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When you’re in a position of authority, the appearance of impropriety can be just as damaging as the impropriety itself

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Source: LAW OFFICER.COM


November 28, 2012


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    TheSarge

    over 2 years ago

    1420 Comments

    I read the article. Dale is a highly respected voice in LEO-Land.

    However, the reading seems to be rather elementary. Like, duh right ? (A little SoCal there...)

    But yes, some do succumb to the 'slimy incline'. Fortunately it is a very small population. It does gain notariety due to our public presence.

    Unless someone has a complete lack of brains and conscience, people know when they are even approaching impropriety. It's genetic. So to follow through with the 'act', takes the momentum of a decision.

    The key here is to have a pretty sturdy moral structure. If you don't have this and you've managed to slip through every background look-see, then run. Run away from 'it'. I don't mean don't do your sworn job, just run away from the stuff that is not your job.

    N'est-ce pas ?

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    Anonymous

    over 2 years ago

    Law enforcement officers, presidents, and four-star generals are held to a higher standard of character and moral judgment and they should live up to it or get another job.

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    Cat_D

    over 2 years ago

    9588 Comments

    This article is sooooo very true. We've all seen what happens. And Ginny, your right we've all seen the ones that appear untouchable/teflon. Bottom line is this, can you look at the man( or woman) in the mirror and still be proud of who you see? You may not pay for what you do in this life, but you will eventually pay !

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    LadyG

    over 2 years ago

    6728 Comments

    It all depends on who it is if they will lose their job or not. Seems I remember a sitting president who kept his job. A job much more important than a 4 star general. But since Petraeus took responsibility for his actions he is more honorable than the president who didn't.

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    uncledennis1

    over 2 years ago

    23482 Comments

    So true.

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