Live Poll: Incorruptible Cops

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Sometimes the cops tend to get corrupted, either because they find it more advantageous or because they find it useless to be on the other side.

The following characters were tempted to become corrupt but resisted because in their heads, the duty of the police is to enforce and respect the law and not to take advantage of the opportunity to circumvent the law.

Which character do you think reflects the essence of the expression "Incorruptible Cop"?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022098557/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/YxJrdn9Be-E/
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Posted 2 years ago

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John McClane 'Die Hard'

Billy 'The Departed'

Maj. Calloway 'The Third Man'

Marshall William T. O'Niel - 'Outland'
(... "That's a Marshal-Joke" :D )
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My first thought was Serpico, so good job there...

FYC:
Joss Carter - Person of Interest
Freddy Heflin - Copland
Mark Vargas - Touch of Evil
Jack Mosley - 16 Blocks
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I selected two of your four suggestions:
Freddy Heflin
Mike Vargas

I didn't see these movies but from the research i've done, they all look great. So it was a bit difficult to choose which one i would pick but i think these are the best ones.
Great Suggestions.

Thanks for your contribution ;)
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I forgot about Freddy Heflin. He is definitely one.
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It's a long time ago I watchend the movie. Wasn't it, that Jack Mosley belonged to the corrupted, he turned good back again and fought through the plot? I wouldn't see him as incorruptable.
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I don't know, Breumaster  i didn't saw the movie but anyway I didn't pick him.
But good to know this repairs. 
If there is any choise that you think is a bit doubtful, tell me and we will clarify whether it is incorruptible or not.
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Just remembered Sean Connery's character in The Untouchables. At the beginning of the movie he is still walking a beat because he refused to take part in all the corruption in Chicago. This is how Ness knew he could trust him.
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So all the elements of the squad are "incorruptible"??
I didn't saw the movie so from the research i've done is what they tell. So I picked all of them instead of one.
I'm all right?
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In The Untouchables, Jim Malone did lead a seemingly-warrantless raid against a distillery, though. Then again, he had plenty of probable cause and reasonable suspicion, from months perhaps years of being party to "common knowledge", plus the raid was very fruitful. I'd perhaps like to think there was already a warrant issued a long time ago that lawman ever bothered to execute.
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I guess that doesn't mean he's corrupt but tell me your thoughts?
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Madigan, McQ, Dirty Harry, Adam 12, 
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I have included McQ, the others I researched them and it is not explicit if they are in a situation that they could be corrupted.


Thanks for your contribution ;)
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I found your text slightly confusing. Perhaps you could simply it a bit:

Sometimes cops tend to get corrupted, either because they find it more advantageous or because they find it useless to be on the other side.

The following characters were tempted to become corrupt but resisted because in their heads, the duty of the police is to enforce and respect the law and not to take advantage of the statute to circumvent the law.

Which character do you think reflects the essence of the expression "Incorruptible Cop"?
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I think that makes more sense.
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Thanks Peter for refine the text.
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Thanks Peter for refine the text. ;)
English is not my first language, so I appreciate when someone corrects the text of the descriptions that i make, sometimes I digress a bit.
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'Good poll! May I suggest a change of one word? A statute is a law or rule so that would mean that it would be legal for the police to engage in corruption. I'm thinking maybe the word "opportunity" is what you're looking for? I think it would it's the appropriate word so I'd suggest changing "statute" to "opportunity." 

The following characters were tempted to become corrupt but resisted because in their heads, the duty of the police is to enforce and respect the law and not to take advantage of the statute to circumvent the law. 

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Thank you Rubyfruit76.
Correction made.
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'No problem and thank you. :)
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Hm. But that's a list link... 
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Edited, thanks.
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Good Poll, I like it. :)
My vote goes to William T O'Niel ! He's the Marshall, I'm trusting.
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Thanks for notice me, Peter. ;)