What can be done about endemic, corrupt policing?

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  1. Joe Cook profile image59
    Joe Cookposted 5 years ago

    What can be done about endemic, corrupt policing?

    Yesterday's #Hillsborough report finds that UK police defrauded 164 witness statements & deleted 116 negative comments about themselves.  It also says Police searched national database in an attempt to smear reputation of the deceased. They also carried out blood alcohol checks on children & were engaged in an attempt to blame fans for their own deaths.  And that's the official report.. A few bad apples or a stinking rotten festering orchard?

  2. AlexK2009 profile image92
    AlexK2009posted 5 years ago

    I have not checked how many officers were involved so no idea if the orchard and/or the ground it stands on was rotten. The question  for me is why did they do it? Prejudice or were some big wigs leaning on them to skew the investigation?? Perhaps  it was to defend the police reputation.

  3. Reality Bytes profile image82
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    I think that all Law enforcement agents should be held to the same laws they are responsible for upholding.  Breaking one law to enforce another sends the wrong message to the officers, they tend to believe that they are above all laws when part of their job is to violate certain aspects of the law as normal daily procedures.

    1. AlexK2009 profile image92
      AlexK2009posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you are saying that sometimes the police  must do things that would  be illegal,  if done by others, in order to do their job. Like driving at 100mph to catch a criminal.   I think this contradicts your first sentence.  Faking evidence is not OK

    2. Mr. Happy profile image81
      Mr. Happyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is a fine line to walk Mr. Alex. Indeed a police officer would need to as You gave the example, drive above the speed limit to catch a thief. But then, breaking the law to enforce the law has become a problem as well: i.e. Fast and Furious, DEA

    3. Reality Bytes profile image82
      Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In the United States, FBI has conspired to create terrorist actions. They even provide the weapons, arresting the victim only when they attempt to use the weapon.  These are individuals that more than likely would never have engaged in such activitie

    4. AlexK2009 profile image92
      AlexK2009posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Mr Happy, a fine line. But  it is  really bad if they further break the law in order to cover up a bad decision. Second guessing heat of the moment decisions is wrong, but every mistake should prompt changes in training or relegation to an office

  4. Brett Winn profile image84
    Brett Winnposted 5 years ago

    Very good question and I have no idea. It is just as bad in the United States, though. So many municipalities are broke that you have the distinct feeling that the police are looking for infractions made by honest law abiding citizens just to collect the ticket money.

  5. Mr. Happy profile image81
    Mr. Happyposted 5 years ago

    The penalties for crooked police officers should be much higher than they are. A police officer's responsibility is to protect people in a society and so when they go rogue/corrupt, they endanger the entire society thus, the penalties should be quite severe.

  6. jose7polanco profile image71
    jose7polancoposted 5 years ago

    It really depends, the job outline for a police officer si to be a man of good honest character, there is a background and psychological evaluation on applicants. I can tell you, almost all start the job with the desire to help other and serve community, there is something in power that eliminates all good wills and the officers turn out to be rotten after a long time in the career.

    1. AlexK2009 profile image92
      AlexK2009posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Which suggests to me that after a certain time they should be retired from front line duties.  Power does corrupt.

  7. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Nothing. As long as there are corrupt people in the world, in which there will be, This will go on, and on, and on. It is inevitable and sad.

 
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