Not no, but hell no!
Besides all the moral issues and the " I am one of the good guys and that is what the good guys do..."
There is another issue. Without being "idealistic" or "holier than thou" we are a group of people committed to doing a job the best we can. Part of that job is actually being "the good guys" It makes the system work, it is the efficient way to go about it.
When someone isnt on the same page as everyone else. I.E. a buch of good guys doing the best they can with someone working outside that system, it makes the job harder for everone else. No one wants that around. It brings heat on everyone. It sows the seeds of distrust. It makes a hard job harder and while LEOs do deal with a lot of chicken crap stuff, there is always the threat of it turning into life or death. So this game is for keeps.
You need other people around you who are on the same page. Or as Dragoon said "No one hates bad cops more than other cops.
In the world to come, each of us will be called to account for all the good things G-d put on earth which we refused to enjoy. ~ The Babylonian Talmud
Whenever you get mad as hell about it all, grab your rifle and head outside. If you are the only one there...it's not time yet
"Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Sallust
Last edited by Rabbi; 05-29-2011 at 21:01..