Little Cop-Rick Things Our World Needs
His strict adherence to protocol, in holding himself to the highest standards of law enforcement professionalism, even when no one is looking. In an environment where Ricks can get away with literally anything, he holds himself accountable even in gun practice, wearing his protective glasses.
His empathy and sympathy, that renders him hesitant and unwilling to act in violence against even those who are threatening him, if it is unneccesary or in anyway in just. Consider his pause when he is given a handicapped target to shoot, even a virtual one from an enemy species.
His immediacy in apologizing for any unintentional or reflex discrimination which merely crosses his minds (“oh, sorry, I was expecting… ”), even when his actions have not manifested in clear prejudice. His self-policing and correction unlike the inherent or learned behaviour of the discriminatory culture of the citadel.
He remembers and respects his sensitivity training, which although he claims to have been a weakness after his stabbing, is still shown in his unwillingness to simply kill his Morty partner at the club. He dislikes the unnecessary incessant violence and amoral apathy of the dichotomy, and disapproves of it being Morty-incited or Rick-incited.
He wears his safety belt. Safe Cop Rick is a Good Cop Rick.
He knows a Rick’s personality, the capacity for irresponsibility and selfish pursuits, yet holds himself as an individual Rick to a higher standard. When they storm the house, he doesn’t blame the Mortys, he blames the Rick (“is that what I think it is?”) Because he’s the grandfather, he’s the supposedly more intelligent, and he sure as hell should know better.
He admits responsibility, and in a world which shirks the backlash of violence, no matter how culpable and justified it is, he struggles with what Evil Morty comes to describe as “order”.
Because “order” doesn’t neccesitate justice and peace, it simply acts the systemic organization of a society through authority and culture. Rather, tyrannical chaos, discrimination and cruel dictatorship is strictly enforced and becomes this new illusion of “order”. Cop-Rick can’t accept this easily. Hopefully, he fights back.
As a society, we need to fight back.