At 2/7/13 11:03 PM, Stretchysumo wrote:
Obviously he was corrupt, what do you expect when he's working with cops where corruption is the norm? If you refuse to believe that widespread police corruption in cities isn't real, you're entitled to that belief, but the sad truth is greed and hatred is a part of our human nature.
I want to clarify something; I didn't say that police corruption isn't real. I know cases where corruption did happen.
Now that we got that out of the way, how can you be so sure that his actions are caused by NYPD influence or policies? That one source you pointed out didn't state why NYPD is corrupted other than the officer's quotes.
Also, greed and hatred can come from outside sources not associated with NYPD, or from any police department for that matter. He could have been raised by abusive parents, been bullied frequently in school, and the list goes on.
I just linked one article about NYC, I could easily find more.
Please do, as one incident will not convince me otherwise.
Chicago, NYC, and LA are all notorious for corruption, just ask anyone who's dealt with cops in one of these cities. Even if you could deny NYPD was corrupt, you can't deny CPD and LAPD are completely corrupt.
I haven't looked much into Chicago, so I will give you the benefit of the doubt. Regarding LAPD however, Los Angeles can be a very violent city. The police there are probably much more strict compared to other police departments due to this. Unfortunately, some people who are law abiding citizens will not sit well with their procedures and will think negatively of them.
Does LAPD have a history of corruption? Absolutely. But with recent changes after the LA Riots of 1992, they are at least trying to head in the right direction.
Nothing will be done because the police cover their own asses. Police brutality is punished with a slap on the wrist. I'm not saying all police are corrupt, but the force in these cities specifically is undeniably corrupt.
We can agree that not all police are corrupt. However, crooked cops more than likely got away with only a slap on the wrist is due to lack of physical evidence, or an awful jury.