How police get away with crime

–          Falsifying police reports/lying under oath in court (remember that a police officer’s word is always believed over that of a citizen’s).

Award-winning Ridgeland Police Officer commits perjury in DUI case, leaves town
http://kingfish1935.blogspot.ca/2010/04/award-winning-ridgeland-police-officer.html

Cop Accused Of Choking Teen And Falsifying Police Report
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/05/18/cop-accused-of-choking-teen-and-falsifying-police-report/#comments

NYPD Cop Attacks Man for Video Recording Him, Deleting his Footage, but Man Recovers Footage (Updated)
http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2014/02/17/nypd-cop-attacks-man-video-recording-deleting-footage-man-recovers-footage/

Police who lie: How officers thwart justice with false testimony
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1168154–police-who-lie-how-officers-thwart-justice-with-false-testimony#comments

Report on alleged Transit Police assault was altered: Crown
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/report-on-alleged-transit-police-assault-was-altered-crown-1.1698418

Why Police Officers Lie Under Oath
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/opinion/sunday/why-police-officers-lie-under-oath.html?src=ISMR_AP_LO_MST_FB&_r=4&

–          Throwing in the charge of “assault on a police officer” even if said suspect was defending themselves against police aggression or brutality and not attacking any police officer in any way, shape, or form. This charge is very loosely defined, and can be used to discredit the suspect if they ever decide to press charges (other loosely defined charges that police throw out to intimidate suspects are “obstruction of justice” and “suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia”).

Attention, Mundanes: “You Don’t Ever Touch a Cop”
http://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/attention-mundanes-you-dont-ever-touch-a-cop/

Barrie police Const. Jason Nevill guilty
http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/3850858-barrie-police-const-jason-nevill-guilty/

Chinese dissident Wu Yuren faces ‘fake’ charge of assaulting police
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/28/chinese-dissident-wu-yuren-police

Police brutality worse than Rodney King
http://targetfreedom.com/cfr/police-brutality-worse-than-rodney-king/

–          Throwing in the charges of “resisting arrest,” “obstruction of justice” and/or “disorderly conduct” to (1) justify using excessive physical force, and (2) discredit the suspect being arrested (even if said suspect was not breaking any laws or interfering with police business, or if said suspect had video evidence to dispute any claims that a police officer may exaggerate in the writing of their report of the incident).

1 charge remains against UTC student who questioned preacher
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/jan/14/1-charge-remains-against-utc-student-who/

Cops TASER Deaf Woman That Called For Help! Lock Her Up & Refuse To Get Her A Interpreter For 3 Days
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59tqUEdlCOA

Police use Taser on deaf crime victim
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/crime-law/police-use-taser-deaf-crime-victim/nP9mZ/

Police Women of Cincinnati- Partiers Won’t Open Door
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EklJwoiSwQ0

–          Planting drugs/weapons on the suspect (otherwise known as “fabricating evidence”) at the time of the arrest or when the suspect’s home is inspected later by the police to justify arresting/assaulting the suspect and attempting to cast doubt on the part of the suspect if the incident goes to court.

NYPD Narcotics Detective Admits Cops Regularly Plant Drugs On Perps
http://gothamist.com/2011/10/13/nypd_narcotics_detective_testifies.php

Training Day: Police admit they planted a gun at Huntington Beach crime scene
http://www.ocweekly.com/2006-11-09/news/training-day/

–          Whenever an investigation is conducted regarding police misconduct (whether by Internal Affairs or an outside agency), the result almost always comes back as, “The officer(s) acted within the bounds of the law” or “The officer(s) was/were justified in their actions.” This shows that those who investigate the police are simply covering for them, and the announcement of an ‘investigation’ is simply to douse the flames of an increasingly angry public calling for real justice. Similarly, police will be found not guilty even when there is both video evidence AND witnesses to back up claims of police brutality. After laying low for awhile (or being relocated), the officers involved in the incident almost always re-offend (as most criminals do), and by that time, those who recognize the officers from the first incident will usually get some form of redemption when the officer(s) are put in jail/prison (although, for some strange reason, the length of incarceration is drastically reduced because the person is a police officer).

Cop who Beat Down a Wheelchair Bound Man Found Not Guilty on All Charges
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-beat-wheelchair-bound-man-guilty-charges/#3sA6qlXahue3USvc.99

Cops Caught Destroying Surveillance Cameras Using Excessive Force During Marijuana Dispensary Raid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgxraD32O08

Ex-cops acquitted in beating death of homeless man in California
http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/13/us/california-homeless-beating-verdict/

UC Davis pepper-spray officer fired despite being cleared by internal panel
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/aug/02/uc-davis-pepper-spray-officer

–          They arrest witnesses (who record video or take pictures of the event with cellphones or cameras) and either erase the video or break the recording device, claiming that the video never existed, was never recorded, or the device was defective from the get-go – in order to destroy evidence that contradicts the fact that they falsified their reports in claiming that the suspect attacked them/the suspect was armed/the suspect was brandishing a weapon/the suspect was uttering death threats/etc. etc.

Arrested for Filming Police – Charged with Disorderly Conduct
http://www.copblock.org/1281/filmingpolice/

David Silva’s Death At Hands Of Kern County Police Sparks Controversy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/15/david-silva-police_n_3280663.html

Massachusetts police confiscate cell phone of witness, destroy evidence of alleged police brutality
http://endthelie.com/2012/03/10/massachusetts-police-confiscate-cell-phone-of-witness-destroy-evidence-of-alleged-police-brutality/#trPwdrVMvKtxETIB.99

New Video of Miami South Beach Shooting Released, Police Threaten Cameraman at Gunpoint
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e94w3V3wP8

Police sued over deleted videos of confrontation
http://news.yahoo.com/police-sued-over-deleted-videos-confrontation-222958720.html

RAID FILMED: Ankeny Police ‘Traumatize’ Family
http://whotv.com/2014/02/03/raid-filmed-ankeny-police-traumatize-family/

–          Unless an incident is filmed (and publicly distributed) showing something other than what the police officer(s) said happened, the police’s version of the events will serve as the official story concerning the incident.

Black Man Arrested 62 Times For Trespassing at His Own Job, Cop Blames Quotas
http://newsone.com/2788345/earl-sampson-miami-gardens-fl-police/

Brooklyn Man Says Surveillance Video Shows NYPD Tried To Set Him Up
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/02/21/brooklyn-man-says-surveillance-video-shows-nypd-tried-to-set-him-up/

But For Video: Philly Cop Dismissed For Being A ‘Freaking A-Hole’
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/23/but-for-video-philly-cop-_n_4151260.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police Testimony
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2013/03/jury_finds_occu.php

New Jersey Man Escapes 5 Year Sentence After Dash Cam Footage Clears Him Indicts Cops – Marcus Jeter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABOm1NON_yM

When Evidence From Surveillance Cameras Leads to Charges Against Officers
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/25/nyregion/25perjury.html?_r=0

–          Even if it was a severe incident causing death or serious bodily harm, any police officers involved in said incident will be put on “paid leave” or “administrative duty”, therefore continuing to receive financial benefit no matter what they have done.

2 Seabrook police officers placed on leave after video shows ”brutality”
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b9a_1389114674#MfTgi2R8CAKwgcYZ.99

3 Bridgeport police officers accused of brutality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRH5dORduug

7 more West Valley police officers put on leave
http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/04/18/7-more-west-valley-police-officers-put-leave

Traffic stop involving deaf man under investigation, OHP troopers suspended
http://kfor.com/2014/01/13/traffic-stop-involving-deaf-man-under-investigation-ohp-troopers-suspended/

–          If you are detained and searched by the police, they can take any cash from your person, and there’s not a thing you can do about it, because you cannot prove that you had the cash and you cannot prove the police officer took cash that you never had in the first place (remember that an officer’s word is always believed over that of a citizen’s).

Suit alleges ex-Schaumburg cops stole cash from suspect
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130212/news/702129753/

Shamed police officer who stole £400 during a house search faces return to prison for stealing a suspect’s iPhone
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2289722/Police-officer-stole-400-house-search-faces-return-prison-stealing-suspects-iPhone.html

Woodstock Police Steal from DUI suspect (Georgia, USA)
http://www.copblock.org/13956/woodstock-police-steal-from-dui-suspect-georgia-usa/

–          Misusing or exaggerating terms like “reasonable suspicion” in order to justify searching you, your car, your house, the backpack you are carrying, etc., even if you were minding your own business when the officer approached you.

Should you let Police Search Your Car?
http://michaelk.hubpages.com/hub/police-search

What is reasonable suspicion?
http://www.flexyourrights.org/faqs/what-is-reasonable-suspicion/

When Can Police Conduct a Strip Search?
http://blogs.findlaw.com/blotter/2012/12/when-can-police-conduct-a-strip-search.html

–          Police officers will back each other up with false testimony in court (otherwise known as “lying under oath” or “perjury”); when one police officer helps another get away with doing something illegal, they are behind the “Blue wall of silence” or following the “Blue code of silence”. Many police officers get behind the Blue Wall, because to not do so would ostracize them from the rest of the officers in the department/on the force, as there are many police officers involved in various cover-ups of crimes they’ve committed or ongoing crimes/conspiracies.

Court ruling favors police officers who report on-the-job misconduct
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-burbank-police-20130822,0,7005332.story#ixzz2uDPS7K3e

New York Police Officers Face Retaliation for Reporting Corruption
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/25/nyregion/new-york-police-officers-face-retaliation-for-reporting-corruption.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Rochester, NY Police Department’s ‘Blue Wall’ and ‘Code of Silence’ in Full Effect after Off Duty RPD Cop Gets into Fight with On Duty RPD Cop!
http://www.copblock.org/29582/rochester-ny-police-departments-blue-wall-and-code-of-silence-in-full-effect-after-off-duty-rpd-cop-gets-into-fight-with-on-duty-rpd-cop/

The Blue code of Silence and the case of Mark Garcia
http://poormagazine.org/node/109

–          Police officers can lie to you during interviews/interrogations, and they are not disciplined for this, so as to extract false confessions from you and increase their arrest record.

Fear factor: How far can police go to get a confession?
http://news.findlaw.com/court_tv/s/20021119/19nov2002122233.html

Police Deception during Interrogation and Its Surprising Influence on Jurors’ Perceptions of Confession Evidence
http://www.thejuryexpert.com/2010/11/police-deception-during-interrogation-and-its-surprising-influence-on-jurors-perceptions-of-confession-evidence/

Use of Lies to Obtain the Truth: The Police Can Lie to You
http://www.criminalattorney.com/news/police-can-lie-to-you/

What can the police lie about while conducting an interrogation?
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2842/what-can-the-police-lie-about-while-conducting-an-interrogation

–     If there is clear-cut evidence of a police officer committing more than one crime, what is the proper thing to do in a court of law? Let him go with a slap on the wrist:

Boise Police Officers Taser Man on Buttocks, Threaten to Rape Him With Taser, and Then Claim No Fault in Modest Settlement
http://jonathanturley.org/2010/02/15/boise-police-officers-taser-man-on-buttocks-threaten-to-rape-him-with-taser-and-then-claim-no-fault-in-modest-settlement/

No jail time for former RCMP officer Monty Robinson, convicted of obstruction
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Former+RCMP+Monty+Robinson+sentenced+obstruction/6999826/story.html

Officer quits after he’s caught taking police kit to sell
http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/9793864.Officer_quits_after_he___s_caught_taking_police_kit_to_sell/

–     Even when the story concocted is too unbelievable for reality, the officer(s) involved will get away with (read: administrative leave) whatever crime they’ve committed:

Chavis Carter’s mom files wrongful death lawsuit
http://thegrio.com/2013/10/23/chavis-carters-mom-files-wrongful-death-lawsuit/

Illinois police shoot puppy of witness to another police shooting
http://www.sott.net/article/271334-Illinois-police-shoot-puppy-of-witness-to-another-police-shooting

JPD: Suspect shot himself in patrol car while handcuffed
http://www.kait8.com/story/19149968/jpd-suspect-shot-himself-in-patrol-car-while-handcuffed

Young Boy Shot to Death by Cop Moments After Sitting Down to Watch a Movie in His Home
http://filmingcops.com/young-boy-shot-to-death-by-cop-moments-after-sitting-down-to-watch-a-movie-in-his-home/

Additional reading:

7 Shocking Examples of Cops Getting Away With Brutal Attacks
http://www.alternet.org/story/149399/7_shocking_examples_of_cops_getting_away_with_brutal_attacks

How the Police Get Away With Murder
http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/05/how-the-police-get-away-with-murder/

Code of Silence Culture Exists
http://www.police-corruption.com/code-of-silence-culture-exists/

Newark police to be monitored by federal watchdog, sources say
http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/02/justice_department_will_place_federal_monitor_over_newark_police_sources_say.html

US cops tried to erase online evidence of brutality
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkUKW8NtJdE

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