Last night Bill Maher compared cops to the Catholic Church because of their consistent cover-ups and the belief that they're "infallible."
"Being a police officer is like any other profession. There's good and bad, competent and incompetent, smart and stupid, and you hope they weed out the bad."
A Police Officer is like the little girl who, when she was good was very, very good,but, when she was bad, was horrid. When a Police Officer is good, 'They're getting paid for it.'
When they make a mistake, 'They are all corrupt.' When they shoot an armed robber they are a hero except when the firearm turns out to be an imitation and 'anybody could have seen that!'
"Being a police officer is like a business, you have deadlines, paperwork and meetings to do that are no different than any other office job. You spend hours writing reports, researching details and plotting what to do next. "
"Police officers are like spiders. I know they're useful to have around, but whenever I see one I get really nervous."
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