Why would I apologize for what you did? The only accusation of being an "expert in copery" made by anyone in that thread is the one you made to me in Message 84. Or did you not say:
You seem to be forgetting everything from philosophy 101, especially the parts about logical fallacies.
It is true that you did not accuse me of declaring myself an expert in copery in that thread, but you did do it here. Furthermore, your very strong language and accusations have done everything but outright say you are an expert in copery.
That said, when I made this accusation about you, I actually have a point. All one has to do is read through that thread and see the kind of sensationalist language you've used. You've even created fans who nominated you for PotM for your "insight" in the police culture.
I, on the other hand, have said many times that while I have some insight in the police culture I am far from being an expert in copery.
Here is that paragraph you said in this thread again. Hopefully, this time it will stick, since it's your own words.
crashfrog in message 7 writes:
But, yes, I have talked to people who'd set themselves up behind a nearly unassailable wall of confidence. For instance, recently I spoke to an ex-cop who, in the same breath, despised those who got away with law-breaking and then explained how he never got tickets because he only violates speeding laws by less than 10 MPH. That he'd proved himself a hypocrite in the space of two sentences seemed completely lost on him.
Ever heard of tu quoque
Added by edit.
Actually, now that I look at that paragraph again, I see 2 lies in there. The first is you accusing me of having an unassalable wall of confidence, something that I have specifically said many times I don't have. The other is obfuscating the matter to equate completely unrelated things.
You are basically saying I am a criminal for going 7 over the speed limit. This is like saying people are organic, oranges are organic, therefore people are oranges. There are varying degrees of violations, loopholes, and discretion, just like there are various types of organic materials.
The first lie is meant for me. The second lie is meant for everyone else who has no experience in law.
Very good nomination for PotM, guys.