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originally posted by: Domo1
I actually think that people who are charged with a crime shouldn't have their names plastered all over the media, cop or not.
Innocent until proven guilty, but the media puts a huge spin on things and it certainly seems anyone that catches the medias eye is vilified. If someone is charged with something and it's reported on, the majority already think they're guilty.
originally posted by: Elton
If you want to see one of the best examples of George Orwell’s 1984, look no further than Arizona. The state’s Republican-led legislature has just passed SB 1445, a bill that seeks to protect the identities of police officers who shoot and kill civilians from public knowledge for up to 60 days. Keeping the identities of a government agents who kill a secret? That doesn’t sound fascist at all!
Apparently they are afraid of roaming mobs of citizens looking for justice if one of their officers shoots someone.
Even if the officer who perpetrates the shooting has a disciplinary record or faces disciplinary action as a result of the shooting, their name will not be released for 60 days.
The bill was sponsored by 12 legislators, eleven Republican and one Democrat. It passed the Senate 20-8 with 5 Democrats voting in favor and the House 44-13 with 12 Democrats voting in favor. It now awaits the signature of Governor Doug Ducey.
Even protecting the names of police who violate policy when it happened??!?!!
Sigh, so much for transparency, I hope other states do not follow.
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