Professional courtesy

The now first-class detective had cut hair before becoming a cop, and was able to get a job at one of Jose Ramos' barbershops, where he was party to many an illicit conversation.
A former chief fire marshal for the FDNY has allegedly been granted a generous plea agreement for a DWI charge he incurred in December.
Given the mood outside the Bronx courthouse on Friday, NYPD officers who are implicated in the sting are going to have a tough time testifying against their peers in court.
When some Bronx residents, who were waiting in line for government assistance next door, shouted "Fix our tickets!" the officers and supporters responded with a ugly chant of "E.B.T."
The cop, José Ramos, claimed back in April that he didn't take "a dime" for fixing tickets.
The cop admitted to the judge that ticket-fixing was a "breach of his oath," but called the practice a "common courtesy" that he performed for his father and two cab drivers.
Detective Jason Allison was caught on a wiretap asking a union delegate to erase a summons.
The ire comes from some officers (including union officials) who view ticket-fixing as a professional courtesy, and the indictment of 17 police officers for ticket-fixing as hypocritical considering how many powerful New Yorkers have participated.
"The feeling is, 'Why go to them if you can get around it?' There's some bad blood," a source says. Nothing a torn-up ticket or two can't fix!
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