All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


GFF--Good Cop

Cops get a bad rap, mostly because they deserve it.  More and more it seems like todays cops are little more than bad guys with a solid pension plan.  Good men still go into law enforcement, like Georgia State Trooper Nathan Bradley.

A Good Man Doing a Tough Job
Trooper Nathan Bradley had the difficult job of knocking at the door of a family home in Newborn to report the car crash that had killed both parents on October 31. Crystal and Donald Howard had gone out to get more face paint for the kids— ages six to 13 — before taking them Trick or Treating on Halloween.
The couple’s four children appeared at the door dressed in their costumes, and with no adults there, Bradley couldn’t bring himself to tell the kids about their parents. Instead, he decided to save their Halloween.
He took them out for dinner to each of their favorite places, radioed headquarters and rallied his fellow troopers who ended up throwing an impromptu Halloween party. A sleepover at the State Police barracks kept them busy until their grandmother could drive up from Florida, seven hours away.
Only after giving the kids happy Halloween memories, and with the grandmother finally there, was the painful news broken to the children.
Trooper Bradley is a class act for how he did what he did.

Now for the rest of the story:
He set up a GoFundMe page for Justin, Amiah, Daimean, and Trayvion, hoping to raise $7,000 so their parents’ remains could be sent to Florida, near their new home with grandma. When the total started skyrocketing, Bradley asked that anything beyond that amount to go toward a college fund.
Nine days later, more than 12,000 people have donated nearly a half million dollars to the Howard orphans.
HOOORAH for Nathan Bradley.  We need more cops like this one.

1 comment:

  1. I suspect there are Res, it is just not in the media's interest to highlight them. They are desperately trying to destroy the profession, good and bad, and telling us about the decent guys and gals would shoot that down.

    Yes there are bad apples. But the media should be highlighting the good and maybe even carrying the banner to support whistleblowing by the good cops.

    Remember the story of the only whistleblower cop who went against a big city corrupt department? His name was Serpico. He even had to flee the country to keep from being assassinated by the corrupt machinery which hated him. Who wants to suffer that fate Res?

    Until PD's start caring about their good cops and supporting them better when they want to clean the rot out of their ranks, we are always going to have some serious problems with the profession as a whole.