Police officers explain how they’re encouraged to act in racist ways – video

Police officers explain how they’re encouraged to act in racist ways

“When you put any type of numbers on a police officer to perform, we are going to go to the most vulnerable.”

These skeptics might want to know that even some police officers are admitting they have a problem. In a recent investigation, several New York City police officers clearly described the issue to WNBC in New York:     

 As the officers describe it, the big problem is they are constantly encouraged to arrest and ticket as many people as possible to look like they’re doing their jobs. As a result, they target the most vulnerable communities. 
Even cops are coming forward to admit the corruption.
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  • Clyde Duncan  On July 28, 2016 at 9:09 pm

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    “I have had it completely with supporting public employees,” a reader writes as our thread on government pensions has rapidly deteriorated into a urination match over the merits of teachers.

    “As a taxpayer with no children who has worked his ass off for 32 years as a small-businessman by getting my rear end out of bed every morning at 3:30 am to go to the forest and run my timber company, working on bids for next month every night until sometimes 11 p.m. and then going out to personally walk every job we are bidding for on the weekends — all for the lovely privilege of a 1–3% pre-tax margin, as our industry has no safety net and such competition that you are immediately eliminated if you make a single misstep.

    “To hear these public employees bitch about how hard their life is working where they dip into their pockets to supply classrooms with a few consumables and they may work more than 9–3 makes me want to vomit.

    “They are the most coddled and fawned over in all of my direct experience with them. Get out in the real world and you teachers will have a different view. What the hell do you think those teachers over at the local private school make? Peanuts, I can tell you, as I went to one because my parents wanted me to receive a proper education free from socialistic indoctrination curriculum. Those teachers all drove old cars and didn’t have a lot of money but they were there to teach, not join a union.

    “Get over yourselves, for God’s sake!”

    The 5: We’re not going to get in the middle of this smack-down over teachers.

    All the same, we can’t resist stirring a different pot. Why isn’t some of the hostility directed at teacher unions also directed at police unions? Isn’t their lobbying prowess in state legislatures at least as strong? And do they not also aggressively go to bat for poor performers in their ranks?

    “Consider the binding arbitration that has become a standard feature of virtually all police contracts, which are often negotiated in secrecy,” writes Shikha Dalmia in The Week. “Binding arbitration allows cops to appeal any disciplinary action taken by their superiors to outside arbitrators such as retired judges.

    “In theory, these folks are supposed to be neutral third parties. In reality, they are usually in the pockets of unions and dismiss or roll back a striking two-thirds of all actions, even against cops with a history of abuse and excessive violence.

    “The upshot is that police chiefs are powerless to clean house, even as community complaints pile up. This is exactly what was happening in Baltimore when Freddie Gray died during his ride to the police station last year.”

    At least when a bad teacher screws up, taxpayers are usually on the hook for only his or her salary and benefits. Bad cops cost taxpayers millions in settlements from civil suits.

    One more thing: As long as the reader brought up what he does for a living, we’re compelled to point out logging tops the list of the deadliest occupations in America, with 111 deaths on the job for every 100,000 workers. Law enforcement doesn’t even make the top 10.

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