There’s a wild predator of an animal loose in Atlanta, Georgia. He works for the Altlanta Police Department, which, for most Atlantans, is the entity most likely to cause them harm as they go about their daily business. That’s why the police are generally considered Public Enemy Number One in my book.
Stop and think about it. You face a lot of various risks in your life, some just random natural occurrences, or chance, and some of them caused by purposeful acts of other people that end up harming you or even killing you. Think about it honestly. Depending on where you live, do you really have a greater fear of harm coming to you by some civilian thug, or a thug in uniform, SWAT gear, or tattered sport coat with badge and gun? For many, including myself, I argue the latter. While I’ve never had a run-in with a civilian thug, I’ve had plenty of interactions with cops, and never a single one as a result of me hurting anyone, or likely to hurt anyone. I harbor no illusions that they carry clubs and guns, and though I by no means think that all of them are predators, enough of them are that I surely watch my Ps & Qs whenever I have to deal with them — even at a casual level. My risk is simply far greater that I’ll be the victim of a predatory cop than anyone else.
Now, the predator loose in Atlanta is officer Arthur Tesler, or Arthur B. Tesler, who, in my opinion, is responsible for the recent murder of Kathryn Johnston and attempts to cover it up, including attempting to use his authority to intimidate an informant into incriminating himself by lying on Tesler’s behalf. What a "gem" of a cop. Watch out for this animal. You simply are not safe anywhere around him.
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