“The level of service that police are able to provide is compromised,” officer.com reports. This understatement comes to you from the Las Vegas PD, who are slicing 17 cops from the roster. Thanks to the kiss-ass subservience of local politicians–who paid off the cops’ unions with generous pensions, guaranteed overtime, Cadillac health care and the hiring of nephews—police departments across the length and breadth of these United States are now cutting cops from the payroll. Rather than dun the retired cops who sucked the public tit dry. Anyway, f politics, let’s dance. Your partner in crime prevention has stepped outside for a fag (smoke). So you’re on your own. Well, more on your own than before. Learn gun safety, buy a gun, learn how to shoot it, buy a holster and strap that bad boy on your hip. The life you save may be your own.

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8 Responses to Self-Defense Tip: Buy a Gun

  1. Enough with the cop bashing already. I know plenty of upstanding law enforcement officers. What’s the point you’re trying to make about retirement benefits? Are you saying that we should take away benefits from those we promised them to? Not all police officers are leeches on the system. This distrust and antagonism you have is getting old.

    • Taxation is theft. If I wanted protection, I’d pay for it willingly. Personally, I have no use for them at this time. All they do, day in/day out for me, is rob my time (ridiculous “speed limits”) and enforce “laws” that violate my rights. Good riddance. The fewer snouts in the trough, the better.

    • “AK says:

      June 16, 2011 at 10:47 AM

      Enough with the cop bashing already. I know plenty of upstanding law enforcement officers. What’s the point you’re trying to make about retirement benefits? Are you saying that we should take away benefits from those we promised them to? Not all police officers are leeches on the system. This distrust and antagonism you have is getting old.”

      You’ve clearly never had to call the cops and have them not show up (two out of three times they didn’t). I think like all aging systems and practices this one needs to be addressed.

  2. What do you mean “we” white man? I didn’t approve their compensation package, nor did I vote for the people who agreed to their salary or benefits.

    The bleating from the police unions was BORN old.

    • It’s typical of Unions. They’d rather see people laid off so they can score political points instead of taking cuts in wages and benefits.

      I’m quite sure the cops that are being laid off would have gladly taken a cut in pay to keep their jobs.

      80% of something is better than 100% of nothing.

      Unions tend to be terrible at this kind of math.

      For some reason, public sector unions think they’re immune to the cuts the private sector has been enduring for the last few years.

      • Just remember out of work Union members don’t get to vote inn Union elections. Union bosses always prefer to bribe those who will continue to be in the union. Ironically, the more honest the union the more likely they are to engage in this kind of behavior.

  3. I know a lot of cops. The ones I know are hardworking, good people. Well, most of them. I know a few that I wouldn’t trust with a butter knife, much less a gun. Which reflects on society – that bell-shaped curve thing holds true with cops as well as with people in general. There are a few really bad people who are cops, a few heroes, and a lot of them that fall somewhere in-between.

    Personally, I have a lot of respect for cops, since there job description can be summed up as “Crap sandwich? Um…sure…I’d like to take a little more crap over here, please.” They have to put up with (generally) a low pay/crap they have to put up with ratio, long periods of bordom punctuated with brief periods of danger, the possibility they’ll die just doing their job, and so on and so forth. The big advantage, of course, is you do get to uphold the law, and occasionally take down some scumbag and let him know you’re on the side of the angels. Are there bad cops or cops who go overboard in how they do their jobs? Undoubtedly. Are there good cops who don’t take advantage, obey the law, and do a great job serving and protecting? You bet. And if I were in charge, I’d give the good ones a merit pay raise, and fire the bad ones. Ain’t gonna happen.

    I have to separate, however, my appreciation for police and a loathing for any and all public sector unions. While unions (sometimes) serve a useful purpose in serving as watchdogs for any excesses of corporations (at least they did back at the turn of the century), they are oft times guilty of wretched excess themselves. But public sector unions, by definition exist solely to take advantage of taxpayers and line up at the trough. I’m all for paying a fair wage to those who protect and serve. And I think they deserve retirement pay. But when unions hold out for benefits NObody else can get, using the threat of strikes to get them, that’s just wrong. I like what’s going on in Wisconsin. Collective bargaining is not a right if you work for the government. And it’s high time that the public sector wings get clipped.

    I’m not familiar with the specifics of the Las Vegas and their pensions (and I’m sure, given that we’re talking about Las Vegas, corruption is always an issue), but the first refuge of scheming pols is always to cut essential services at the first sign of a budget crunch. Forget cutting junkets and cushy salaries for politicians, or cut back their own staff. Heaven forefend! Nope. They’ll cut police and fire, in the hopes that John Q. Public will approve yet another tax increase. I suspect the long-suffering natives there called the council’s bluff, and this was the result. The most fair solution would be shared pain, but cutting pensions for those already retired (and I’m talking retired after 20 years of service or more) is as wrong as passing an ex post facto law.

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