ETA: This is a longer video so please take the time to watch it. See "Fair warning" below.
I came across this compilation video of undercover reporters asking police how to file a complaint. A good chunk of the footage is from actual PD
cameras and all video is from newsreel as this was a nationwide test it seems, not just random "reporters" - so I feel it's safe to assume something
has come of all of this.
Fair warning: The video cuts to straight audio of phone calls with a black screen at around 17:45 for about 10 minutes. I listened but phone
call recordings just aren't "proofy" enough for me
This is a simple request for information on filing a complaint. The reporters aren't giving details because they don't have to. They're not filing
false reports. So the police in these numerous instances decide to intimidate and/or flat out arrest (and in one case assaults) the reporter.
What say you, oh ATS denizens? Is this legit?
edit on 23-3-2018 by OrdoAdChao because: preposterous preposition
edit on 23-3-2018 by OrdoAdChao because: formating and
Thanks for replying. This is backwards and completely violating the notion of "To Serve and Protect". In a tangential way, this reminds me of the
undercover videos of people asking beat cops for directions and being berated for it. It's almost like an escalation of the same tactic.
Cops look out for cops and protect each other, no matter the cost. This is not just a joke in the movies, it's the way things run. So, one cannot
complain to a cop about a cop.
Find out who their Internal Affairs are and go directly to them, for any complaint, no matter how minor. Is it a really big deal? Contact your
representatives as well and leave a paper trail of having contacted them concurrently with your IA.
When dealing with crooks, you have to think like one and you have to anticipate all ways they will try to obstruct you.
You're spot on. Citizens cannot trust their "betters" in the PD. You have to go over their heads - best with a lawyer - in order to get anywhere.
Can't afford a lawyer? You will be harassed or arrested for questioning their practices.
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