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Originally posted by DragonTattooz
Anybody who thinks this just happens in NYC is living in a dream world. This happens in every precinct in every city in the country. Yes, I'm sure there are a few small towns with one or two cops that are probably not corrupt. I live in a town with probably less than 50 cops and I know for a fact that they do this kind of thing. Gotta feed the private jail system; it's hungry and it does not care about anything but generating profits on the backs of every one of us.
Nobody can be stopped, searched, arrested, convicted, incarcerated and stigmatized for the rest of their life for looking like a drug user. Fact. I can stop you. I can search you. But I can't convict you, I can't incarcerate you, and I can't stigmatize you if I am in fact wrong. Actually, regardless of whether or not I arrest you, I can't convict you nor incarcerate you. The court handles that. And the burden of proof is on me, or the state.
Originally posted by boncho
Does anyone else think there is something fundamentally wrong with there being "quotas" on things like this?
Police, ideal wise, should be meant to protect the public and make society more civil through public mediation. Not meet their monthly arrest targets....
Originally posted by stephanies-chase
reply to post by 2manyquestions
I don't think the quotas have anything to do with making sure there are crimes, so there is a need for law enforcement. There will NEVER be a single area that is completely crime-free. If you ever hear of a place, I would like to know because that would be a great area to raise my children. You are right about one thing though...funding. That is exactly what the quotas are in place for. The more arrests that are made=more money for the department. I hope these cops go to jail for a loooooong time for what they have done. It is disgusting
Originally posted by Digital_Reality
The first thing that comes to mind is why in the heck is there a "quota" for putting people in jail. I would think they would aim for a quota more along the lines of a crime free city.
Originally posted by apacheman
It appalls me that the LEOs who consider themselves "good cops" are so self-delusional as to constitute what would be a psychotic break with reality in others.
If you know a bad cop and don't arrest him, there is no possible way you can be considered a "good cop".
You have sworn to uphold the law. To know a bad cop who violates the law and to fail to bring him to justice makes you an accessory before and after the fact. As an accessory, you share criminal liability.
If you aren't busting criminal cops you are aware of, there is no possible way you can be considered a "good cop", end of story.
There is no, absolutely NO, justification for your failure to do your sworn duty, merely self-serving excuses.
If you aren't a modern-day Serpico, then you are a corrupt cop, period.
Originally posted by XplanetX
Does this open a can of worms that will allow all felons that have been arrested on drugs charges to sue the state?