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A New York town's decades-long struggle with police corruption has its mayor considering potential measures most would consider drastic: disbanding the entire department and declaring "martial law."
"It may be that as a stopgap measure, that you would need military forces - State Police, National Guard," said Brian Stratton [pictured on right], mayor of Schenectady, New York.
"The governor would have to declare it and then the National Guard would come in," reported Capital News 9. "The mayor said it's more for a transition to a new police force if that were to happen."
Controversy over Schenectady's officers is nothing new.
"My father who served in this office from 1956 to 1958 was battling police corruption," said Stratton in a separate report by Capital News 9.
"Years later, the battle continues as at least five Schenectady police officers face possible termination," reported the station.
"Public Safety Commissioner Wayne Bennett says under the law, he's not allowed to consider the opinions of Mayor Stratton but he says the mayor has given him full authority to make whatever decisions have to be made in these cases," reported Fox 23 in Albany, NY.
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Originally posted by andy1033
The problem is that 99% of police are worse than any scum on the street. The system is there for them and there friens to play god with peoples lifes, no matter if people do nothing.