I remember being told as a kid that the police was there for the public, to serve and protect those who could not. Just like soldiers, these are the very people we expect to be on the side of justice. This hasn’t been true for many years. Ask any good lawyer worth their weight in gold, and they will tell you to shut up and don’t talk to the police. Local police in my area of the world seem to run by their own rules. They claim they can search you without a warrant, search your vehicles and they often use claims of having to secure scenes and premise to gain access to apartments and homes. We are dealing with a growing trend of dirty cop. There is only one way to deal with such dirt and villainy, expose it, remove it, and prevent it from occurring again. Out of respect to privacy, I will not state which of my neighbours was at the receiving end of an illegal search and seizure, but heed my warning, never allow a police officer into your house, never. Lock your doors, windows, pockets, close your bags, and never allow them entry. They may claim otherwise, but you entitled to many rights being overruled. We are not under military law, and the police would not be the police during such rule.
I do have suggestions on dealing with such menaces to freedom, menaces that put our rights at risk, that seem to empower them to do whatever they, the police, want.
- Make it illegal for a police officer to lie to suspects during interrogation.
- Force police officers to have to record all interrogations with video and audio, 100% of the time. And, prevent any video footage to be inserted as evidence in court under any circumstance where the time code seems to have been modified, or the video itself has been edited.
- Treat every word expressed by police officers about things they have heard, as hearsay. In a courtroom, hearsay is not an acceptable form of evidence, and police seem to be immune to this. They should substantiate with evidence any comments and opinions they express in court.
- Make police officers criminally and civilly liable for any actions they may commit that are consider unethical by society, illegal, immoral or hazardous to public health, including abusive actions that lead to injury or death of any civilian, regardless of whether they are guilty or innocent.
- Remove immunity to ticket violations. Make the playing field equal, if we have to pay for speeding, they must pay, as well, whenever they exceed the speed limit, excluding valid situations where a police officer must reach the scene of a crime, in a hurry, of course. I do understand their job.
These are but a few suggestions I have on such a topic, need less to say, I can count on one hand the number of times the police have shown up in my store in the past 6 years after I have called for an assortment of crimes made against my workplace, in under ten minutes. And don’t get me started on the 911 service, its horrible, and it will get someone killed, if it hasn’t done so, already.
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