23 September 2014

Cops Who Commit Crimes Must Be Promptly Punished

Few things more greatly undermine the public's confidence in a police department than when the system shows them to be above the law.

All talk of equal justice and such is meaningless when in practice, those sworn to uphold the law are routinely allowed to disregard the law.

You can pick any town, or city in this country, and there are probably well publicized cases where police have clearly violated the law, but as if often the case, rather than be promptly arrested, -- as would be the case for the rest of us mere citizens -- the accused criminal cops are placed on extended periods of paid leave before any serious or disciplinary action is taken. If any is ever taken at all.

When officers break the law, they need to be arrested. Swiftly. Just like anyone else would be. The preferential treatment must stop.

No community will cooperate with the law, or work in partnership to help solve crime if they feel police are able to break the law and get away with it.

All the cameras in the world, be they dashcams, bodycams, or even hidden cams are worthless if there isn't the political will to aggressively pursue and prosecute, those who abuse the public trust, by abdicating their duty to uphold and protect the law.

Citizens should not be fooled by political overtures meant to seem as if accountability is being sought, when in  truth, where the rubber meets the road, nothing really happens.

Two months later, after brutally beating down a citizen, in a video that's been seen by anyone in Baltimore even half awake, Baltimore Police Officer Vincent Cosom is still being paid, and still uncharged with a crime. Despite the police commissioner, and even the mayor and others explicitly stating what they've seen on the video is inexcusable and unjustifiable, thus far, all we've gotten is cheap talk and no action.


Researcher, independent investigative journalist, and entrepreneur, A.F. James MacArthur has been a member of the underground news network for over 20 years. During this time, he's been a frequent subject of attack by government officials under the guise of law enforcement. Although closely watched and followed, he's often boycotted from being given any credit for his work by mainstream media.

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