“WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A former Wheeling police lieutenant has been sentenced to probation in a case in which he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student at a school where he worked.
Phil Redford, 43, pleaded guilty Thursday in Ohio County Circuit Court to one felony count of possession of material depicting a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Under a plea agreement, Redford must register as a sex offender and have no contact with the victim for three years. Redford and the victim previously told the court they were engaged. She attended Thursday’s hearing.”
There are a couple of points to be made here:
One is that cops assigned to be school resource officers are not exactly the best and the brightest that the force has to offer
Many times they have a history of incompetence and abuse and are assigned there to try and keep them out of trouble
It is not the smartest idea but the thin blue line turns into a wall of silence when it comes to cops who are incompetent
The other point is this:
A deed, not a badge makes you a hero
No, they don’t “Risk their lives everyday”
All this guy risked was his livelihood because he couldn’t help but diddle an underage girl
A uniform , a gun and a badge does not make you a hero
More likely it makes you a person who wants to put other people under their control
And who else fits that profile?
How about a bully?
They love to control, but they are cowards and will never pick a fight they can’t win
How about a wife beater?
Control, control, control and they will beat you and threaten your life to have it
How about child molesters?
They have no control in life so they go after children
They cannot have and control a real woman so they substitute a minor who they can mentally steam roll
The next time you look at a cop
Don’t look at the badge or the uniform
Look at the man
And wonder who he really is
Maybe he is not a molester, a murderer, an abuser or some other type of degenerate
Or maybe he is