No interview. No hearing. No due process.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) ― A Philadelphia Police officer fired after his involvement in a videotaped beating is talking for the first time about losing his job.
The officer said reality is just now setting in that his dream of being a police officer has come to an abrupt end.
Oh, by the way, despite what you see and read on the cop-hating websites, Pat is not some moronic thug:
Whalen spent 14 months in Iraq and Afghanistan serving his country as a marine. He won a Purple Heart when his Humvee was blown up and killed the marine sitting next to him. (H/T - CBS3)
I give this kid a lot of credit. He could have told the media to go frak themselves - that's what I'd do - but he's not that type of person. Everyone in my building liked him, because what you saw was what you got. He's just a good kid.
There are some cops out there that don't deserve to wear the badge - Larry Smart is a prime example: he still hasn't been disciplined for his actions, by the way - but Pat Whalen is not one of them. The Philadelphia Police Department is worse off without him.
Hopefully, after watching the video and placing a face to the name, more people won't have the guts to call Pat Whalen a monster.