“The Police Chief Explains” / Memorable Fancies #2220

“What I did was wrong, the actions I took. Yes, I know that. I’m acknowledging my guilt, here in public, because my job is protecting you, our citizens and visitors, from evil-doers, even if the actions I have to take are wrong.

Today I am resigning the office of Chief of Police. I hope your next Chief will have the guts also to sacrifice himself for your safety, when and if necessary. If he refuses to do what he needs to do whatever the law says, he’s not worthy of your confidence – and you won’t be safe.”

– from Excursions in Ethical Theory and Practice, Fifth Edition

TTA cover

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: