marshalledgar
2 years ago1,000+ Views
Business As Usual: Cop Corruption
I am starting a new series of cards called Business As Usual (BAU) to GET EVERYONE EVEN MORE PISSED at the blatant corruption in the American "justice" system. So, when you see BAU in the title, you'll know exactly what it's about and it'll get your heart rate pumping before you even read it. Feel free to use the BAU term yourself when you discover corruption and want to write a card about it.
In an article published on January 27th in Complex, it was reported that Chicago Cops are very busy keeping the cycle of police corruption up and running. Complex first learned and reported that "80 percent of the department's 850 dashcams didn't record audio due to what the police department's own investigation called "operator error or in some cases intentional destruction."
While the underbelly of Chicagoans pretty much have always known that the Chicago Police Department was a major hub for injustice and corruption--dating back to before the Daleys ran it--the straw that broke the camel's back stemmed from the Police shooting and death of unarmed black man, Laquan McDonald. Jason Van Dyke, the officer who pulled the trigger is awaiting trial for McDonald's murder.
But that's just one instance where a former cop has had charges brought against them. Imagine ALL THE OTHER TIMES CORRUPT COPS KILL (OR HARM) THAT DON'T GET PROSECUTED.
The same department that allowed audio/visual equipment to be destroyed, paid for by tax-payers, is also the same department that issued a report claiming a "70 percent increase in the amount of video uploaded after officers' shifts" since the McDonald murder and subsequent investigation into why 80% of dashcams were broken.

Do you believe them?

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@Bwolfgirl I'm on episode 4 of Making A Murderer. it's making my blood boil over
2 years ago·Reply
@marshalledgar I didn't start it with my parents, so I've only seen parts and that's all I've needed. It's insane what they've done to these people as if it was perfectly fine and reasonable - taking advantage of their station and the state of the families. It's absolutely asinine and infuriating knowing this has happened - and likely keeps happening - in our country
2 years ago·Reply
This seems like and awesome and really important topic:) there is so much wrong with our justice system, I totally believe we should be talking about it!
2 years ago·Reply
I actually took your advice @bwolfgirl. I watched the entire 10 episodes of Making A Murderer over the weekend and was overcome with rage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've said it before, There is a special place in HELL for people who subvert justice. SO INCREDIBLY INFURIATING
2 years ago·Reply
it really is. there was also a dateline special this past week on it and they still haven't been able to get further in the appeals - though a great deal of lawyers and organizations standing behind and helping them
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