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New Study Shows Even If Cops Commit a Crime on Video, 96% of the Time they Aren’t Prosecuted

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posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:26 AM
Some stats, if true, that are not something to brag about IMO. Even if just 2% of all enforcers are out to bust some heads in their roid fogged testosterone overloaded brains I find it hard to believe that when a video and a case comes to court it is usually DOA.

Police in the United States managed to escape prosecution when facing allegations they violated civil rights an incredible 96 percent of the time. This is almost the exact opposite of the conviction rate for everyone else, as normal citizens are are prosecuted at a rate of 93 percent.

The investigation by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (the Trib), based on an analysis of nearly 3 million federal records, found that from 1995 through 2015, federal prosecutors overwhelmingly opted not to pursue prosecution. Indeed, the 96 percent refusal to press charges sharply contrasts with the rejection rate for all other complaints — just 23 percent.

There is allot of truth about prosecutors feeling they are on the "law enforcement team" and are reluctant to burn one of their own IMO.

posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:31 AM
a reply to: 727Sky

Until it blows up in their face. Then it will seem counter productive and they will ask why they did this.

Its all fun and games until the monsters you make turn on you.

When you have gangs within gangs within gangs, there is gang warfare.

All police in this country will be federalized, then they will want to throw away their badges and walk away, then it will be illegal to do so, and some will protest and /or go to jail.

Then they will ask why they did this.

The public wont help. The public will cheer as the federal police put them and everyone in their place.

What happened to the love of the troops?

Are they not getting shafted now that war is not so popular (necessary)? We do have mercenaries to do what they used to do. Kind of lost their niche.

Psych wards, domestic terror watch lists, psyops.

What do you think will happen to the police? Are they so sure they are THAT needed and will be? That their power wont turn some heads who dont like to share power or like to see anyone get to secure in their power?

It sucks, but this needs to come full circle. It will.

Federal police masking private security really in charge. Regular cops will go the way our troops did. The gutter.

Try bitching and unionizing as a private security firm. OR as a federal employee.

edit on 3 17 2016 by tadaman because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:44 AM
If they start prosecuting officers like they should be, next thing we know other officers will not show up for court. They will use excuses in the book for not showing up. Way too many cities police for profit, if officers fail to show up for court, the cities will lose millions in revenue.

I like how anything that remotely makes police look bad, ATS hides the reply button to restrict who can take part in the discussion.

posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:52 AM
a reply to: Echo007

my reply button works great. I dont think you have a real censorship problem. I think you replied just fine.

on topic,

its cool though. A private security firm would be more profitable. A federal internal affairs will keep everyone in humble checks and balances that choke the life out of any sense of being needed and non replaceable.

Think about the working model for everything. Used and tossed aside like an empty soda can.

The more profitable the system, the less and less profitable it becomes for the peons.

Already the pay for private contractors is going down. Everybody can be a mercenary now. The demand is down. Regular Soldiers? Screwed.....

The same will be true for police. Why pay a unionized police force when the federal government says you can just use Johnson private security for a quarter of the cost?

How well do prison guards get paid? Do they get to finagle more money and leisure? How private are our prisons now? How much more profitable (private) do they want to make them?

Everything has a season. This is early harvest, there is plenty for all. Winter is coming, for some.

Police unions are very annoyingly strong arent they? Well, that is a double edged sword in a world of changing values....

edit on 3 17 2016 by tadaman because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 04:59 AM
Not surprised by this statistic.

This is taken from a joke thread. Funny how it's not so funny.

posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 06:27 AM
a reply to: Echo007

There are some limitations on the Posse Comitatus forum: Intro thread.

You can't create new threads in this forum until you have 500 posts or more. Apparently this also applies to making replies to the thread as well. However, you can reply directly to previously posted comments.


posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 06:47 AM
There are so many double standards when it comes to police vs civilians it's hard to list them all. People are tired of being victimized by the very ones who are supposed to help them and the cops are crying foul over it. They act like they are now the victims of a smear campaign, when it's nothing but their reputation and actions coming back to bite them. It's perfectly fine for them to have video cameras and surveillance, but let the average citizen point a camera at them and they howl about their privacy.
It all comes down to : People are tired of being pushed around and whether it be politics or cops, they are starting to push back. And the people in power don't like it.

posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 07:30 AM
There are laws on the books already, that keep many of the police from being charged of their actions. Is that the reason the laws where put in place, no. But it's how they're being used, they where first put in place so police could take action without fear of being charged like the criminal they're trying to take down. The bad part is in the writing of the laws in place, and it's different from state to state and county to county. But some are very open ended and have many overlapping part that can be abused if you know what your doing when it's time to get charged for crimes.

posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:20 PM
a reply to: 727Sky

Unless I missed something in that story (which is from a questionable source...not necessarily bad, just questionable), all the study claims are statistics concerning the claims-to-prosecutions ratio.

What it doesn't do is discuss how valid the majority of those claims were to begin with, nor does it go into appropriate detail concerning when LEOs are allowed to "violate" civil liberties, nor anything else of substance other than to cite the percentage of complaints dismissed without trial.

It's a half-written story, so there are not any appropriate conclusions that can be made, unfortunately.

posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 08:23 AM
a reply to: 727Sky cops who aren't prosecuted, considered innocent... damn them.

.. some crazy new innocent until proven guilty plan perpetrated by the man to keep a brother down.

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