The Men in Blue Can’t Police Their Own
Thank god for cell phones. Because of cell phones we are seeing pictures and audio of police abusing their authority and abusing honest citizens. It would only be our word against theirs without the cell phone documenting the event. Judges are strongly biased in favor of law enforcement officers, so the officer wins any we-said/ they-said testimony. Some judges go so far as to ignore incriminating evidence against the police. We have to stop this betrayal of justice because it won’t stop itself. The problem is everywhere.
Police lie and make up evidence in New Mexico.
Prosecutors hide the crimes committed by Washington, DC police.
Deliberately overcharging an innocent citizen with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest are the common garbage charges dumped onto the citizen to hide police misconduct. I now see these charges as red flags indicating police misconduct. Good cops don’t need them.
Two of the best men I know are in law enforcement. They hold themselves to extremely high standards of behavior and honesty. They need to. Police officers work with abusive liars and cheats every day. From what I can tell, honest cops resist temptation by working with partners they trust, partners who hold them accountable for their behavior.