posted on Dec, 4 2013 @ 10:03 AM
reply to post by gladtobehere
If you've ever dealt with cops, known them or spent time with them, they almost always, without exception, cover for each other's crimes, big
I respect that you disagree.
But may I ask where you are getting this information from? Is there some study that you are quoting from or is it personal opinion?
If there is some kind of scientific study, please post that here so it can be reviewed.
If you are making this conclusion from personal experience or opinion, I would like to remind you that there are around 800,000 police officers in
this country. How can you claim to have personal experiences with all, most or even a large percent of the police officers in this country?
The truth, in my opinion, is crooked cops hide their criminal acts from all or most other police officers because the more people that know about
their criminal acts, the more chance there is of getting caught. Just like with any other criminals. If there are other officers involved it is a
small group compared to the total number of officers in the department.
When it comes to non-criminal departmental misconduct, regular officers may be more willing to turn their heads and not immediately report other
officers but this is for infractions like not writing reports or something along those lines. The reasoning behind this is because the only person
that serves to get hurt by these actions is the violating officer himself because he or she alone will suffer the consequences for his or her
But IMHO whats more disturbing, is while their actions are no less criminal than a street gang or mafia, they are rarely prosecuted. If and
when they are prosecuted, the punishment, if any, is a fraction of what a typical criminal would receive.
No one disagrees with you on that. I believe an officer who commits criminal actions while under the guise of a police officer is WORSE than regular
I would say it depends on who the crooked cop is victimizing. Are they victimizing other criminals, such as drug dealers, who will not report the
incident or cooperate with police who are attempting to investigate the officer? If criminals will not report or cooperate with the prosecution of a
crooked cop, the good cop's hands are tied and it becomes extremely difficult without any other evidence.
If a crooked cop victimizes regular everyday citizens, like the one in the article being discussed, justice is usually swift and certain. As
evidenced by the fact that the complaint was heard and the officer was arrested and charged swiftly.