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The police chief in Connecticut's largest city has pulled three officers off the streets after a video was posted online showing them kicking and stomping on a man they had already subdued with a stun gun.
When willl they learn that cameras are everywhere?
Originally posted by SilentKoala
I love it when the existence of the surveillance state ends up exposing the state. Irony at its finest.
Originally posted by Bedlam
And it will never change, as long as the office prosecuting police malfeasance is also the same one who depends on police to get his job done. There is an inherent conflict of interest involved in the DA prosecuting cops.
The only way to eliminate it would be to institute a legal authority dedicated (and incentivized by) to prosecuting misbehavior by LEOs. If your job depended on CATCHING cops instead of co-operating with them, then you'd see this sort of thing get the attention it deserves.
However, you've got a double conflict of interest - somehow, the police are allowed to investigate themselves, with the expected results, and the non-LEO authority charged with regulating their behavior is also dependent on the ones they're regulating. Therefore, nothing gets done, and never will. You start some sort of "LEO-BI" at the federal level in the DOJ, and you'd see an instant change.
Originally posted by Telos
. I don't need to remind any of you in here that while we blabber in bulletin boards and chat rooms maybe with a cup of coffe in your hands or even a drink, cops are out there putting our lives in danger any time of the day.