The next time you read about some rage filled pig permanently injuring a demonstrator by brutally beating them or cold bloodedly murdering a handcuffed person of color on a subway platform, perhaps you should ask yourself if this pig was hopped up on 'roids.
Like taxes substance abuse laws seem to apply only to the little people and not to those who rule the state or protect the rulers.
I think all cops, government officials and Wall Street bankers should be tested regularly for the use of "illegal substances". After all if it is too dangerous to have someone working a McJob smoke a joint on their time off then it is definitely too risky to have the Wall Streeters hoovering up the Colombian Marching Powder. If it is too risky to have jocks shooting 'roids then it is too risky to have pigs shooting them.
From AOL.News: http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/26/illegal-steroid-use-among-police-officers-a-big-problem/?icid=maing|main5|dl1|sec2_lnk1|33361
Dec 26, 2010
The badge and a steroid-filled syringe -- it's not the typical image most have for the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs. But as more within law enforcement get nabbed in steroid investigations nationwide, observers say that usage levels among police officers could rival the seediest patches of the pro sports landscape.
"It's a big problem, and from the number of cases, it's something we shouldn't ignore," Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Lawrence Payne told AOL News. "It's not that we set out to target cops, but when we're in the middle of an active investigation into steroids, there have been quite a few cases that have led back to police officers."
The pace of investigations into steroid use in the police ranks has picked up in recent months:
- A former police officer in Canby, Ore., who allegedly took delivery of some steroids while on duty pleaded guilty in February to purchasing steroids.
- An officer in South Bend, Ind., pleaded no contest in March to selling steroids.
- A Cleveland police officer was sentenced to a year in prison and five years of supervised release in April after he was found guilty of illegally purchasing steroids.
- A dealer in Paw Paw, Mich., allegedly told authorities that he supplied "several police officers" with steroids, which led one Kalamazoo officer to resign in May.