffed Abner Louima until Mr. Louima required two months of hospitalization from the injuries, cost NYC and its main police union $8.75 million in a lawsuit.

But worst of all — Bad Cops Kill Innocent Citizens. And with the exception of a few gutsy families who file lawsuits, Bad Cops get away with murder. In Guerena’s case, his widow won a $3.4 million lawsuit, but his killers got away. (There are too many photos of people shot by the police for me to post here.)

I believe the problem starts at the top with law enforcement leaders. Their political ambitions are often more important than the oaths and duties of office they swore to uphold. These leaders routinely cover up criminal conduct, especially murders committed by personnel they are responsible for, to avoid liability and lawsuits. Somehow, the dead citizens always “deserved it.”

According to the U.S. Constitution, every citizen is innocent until they are proven guilty by a jury of their peers, not by some Paramilitary force masquerading as Law Enforcement.

Compounding the problem, almost every U.S. law enforcement agency of any size now has Homeland Security Paramilitary SWAT units in their ranks. Politicians assured us these special units were trained by the military to protect us from terrorist attacks and hostage situations. We know better now.

Training and maintaining SWAT with all the big toys takes a LOT of money, and justification for the costs. Rather than have the Humvee tires dry-rot from lack of hostage situations, the powers-that-be started using SWAT for routine law enforcement duties. “Overkill” is an ironic word for their decision.




Thanks to these politicians and law enforcement leaders, graphic news reports of paramilitary units attacking American citizens with weapons of war are far too common.


Because of the military mindset, the teams treat everyone they come in contact with as enemies “of the people.” Wait a minute. Aren’t WE the people?

The decision to use SWAT teams in routine situations has resulted in hundreds of unnecessary and preventable killings of many innocent American citizens. It has divided our nation into an Us and Them mentality. It has also given an undeserved black eye to the thousands of competent police officers who daily keep order without violence or harm to innocent U.S. citizens.


Funeral for Andrea Rebello, student hostage killed by police


This will surprise many of you, but I do believe there is a need for special units. Our times are increasingly violent. Almost any public place is potentially unsafe, including our schools. In a crisis where the public is at great risk, a response team’s specialized training can save lives. However, their use should be limited to what they are trained for. They should not be used to serve warrants, and should only be deployed in cases where the person or persons refuse to surrender peacefully to uniform Police.

They have proven over and over that they are not capable of successfully handling routine law enforcement chores or nonviolent situations. Hell, they can’t even get a damned address correct half the time.

I believe using them for routine police duties is criminal.

In Conclusion: The ongoing over-the-top blitzkrieg on American families destroys respect for law enforcement and replaces it with hatred and fear. Nobody wins when a nation’s citizens view their law enforcement as the enemy.


This situation will only escalate unless we raise hell about better training and screening, continue to prosecute through the Civil Courts, and insist that those sworn to protect us comprehend that concept, starting with our politicians and so-called leaders.

These bad cops want us to obey the law but arrogantly refuse to do so themselves. It’s time they are held responsible for their violations of both Criminal and Constitutional law.

The law is a two edged sword, it cuts both ways, no one is exempt. Stand up, America, and defend your rights. How many wrongful deaths will these killers commit that are paid for out of your taxes while they suffer no consequences. 

RoadBlock 1%er




9 Responses to COPS: GOOD AND BAD Part 2

  • It’s been widely publicized that if you score very high on their ‘tests’ they don’t want you to be a cop. They want mindless drones rather than people who might think things out.

  • If people don’t start problems there wont be any… that goes to law enforcement too. There are good and bad ones out there. I know one thats a good guy but if I dont know… I dont trust.

  • It sure gives one something to think about. It seems everything is all about the ego and what can I get out of this. Greed 3 fold! What has this world become for sure. It is so sad that the good ones will be left behind.

  • I have a lot of respect for you., to have the attitude that you have after 30 years. I couldn’t even imagine, You have nice words at all to say. I don’t care for police at all. They have never helped me , when in need,,Every time. Ex beating me like a RagDoll years ago. When they are one on one they are ok…put two together, forget about it. This last time was watching the platonic Ex taking off on my 78 Shovelhead a few days before Christmas this year. The police just staring at me 6am, not believing it was mine, not even asking for a title. He took off I hope out of NY to Oklahoma …..I slept with one eye open for a long time…

    I plan on purchasing all of your books in a set. I am on disability so, have to plan out my funds….I def. want the whole set…..


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  • Well Boss, I’ve been thinking about this part 1 & part 2 long enough now I’d say. I didn’t want to leave some knee jerk opinion and that’s why it’s taken so long.
    There’s nothing I can tell you that you already don’t know about this situation, good vs bad.
    Yes some of them do good deeds and some do not. Why do they choose to be a police officer? To serve the community? They could do that just as well, if not better, if they were firefighters or established a community nonprofit service.
    Without getting to deep into all the psychology of it, it’s about power. Power they perceive that job has. They carry a gun to work, that’s a thrill when you know you can use it without any consicioncess.
    I’d personally rather not have anything to do with them. I don’t acknowledge them but I don’t provoke them either. I’m secure in the fact I know my legal rights and I will defend myself with those rights when ever needed.
    Good deep topic RB. Looking forward to more thought provoking subjects.

    • Buzzard 1%er, Your comment is well reasoned out. My intent is to encourage the officers who do their job under the constraints of constitutional law to police their own ranks. In my opinion the majority of law enforcement members are making the citizens fear them instead of earning their respect. Their actions are those of a bunch of thugs instead of the honorable dedicated cops that our taxes are paying for. This incites violence and mayhem making our communities and themselves safer.

  • I have what may be a unique perspective on the whole good cop/bad cop thing. My first husband would probably be considered a bad cop (excessive force, misuse of power, etc); my current husband is the total opposite ( by the book, uses common sense, integrity etc. ) he is also a veteran and a biker. I have seen him doing his job and criticized for being in an MC. I have seen the MC criticize him for his job. What a difficult position to be in. I can without a doubt say that until you have been in their shoes, you have no idea what it takes to be a “good cop” it has become virtually impossible.

  • When I was a kid, I was just a hair rebellious. Not dangerous per se, but definitely… We’ll say mischievous. Of course, when you wreak enough havoc, Eventually the local PD gets to know your name. I remember one fellow, one of the only cops I ever thought was a stand-up guy- He never took me in for a thing, but he’d scoop me up, terrify me with a long, roundabout trip “downtown” and then drop me off with a few words of wrning or maybe a chat with my father. That was how it was done. when i was old enough to drive, I was rolling around in this beat up ’83 camaro with a 3yr expired inspection, no mufflers, and a big ass crack across the windshield. same guy would pull me over every few months, yell at me about the noise, yell at me about the windshield, yell at me to get inspected. This went on for about 2 years with not a single ticket. That was just how it was done.

    I think that guy was the last of a dying breed of guys who actually saw a difference between people and threats. I think the industry has evolved past that point, And where we are now is a scary place. I think “not all cops are bad” might very well be a valid statement, but as the recruiting and training process leans further and further in the direction of creating a hometown military patrol unit, it’s less likely that we’re talking in the 50/50 range and more likely (I’m being generous) thinking more towards a 90/10 range.

    I can’t say they’re all bad. I had a friend growing up, still a great friend to this day. I went in one direction, he went in the cop direction. He ended up working for a local shore town his first year out, and when we’d hang out he’d say things like “Man they’re running their own fucking country out there. These guys are gonna get me locked up or something” Or one I recall pretty well, he said “Man, It’s my first year, I gotta kinda just follow these guys around, but every night I come home feeling like a scumbag”. He quit in short order, and worked a little north of a year in a crappy security job until he found a spot in a town to the north where the attitude is way more reasonable than even I would expect from any PD in the US, these days. I figure a guy who put himself out so he didn’t have to work for a scumbag dept can’t be a BAD cop. I also can’t say I think there are many like him though, either.

    the fact remains that when any cop pulls me over, He/she rolls up on me by the numbers. Weapon ready, light up, approach from xyz angle for a clear view. He/she knows that the odds that I’m some raving psycho about to just randomly unload on them. He/she knows it, But also know that I COULD be that person. I accept that, but if that’s their approach, then I see no reason to be any more trusting of them at first contact either, right?

    Just my $.18 (Adjusted for inflation).

  • Recently I had a problem with my bipolar daughter. To make a long story short after cussing myself and her mother out she pulled a knife on us and waved it in our faces. I had just two weeks prior payed $650 to get her out of jail. My wife said call the police but I refused. when she got out she had no where to live so I had let her stay with myself and my wife. After telling her to leave the house several times she went outside. She called the cops who immediately said I have to give her thirty days notice in order to make her leave my house. when the cops arrived I was in my house they asked for my ID and I refused. I was charged with criminal trespass and obstruction paid $500 80 hours community Service and 8 counseling sessions. I will never open the door for them again if they have no warrant. I have met you on several occasions and I have the utmost respect for you and what you been through. I agree there are good ones and bad ones but I ain`t opening my door to find out which one is out there. I just wish I could send my house payment to the county police so they can make the house payment for me since they are deciding who will and who won’t stay at my house.


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