Originally posted by kykweer
Originally posted by detachedindividual
reply to post by Screwed
You have a very warped view of society. There are not massive pedo clubs all over the world, there is a minuscule minority of society who are quite
severely twisted in this way.
This is why I hate stories like this, it scares people into thinking the problem is gigantic. It makes people suspicious of everyone. It creates a
society where the view of a person is distorted and twisted so much that neighbours suspect people of things they would never ever remotely be capable
As for the story itself, I lost trust in the police when I saw the figures for the number of deaths in custody. Or was it the time they were caught
assaulting someone on video? Maybe it was when they killed that guy in the protest and then tried to cover it up. No, it was the time they were caught
on film dragging a disabled man from his wheelchair. No, my mistake, it was the time they were caught selling information to the tabloids. Oh, wait,
it was the time they were filmed riding on horseback into a crowd of protesters and beating students over the head.
Well, whichever one of those instances it was, it made me realize that the vast majority of police are simply organized criminals in their own special
club where they all look out for each other and do whatever they need to do to assert their Mafia-like dominance over the population.
What crap! You list a few instances and now its the "vast majority" how disrespectful can you be?
Its like listing a few black people in gangs and saying the vast majority of black people are criminals, wtf is wrong with you?
YOU have a warped perspective. How many 100 000's of police officers in America alone take part in organized crime? The vast majority you say?
And the vast majority of muslims are terrorists probably?
ETA: thousands of children get trafficked to the superbowl every year to work as sex workers, does this mean that the vast majority of football lovers
edit on 31-7-2012 by kykweer because: (no reason given)
Police corruption requires institutionalised corruption. The officer who beats a person with a club for their own enjoyment is witnessed by their
partner and other colleagues, the complaints are handled by those colleagues and their superiors. This continues throughout the system. THAT is the
One example -
In New York, a group of female protesters were attacked by a senior NYPD officer spraying them in the face with pepper spray. At least five officers
witnessed this. Several of them facilitated, one even expressed disbelief of the illegal action. None of them assisted the victims. None of them made
official complaints or later expressed any desire for explanation or investigation.
Many witnesses filed complaints with the NYPD and Mayors office. All of those complaints were ignored.
Video evidence of the event was captured and used as evidence.
The NYPD and Mayor of NY refused to take action even with this video, expressing that "reasonable force" had been used.
The officers involved were then publicly outed, with their personal details spread throughout the internet. Civil cases were brought against the
officer responsible, and then, and only then, did the NYPD admit that they were wrong and that their officer did not act with reasonable force.
This took all of the officers on duty to collude, all of the officers' senior staff, the NYPD itself, the Mayors office and any "independent"
investigators who should be monitoring police activity. They ALL looked out for each other, ignored criminality, tried to cover it up, or simply tried
to pretend it didn't happen.
This happens all over the world, every day, with officers protecting each other and refusing to act in the best interests of the people. They are a
gang, a club, a group of powerful individuals who will act as they wish and only answer to the people who pay their wages when their backs are against
the wall and they have no other option.
There are plenty of other examples I could use.
There are good people in the police force, I know there are. But the force itself is the problem. You can have thousands of well-meaning individuals
who genuinely do want to do a good job for their community, but none of that matters if the people and the system they are working under is corrupt to
the core. THAT is why I do not trust any of them.
The druggie who runs the packages and cash from one place to another is still a member of the gang, even if he would never rob someone himself.