Prince George’s Police Latest Scandal: Too Stupid to Cheat

The Washington Post has another horror story on the PG Police. The Prince George’s County Police Academy apparently had a system of organized cheating for trainees that was so obvious that even the auditors noticed. (When an entire class gets perfect grades on a whole slew of tests, that’s a clue). When some police officers tried to bring the abuse to the police brass’s attention, they got penalized for insubordination.

Here’s my favorite comment from the Post website:

dwj703 wrote: I could only imagine what the final exam for a PG Police Academy cadet is like:
How many cops does it take to throw a securely handcuffed perp down a flight of steps?
A) 1,
B) 2,
C) None, he tripped.
(hint: Not A or B)

UPDATE: And here’s an update from the PG Police Chief: “”People are attempting to manipulate and exaggerate things,” he said. “Everybody does not have the entire story.”

+++ And anyone who believes that the PG Police will ever divulge “the entire story” – well, tell it to the guy who miraculously committed suicide when the weight of his guilt snapped his neck a year or two in the PG jail.


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8 Responses to Prince George’s Police Latest Scandal: Too Stupid to Cheat

  1. Tom Blanton October 9, 2010 at 1:28 am #

    A long time ago in America, the police were sometimes referred to as pigs.

    There is a guy who has been documenting the habits of pigs run amok on the animal farm at his website:

    Every week there are dozens of stories about the depraved, violent, and corrupt swine that enforce state edicts.

    Eventually, the swine situation could turn ugly very quickly as the subjects of the state and the state’s enforcers violently lash out at each other. Citizens may come to a point where they neutralize pigs at the moment of contact instead of taking the chance that they will become the victim of a violent thug. Apparently, the politicians aren’t concerned about this problem or the legitimacy of maintaining a surveillance/police state in order to enforce petty ordinances and collect revenue.

  2. Jim October 9, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    As long as the revenue keeps flowing in, most politicians don’t give a rat’s patooie about police victims.

    The PG case is reaching its next comic phase. The police chief is portraying the police trainees as victims — because the teacher insisted on giving them perfect scores.

  3. Tom Blanton October 9, 2010 at 4:21 pm #

    If Karzai is successful in booting out the mercs, perhaps the corporate mercenaries can gear up to train local police forces in America. Trainees can learn the latest enhanced interrogation techniques to elicit traffic infraction confessions, increasing revenue and teaching civilians to obey the law or else!

    In fact, PG County could simply outsource law enforcement to Blackwater and eliminate having to train the low-IQ miscreants and perverts that are drawn to the police state.

  4. Jim October 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    I’m not aware of any difference between the “Rules of Engagement” (i.e., the rule of thumb for shooting civilians) between the PG Police & Blackwater in Iraq.

  5. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit October 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

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  6. Jim October 10, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    Good point.

    I hope the PG PD accepts my heartfelt apology for my error.

  7. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit October 11, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    Let’s just hope that their acceptance isn’t engraved on a 120mm APFSDSDU round and delivered through your front door at some inconvenient hour….

  8. liberranter November 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    A long time ago in America, the police were sometimes referred to as pigs.

    And a tragic shame too. Pigs are intelligent, social, useful animals that, contrary to popular perception, are FASTIDIOUSLY CLEAN in their wild natural habitat. None of those traits apply to the average cop, so the origin of the association is most perplexing.

    If we have to apply a zoological name to members of the Fat Blue Line Gang, why not “rats?” These, after all, are nasty, antisocial, disease-bearing vermin, just like their FBLG “human” counterparts. To me its a much more fitting appellation.