Dirty Rats

Yep - you have all seen the news by now about Henry County Sheriff Cassell and his Dirty Dozen, not to mention the involved civilians.

One word for them - Scumbags.

Scumbags for betraying the public trust, for wasting taxpayers time and money, scumbags.

But in every group of scumbags, theres always the leader - the dirty rat. And to think the man who held the nation's eyes during the Jennifer Short investigation was the Dirty Rat of the tribe.

Elected, respected, and infected by corruption.

I hold no qualms about calling out a scumbag when I see one. And the Roanoke City PD, like every other PD on the face of the planet, has it's share.

I won't go into details because it's not worth it really. It's all circumstantial and petty anyway. But one bad experience with a cop is enough to taint the whole force.

I know there are a lot of honest, hard working, respectable cops - I have personally met quite a few of the absolute Finest Roanoke has to offer. But it only takes one dirty cop, one scumbag to set an entire population against the very people is looks to for protection.

Witness the NYPD, an organization I practically grew up in, and how badly they suffered during the "Serpico" years, and how they suffer still. A portion of the public is decidedly NOT supportive of them, and some are downright hostile.

I hope that the Roanoke PD can police itself better than the NYPD could back in the day... I sure know some Cops who have earned the respect of the citizens, at least this one.

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