Friday, February 15, 2008

New Bill To Allow Police Misconduct Be Hidden From Public

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A new bill proposed at the legislature would allow for police to withhold misconduct reports from the public. Supporters of the bill believe that police misconduct should be kept secret from the public so to not discredit police testimony. Others say that a forthright police unit is essential to the community.

In September, Jared Massey was zapped with a taser by Trooper John Gardner. A video of the incident was recorded from Gardner’s patrol car. Gardner can be seen shocking Massey until he hits the ground while Massey’s wife screams from the side of their SUV.

More than a million people watched the video on “YouTube.” Massey was shocked to see his new found fame. The footage may have never been seen had Massey not made a records request to obtain the tape.

In Belgium there was a recent news report that 80% of Complaints about Police are unfounded. To say that number is exaggerated seems obvious, and to realize that what they probably mean to say with this is "shut the f*ck up" seems even more obvious. If we sit back and allow this BS the police state will no longer be just a conspiracy theory.

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