Sunday, December 27, 2015
How Many Bad Cops Have Lied Over the Years Without Smartphone and Security Camera Video?
Every day, we learn of another situation where bad cops are being exposed for some type of misconduct, from shooting, beating, injuring, lying or violating a citizen's rights.
Have the good cops all vanished?
No, but thanks to a profession that discourages speaking up against crimes of their own, even many of those who are good are being silent.
It seems there's an "all-out assault" on the public by bad cops, but the reality is bad cops have been part of the profession, community and society for decades.
We just happen to finally be seeing much more of it exposed.
Not because of the body cameras or dash cams.
In fact, in Aurora, Illinois, the most corrupt city in the state, Crony Cop Kristen Ziman and Corrupt Mayor Tom Weisner refuse to implement body cams for police.
Dash cams are only in a small portion of squad cars and Aurora Police are able to turn on/off at will, review before making their "objective" reports and other foolish policy that makes a mockery of justice.
And, it prevents you from knowing who are the good cops vs bad cops.
Instead, across the nation and the only chance at justice in Aurora, we are seeing bad cops being exposed by third parties, independent witnesses with smartphones and security cameras.
If not for them, many situations would be simply the word of a citizen against a police officer.
Without that video, what happens in a trial?
Until now, a jury would likely believe the police officer's version of what happened over a citizen.
How often have police officers filed a false police report?
Thousands of times? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands?
How many times have you heard a police officer being prosecuted for filing a false police report or perjury for false testimony in court?
(insert silence here)
Even ONE lie or false statement by a bad cop is a blow to integrity, justice, our society's rule of law and makes it more difficult for GOOD cops to thrive.
We asked Kristen Ziman, the cowardly cop from Aurora, if she knows of ANY situation where a cop lied and, of course, she knows of many.
Then, we asked her how many times she has spoken up loud and clear about that lie.
(insert silence here)
Body cams, dash cams, smartphones and security cameras are not going to stop all misconduct by police or the public, but they will help all of us determine just who are good and bad ones.