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Re: REAL Police Reform

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Sat Jul 4 11:16:16 2020, in response to Re: REAL Police Reform, posted by Dyre Dan on Sat Jul 4 09:29:52 2020.

I agree completely. The "blue wall of silence/punish the rats" corporate culture of policing needs to be abolished. Honorable behavior codes, like those you described at West Point, should be instituted instead.

Again, nobody really knows how many people were wrongfully arrested, jailed or killed before the advent of widespread, publicly accessible bystander video, because whatever version of events the police created, was automatically assumed to be the truth. This atmosphere encouraged massive dishonesty, lying, and almost absolute power to inflict injury and death without consequences. In court, there's even a name among cops for their perjury: "testilying".

Just look at the attitude of some of the posters here, that hold themselves out as current or former police officers. When they tell you that they meted our such street-level punishments as "turban parties", etc. ("How many cops does it take to push a perp down the stairs? None, he tripped and fell"), believe them. Video is starting to confirm these stories, and hopefully, is also acting as a catalyst for real, lasting changes in the way we allow our police to perform their jobs.


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