ste,
i treat them as perps too, because they are. i have often related the cops and the criminals in the same light. the only differnce is that a cop can commit a crime in the name of justice, he has a gun and a badge and can justify his actions. please let me say that if there are cops on this site, i don't mean to clump you all together and i am sure there are some good and meaningful cops out there but the ones i have met had to get out of the business because most are just like perps and they couldn't go against the system without much harm to their reputations and sometimes their very lives. they went into it thinking that they could really help and found that not only were they having to fight the bad guys but their own colleages as well. light and luv, sis