Race, Police, Justice, Partners, Vol 40 Issue 08

Race, Police

Good Cop, Bad Cop Both Racist

Good Cop, Bad Cop Both Racist

5/29/2020 10:49:00 PM

Good Cop, Bad Cop Both Racist

LOS ANGELES—Despite occupying opposing roles in a good-cop/bad-cop dyad, LAPD officers Frank K. McGrew, 51, and Bob West, 36, have one thing in common: They’re both extremely racist, 77th precinct sources reported Monday.

Advertisement“Officer McGrew is the tough, no-nonsense veteran of the force who pushes you around, threatens you with 15 years behind bars, and calls you a nigger,” said LeShawn Gordon, a 19-year-old recently charged with grand theft auto. “Officer Bob is the one who picks you up, gives you a cigarette, and tells you he’s there to help you before calling you a nigger.”

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West and McGrew have been partners on the station’s investigative unit since August 2001, but both have been racists for much longer. The team, assigned to a particularly crime-ridden two-mile section of South Central, uses a law-enforcement technique common among police partners. “Bad cop” McGrew attempts to draw information or a confession out of perpetrators by frightening them, while “good cop” West does so by gaining their trust. But detainees who’ve been interrogated by the pair say the two share a hatred for non-whites that transcends their contrasting styles.

AdvertisementJaime Hernandez, 24, was interrogated by McGrew and West after he was arrested on Feb. 18 for trafficking in narcotics.“McGrew cuffed me to a desk, clubbed me in the face with a broom handle, and screamed that my ‘spic’ buddies on the street couldn’t help me now,” Hernandez said. “He let me sit there for an hour. Then West came in and removed the handcuffs. He got me a Pepsi and some Twinkies, and while I ate them, he explained, in a caring and sensitive way, why I really ought to cooperate. He said he’d do everything he could do to help me, but that I had to face the fact that I was a no-good taco bender from the barrio with five chicken-babies, two priors, and only one real option: to talk.”

AdvertisementTheir mutual disdain for minorities aside, the two racist partners couldn’t be more different, fellow officers report.“McGrew is a barrel-chested bruiser with the same close-cropped crewcut he’s had since his cadet days. He’s twice-divorced, spends his nights at a local tavern, and is rumored to have an unending series of problematic short-term relationships with white women half his age,” LAPD officer Terry Steig said. “West, however, is a smiling, kind-eyed listener who enjoys spending weekends in the park and is fiercely devoted to his white wife and their white infant child.”

AdvertisementMany officers say bigotry and hatred are the ties that bind the two.“When the chief first put those two together, the sparks really flew,” fellow LAPD officer Duane Garner said. “It was your classic mismatched-partners situation. McGrew was a grizzled veteran who’d developed a cynical attitude toward minorities after years of witnessing ugly street crime firsthand. West, on the other hand, was an idealistic young golden boy from the academy who took the horror stories his teachers told about the scum of the earth to heart. They were like oil and water, but they learned to respect each other’s approaches to shaking confessions out of slants,

cholos, and homeboys.”AdvertisementLeaning against the sink in the station’s cramped and dirty kitchenette, the two men expressed admiration for each other.“Sometimes Frank goes too far, but I know his heart is in the right place,” West said. “He just wants to make a difference by protecting and serving good, hard-working white people.”

Advertisement“Sometimes West can be a mollycoddling nanny, but he’s still a good cop,” McGrew said in response. “In his own way, he’s doing what he thinks he has to do to control these stinking, subhuman mud-people.”Added McGrew: “Sure, sometimes he drives me crazy. I can be one good crack away from getting some beaner to confess, and he’ll break in with his namby-pamby wah-wah, saying he can promise a better life for the 10 dirty little kids the guy must have running around at home. But in the end, we always get the job done. It just goes to show that no matter how different we are, we’re both doing what we need to do to get these animals behind bars, where they belong.”

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cameron_kasky What is the point of this article? Fat cop, fater cop. Aмериканцы 😂 Both pricks abolish the police it's time for america to get rid of the entire police forces all cops are bastards Next level SeerOfHope This is from '04, Onion really is something. Like the Republican and Democratic parties?

Yes I hate it when the onion is just the news I don’t think the onion is satire anymore based onion That's 2nd and 5th place of the 50 yard dash. Suggested headline 'reopened mall still empty' 2004 and still relevant 😔 meeganwilson The twist is, the one on the right is the Good Cop In Shocking Turn of Events, Only Bad Cops

this isn’t a fake onion article How about 'Racist and Racister' trixiemattel how dare you Onion being up to date? more relevant than NYT & WaPo & most of the mainstream media. How do you not have a Pulitzer? there are no good cops. Mr. Fuck A Cop Is Back The onion is killingggg it this week. Back to back to back

Bad cop, blind cop. Same outcome THIS ARTICLE IS FROM 2004 Were 4 Urban survival skill: assume all cops are violent meat sacks with hair-trigger tempers. May suffice while white. Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooook we got it. Aubrey? Murder. Floyd? Murder. ToastCynical YUP Jesus fucking christ onion.

All Karens are racist too. ValShaped wild that The Onion can just re-post the same articles every few weeks and have them still be relevant Like they say, ACAB Yikes 'Bad Cop, Worse Cop' I remember when the onion was funny It's funny cause really everyone is racist. Kings Trixie Mattell They also only did 30 minutes of striptease...when I clearly paid for a full hour!!!

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the onion never misses On point as usual Cops are under abuse 😂😂👇 acab ACAB how do you guys do it These men are surely about to dance. Sh*t i thought this was the onion? That thin veil between reality and satire it's fading RELATED: Nationwide Law Enforcement Feels Overwhelmed With Burden to Continue Murdering Innocent Black Men While Also Preventing Anti-Law Enforcement Riots 'America needs to make a decision about what law enforcement is here for!'

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Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man arrestedThe police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday after three days of often-violent protests that resulted in fires and looting across parts of Minneapolis. Public Safety Commissioner 'Minneapolis cop who knelt on George Floyd' _goldmama Change that title, who killed George Floyd. If he had 'knelt' on him, he'd be alive! Cadena perpetua

Lines of riot police guard house of ex-cop involved in George Floyd's death from protestersOn the third night of protests, videos on social media showed five walls of riot police guarding Chauvin's property from the hundreds of protestors gathered chanting 'justice.' Something doesn't smell right Look like Nazi stormtroopers He would be safer in jail...

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Ex-Minneapolis cop charged with murder in death of George FloydDerek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who was filmed kneeling on George Floyd's neck before he died, is in custody and has been charged with murder, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday. NOOOO hes being protected ...lol ... Murder is an overcharge. He didn't intend to kill him, so they should charge him with manslaughter. Three more to go.