The write-up below comes to us from Jack Slade. I can appreciate his sentiment but differ in the solution advocated. Jack points-out the lower standards for police today and the lack of transparency with which they operate. Both exist only due to perverse incentives, a direct consequence that stems from many people, including Jack, continuing to grant authority to the one-size-fits-all model of policing today. Just imagine how things could be done better were you able to contract for the level of protection services you desire. Why leave such an important good/service to a group of people who first claim the “right” to steal your money to protect you? Such an institution is flawed from the start. – Pete
“In Fear for his life or that of others” was meant to be a “Real” and “Intelligent” view of a situation that others could easily identify. We have a problem now. There have been so many Police Murders now that research has been slowed down. Police are refusing now to give out any details, Police Officer’s Bills of Rights and decisions like Copely v. Superior Court of San Diego, claim that all information is a “personnel Record” and of course “Closed Grand Juries”.
Police are sealing off crime scenes, and detaining anyone in the area and confiscating cell phone camera memory chips and video cameras. People are claiming to be held for forced debriefings to help police generate an uncontestable defense story. District attorneys are waiting for months to quietly exonerate the Officers after Cities reach Sealed Wrongful Death settlements.
We have many totally unqualified, poorly educated and poorly trained police officers all over the country. Thirty years of this kind of poor quality and upward mobility of poor quality candidates has filled our departments with the largest number of alcoholics, drug abusers, child molesters, and spousal killers in history.
There are intelligent degenerates in society, but when they move in mass into law enforcement we have the problem we have now. You can’t say that the public is bad mouthing the police. These people are not police officers, they are people who have gamed the system and reached a position of committing crimes and getting away with it. The foundation of their protection is the need for politicians to keep things quiet, hide settlements and hope to complete their terms.
All of you police officers are going to chime in but you don’t have the statistics that we have in our hands. We await challenges for that reason. It used to be 80% good cops and 20% unstables, now that is reversed.
DA’s like Jeff Rosen in Santa Clara County, CA ran on a justice ticket saying the souls of his holocaust family victims would never let him protect killers. Well he has exonerated some of the most bizarre police murderers that we have seen and he has another 10 that occurred in a six week period. He had to run around the county to police department briefings begging them to stop and they laughed him out of the buildings. Strangely one of his best DA friends ends up arrested for DUI. They tracked him and racked him one night.
After 9/11 all policemen became heroes, and that was the start of the problem. The only real heroes were the ones there who died. Then the economy went in the toilet and crime has risen. Now with people who have the same intelligence and morals as circus workers and frightened DA’s and Politicians, we have the inmates running the prison.
40 years in Law Enforcement, no shootings and no IA Jacket before retirement.
Target Corruption via The Justice Program compiles every Police shooting throughout the Country with daily reports. Todays update is so large for 2012 that we just got the Chicago update: The rise in “Poor Judgement Killings is rising rapidly.
POLICE KILLINGS and PROSECUTIONS
State by State and City by City Report for Jan. 2012 to Date will follow Monday.
There have been so many that research has been slowed down. Police are refusing now to give out any details, are sealing off crime scenes, and detaining anyone in the area and confiscating Cell Phone Camera memory chips and video cameras. People are claiming to be held for forced debriefings to help Police generate an uncontestable defense story. District attorneys are waiting for months to quietly exonerate the Officers after Cities reach Sealed Wrongful Death settlements.