and Politics
...preferred targets for sexual scandal

In today's society, men can no longer
claim a monopoly on most formerly male
dominated areas of society…except one,
of course.  Men are, and will remain to
be, the preferred targets for sexual
scandal.  Through no fault of their own,
men still comprise 80 to 90% of the
nation's police officers, and their
suitability for sexual scandal fodder will
not diminish.

Here's a real irony.  Compared to today,
past generations could be described as
puritanical in their views toward sex;
however, police officers of past
generations were never in the jeopardy
you'll experience for having your sexual
conduct examined and exploited for any
number of reasons:
First reason: You're a man.

Second Reason: Radical feminism,
combined with political correctness, has
become a political force, and men are the

Third Reason: You're a man, and a
police officer—it doesn't get any worse.

...target rich environment

By far, the most entertaining and sought
after, sexual scandals involve people who
will be most damaged by scandal.  The
high value target for this type of scandal
is the politician.  Religious leaders are a
close second.  But… the most target rich
environment for sexual scandals is police
officers.  It's just simple math, there are
a lot more of you comprised of people
who are just as imperfect as anyone else.

...something new and fresh

The absolute explosion in information
technology, the Internet and cable
television, has made news the new
news.  The competition is huge and
fierce.  It's only natural that something
as interesting as sex would be pursued
to even greater lengths.  When it comes
to sex, something new and fresh is
usually desirable, so the scandal hunters
went after a new target… older women
who seduce adolescent boys—preferably
school teachers, and the prettier the
better.  Even after discovering that the
occurrences of such seductions was in
ample supply, the news coverage of the
"perp" walks and court appearances
remain the almost exclusive domains of
the… pretty pedofiles.  In their search for
sexy seductresses, the media even
expanded their search to the pretty
school teachers who seduce young men
who are legal… but, barely legal.

Talk about sexist.  Even after exploiting
society's general preference for pretty
women, the media exploits the mostly
benign treatment of the pretty pedofile
by the criminal justice system by asking…
why?  Like anyone doesn't know.  Not a
problem though—news is news—and the
more sex the better.  The final outcome
of any sex scandal is rarely of interest
since the salacious parts have already
been exhausted.  Besides, once the side
shows are used up, there's still plenty of
pols; preachers, and cops.
...voracious appetite

Any sex crime committed by a police
officer is a big deal, and, unfortunately,
every one that occurs is one too many.  
However, society's voracious appetite for
anything about sex keeps the media in
high gear in its search for sexual
scandal.  While the so called mainstream
media always denies engaging in
sensationalism and catering to society's
prurient interests, you'll find none that
will ignore the sexual missteps of police

...other people and sex

As a young man today, it's safe to say
that you've grown up in a social
environment that's been pretty open
regarding sex.  There's no question that
more young people are experiencing
more sexual contact more frequently
than past generations.  Well...now, put
all that liberal sex nonsense behind you,
because you're about to become a police

Have you ever stopped to think about
how immersed we are in the subject of
sex.  Sexual connotations are attached
to just about everything.  While some
sexual references are overt, others are
subtle…but they're always there.

Something else that should be just as
obvious is how hypocritical most people
become when it comes to
other people
and sex.  While it's safe to say that
people think a lot about sex; although,
most won't admit it, there is one thing
that seems to excite people's voyeuristic
tendencies more than anything

...high entertainment

Society is pretty forgiving of sexual
scandals when they involve celebrities
prone to sexual excess.  In fact, in most
cases, it's expected, and those so called
scandals are actually viewed and treated
as high entertainment.

Those same celebrities will go on with
their careers.  In some cases their
careers will even be enhanced by
scandal.  Just remember, as a police
officer, you're no celebrity, and you don't
want to become one.
...easy to avoid

Bad Sexual Conduct is Purely a State of

You only have one head containing a
brain…use it!

When it comes to sex, men are stupid.  
Some men learn as they get older; some
never learn; some are just lucky while
others pay a high price for their
stupidity.  Nearly all men share one major
mistake in common.  Their primal instinct
blinds them to the fact that the woman is
in control of determining any occurrence
of sexual contact as well as its
aftermath.  When the circumstances of
sexual contact are susceptible to scandal,
your decision—or at least what you think
is your decision—to complete the contact
will deny you any control of its
scandalous consequences.

It's really quite easy to avoid becoming a
victim of career ending sexual misconduct
and scandal.  You simply put your sex
drive on hold when it's appropriate to do
so.  As a police officer, it's as simple as
breathing to recognize this definition of
This guy didn't have a chance - At age
39, after a successful career with the New
York City Police Department, Ed Norris
became Baltimore's Police Commissioner.  
Norris achieved celebrity status with the
local media, and he moved on to become
the Superintendent of the Maryland State
Police.  Norris's world turned upside
down when he was indicted by a Federal
Grand Jury for misusing police
department funds for "personal
expenses."  But...that wasn't what made
the real scandal.  The personal expenses
included "those stemming from
adulterous affairs with several women."
Sexual Stress
and the Male
Police Officer
"Sexual connotations are attached to
just about everything.  While some
sexual references are overt, others
are subtle…but they're always there."
~ Barry M. Baker
Sometimes...police departments engage
in some really stupid practices.  If you're
ever directed to do something that
sounds outrageous...it probably is.  From
time to time, you'll see a story where a
police department has sanctioned the
participation by police officers to engage
in sexual acts to establish probable cause
to pursue prosecution.

Think about it - would you inject heroin
or smoke crack cocaine to establish
probable cause for a drug case?  Would
you provide a criminal with a gun to get
probable cause for a weapons' charge?  
Oops... that one's been done too.  
Remember the Federal Government's
Fast and Furious scandal.  It just proves
by point.  If it sounds stupid, it probably
is stupid.

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