On the other hand, I'm trying to remember the last time me or any of the agents, deputies, troopers or officers I worked with ever arrested a genuine patron saint.
At trial, even the vilest of crack-dealing gangsters became the poster child for altar boys around the world.
You'd testify about how the altar boy not only brandished his Mac-10 at you, but pulled the trigger and emptied the magazine. The assistant U.S. Attorney would enter into evidence pictures of your car riddled with bullets, but the defendant would always insist that it wasn't him--it was his "cousin."
"Why, T-Bone here," says his defense attorney, "was at church cleaning the wax off of the candle holders over where the priests light candles for fallen police officers. I'm sorry, mister police man, but you arrested the wrong person."
All you present and former cops--you know the drill, you know the story. You've seen it and been there a thousand times.
This is why I bookmarked this video.
Just as video taken by civilians has been used to weed out bad cops, this kind of video can be used to protect and defend the good cops.
Every officer, deputy, trooper and special agent in America should be issued one of these.
Video works both ways.