Last month I talked about police officers in New Mexico receiving $500 from the police union when they shoot someone. I speculated on how this would affect their decision to shoot or not to shoot a suspect.
Now we have a report from the L.A. Times regarding a 'clique' (PC talk for gang) of L.A. Sheriff officers who think being involved in a shooting makes you more respectable among their peers.
Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives have launched a probe into what appears to be a secret deputy clique within the department's elite gang unit, an investigation triggered by the discovery of a document suggesting the group embraces shootings as a badge of honor.
The document described a code of conduct for the Jump Out Boys, a clique of hard-charging, aggressive deputies who gain more respect after being involved in a shooting, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation. The pamphlet is relatively short, sources said, and explains that deputies earn admission into the group through the endorsement of members.
This is more of the same. Gangs in Blue that use their authority to abuse and harass citizens, but now it's been confirmed that shooting them for 'street cred' is acceptable as well.
They all took the same oath, but it obviously means nothing to them.
And you wonder why people distrust LEO's.
Expect more of this to happen with more frequency.