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Corrupt & Poorly Trained Cops Cost Taxpayers Money

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Revoltingest, Jan 25, 2022.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    This encounter shows how cops don't know the laws they're
    supposed to enforce, & they'll invent laws ad hoc. One of
    them is fired for false arrest & incompetence. Another is
    promoted. Go figure.
    The lawsuit against the cops & department is ongoing.
     
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    Is there a brief summary of this? Can't really sit through a video right now.
     
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    Cop is called to a property regarding harassing phone calls.
    Property is big...a group of families live on "family land".
    Cop hears 2 residents target shooting.
    She pulls her gun on them, & arrests them.
    More cops arrive.
    They invent some laws, one of which: illegal to shoot at nite.
    The 2 guys spend the nite in jail.
    Charges are bogus...all are dismissed.
    One cop is fired for this.
    Another is promoted.
    The 2 guys are suing cops & government.
    One won't settle...he wants a trial.

    This video is useful for anyone with the interest & time.
    It provides legal info regarding the encounter. Such
    videos are actually quite a basic legal education about
    civil rights.
     
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    So, they're making up their own laws, huh? That's a flagrant abuse of power worthy of greater punishment than just being fired. And certainly, no one should be promoted for this.

    I've never heard of any law to not be allowed to shoot at night. There are laws here against unlawfully discharging a firearm within city limits - unless you're at an established shooting range or practice area. As long as conditions are safe and no chance of hitting any bystanders, I can't see how it would be illegal.

    Did they investigate the complaint about the harassing phone calls? I find it interesting that cops always look for excuses to mess with people, even if they're at a scene for a completely different and unrelated cause.

    I remember a case where a citizen called the police and was actually able to help foil an armed robbery. He was a hero, but somewhere along the line, a cop smelled pot on his breath and found him in possession of marijuana. He arrested him.

    Cops are just the bitter end. It's why a lot of people may not report crimes or want to get involved, since they might have some illegal substance on them - and they don't want to get caught.
     
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    The video covered applicable law. The shooting took
    place too early in the evening for disturbing the peace
    to be a problem. And they met the acreage requirement
    for shooting.
    Cops often arrest the victim instead of the perp.
     
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    I get why a cop would be fired for arresting people for no reason, but I don't get why one would be promoted. What did he or she do to deserve a promotion? Was it a ''remove you from the street'' kind of promotion?
     
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    Possibly the Dilbert Principle?
     
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    Cop reports his chief for faking his time card.
    (Chief works a 2nd job at the same time.)
    Guess which one gets fired?
     
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    In the news....
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/interactive/2022/police-misconduct-repeated-settlements/?utm_campaign=wp_must_reads&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_mustreads&carta-url=https://s2.washingtonpost.com/car-ln-tr/364b293/622ca52e9d2fda34e7cc19ce/5973712cade4e21a848ecca7/18/95/622ca52e9d2fda34e7cc19ce
    Excerpted (cuz of paywall)....
    The hidden billion-dollar cost of repeated
    police misconduct

    More than $1.5 billion has been spent to settle claims of
    police misconduct involving thousands of officers repeatedly
    accused of wrongdoing. Taxpayers are often in the dark.

    The above figure was for a decade, & covered only costs
    due to repeat offenders. The total (including non-repeat
    offending cops) was $3.2 billion.

    A video covers the same topic (no paywall)...

     
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    Cartersville GA cops go to a party, discover an ounce of weed.
    No one admits to owning it. So they arrest 65 people because
    one of them might be guilty. City pays them $900,000.
    Is there any limit to how dumb & ignorant of the law cops can be?
    $900,000 awarded to some of the 'Cartersville 70'
     
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    Cops often arrest people for made up crimes.
    In this case a man was walking in a road instead
    of the sidewalk. But there was no sidewalk, in
    which case walking in the road is legal.
    The cop also said he failed to identify himself, but
    this was after identifying himself. The cop also
    turned off his body cam.
    How do cops get away with this? Because most
    of the time, prosecutors won't charge them, &
    departments won't turn on their own. Fighting the
    charges is expensive because civilians must pay
    exorbitant fees for copies of video footage & reports.
    Bad arrests mean revenue for corrupt cops.
     
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    This guy traveled to Ironton, OH to deal with an extremely corrupt police dept. He's been there the last couple days weeding them out, getting witness statements, etc. He's been livestreaming his investigation daily for hours on end. Pretty interesting. I'm sure he'll go live again today at some point.

     
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