Brad Messer small headshot Brad Messer Commentary • KTSA • Monday, July 19, 2004

Cops Are Immune

City councilman Ron Segovia is a retired San Antonio policeman. He has been in the news because of a violent run-in with a TV news reporter who was his live-in girlfriend. They threw things at one another and she called the cops.

Normal police procedures and protocols were not followed. The investigating officers either didn't know how to do their job, or were cutting Segovia a whole lotta slack, or possibly even both.

The Express-News reports that "police had been called to [Ron] Segovia's house 10 times since 2000, with at least five calls involving [another] former girlfriend..."

Ten times the cops go to Segovia's house, and ten times he doesn't get in any trouble whatsoever.

Gee. People might get he impression that cops have immunity that regular citizens do not. You start wondering whether, in your whole life, you've ever seen one cop write another cop a speeding ticket.

I don't know why anyone bothers to act shocked. The sun rises and sets, and cops cover for each other. The sky is blue and roses are red and cops cover for each other. It's the natural order of things. Is anyone really surprised?

Brad Messer, commentary, KTSA.


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