76 Marctrain57 2 weeks ago In my 30+ years as either a prosecutor or a defense attorney I have known a lot of cops. Most of them have been good people, folks you would have been happy to have a beer with and a chat. Even now that I do defense work I have dealt with many who have said nothing but good things about me even if I am on the other side. I have also known a few who are rotten apples, who you really couldn't trust, who might be a little too quick to deploy force when it wasn't needed. I have also known, as in any group some who were just odd, some who are prima donnas, and some with obvious psychological issues. Police are just a microcosm of the rest of society.But what you may not realize is that there are many kinds of criminal defendants. Lots of crazy ones. I am usually pretty good at picking out the bi-polars from the schizophrenics. Some could be perfectly fine but never had a chance in life. The ones who grow up in poverty, with substance abuse issues and no parents to speak of. And then there are the truly evil ones, the ones with the cold dead eyes. They are the only ones that scare me.Point is that you can never paint any group with a broad brush.