Just A Few “Bad Apples”

I know you have heard the term “bad apples” referring to those cops that are caught beating and abusing the public and why should all cops be punished for the acts of a few “bad apples”?

There seems to have been 85,000 investigations of police wrong doing…in the past decade…..

At least 85,000 law enforcement officers across the USA have been investigated or disciplined for misconduct over the past decade, an investigation by USA TODAY Network found.

Officers have beaten members of the public, planted evidence and used their badges to harass women. They have lied, stolen, dealt drugs, driven drunk and abused their spouses.

Despite their role as public servants, the men and women who swear an oath to keep communities safe can generally avoid public scrutiny for their misdeeds.

The records of their misconduct are filed away, rarely seen by anyone outside their departments. Police unions and their political allies have worked to put special protections in place ensuring some records are shielded from public view, or even destroyed.

Reporters from USA TODAY, its affiliated newsrooms across the country and the nonprofit Invisible Institute in Chicago spent more than a year creating the biggest collection of police misconduct records.

Obtained from thousands of state agencies, prosecutors, police departments and sheriffs, the records detail at least 200,000 incidents of alleged misconduct, much of it previously unreported. The records obtained include more than 110,000 internal affairs investigations by hundreds of individual departments and more than 30,000 officers who were decertified by 44 state oversight agencies.


Sorry but those numbers stated in the article are a bit more than a “few bad apples”…..

But not to worry…all politicians are jumping on the bandwagon of reform…..not of which will actually change anything.

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10 thoughts on “Just A Few “Bad Apples”

  1. Complaints against police are also common here, though much lower figures of coourse, due to the difference in population.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I have seen the transition in my city over the past 30 years from ‘friend’ of the community to Gestapo tactics with black gloves and black uniforms…..nothing about this say ‘friend”…..chuq

  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    My sentiments exactly!! … “There seems to have been 85,000 investigations of police wrongdoing … in the past decade! Sorry but those numbers stated in the article are a bit more than a “few bad apples” …

  3. I’m getting the uncomfortable feeling that the officers in Atlanta who were involved in Mr. Brooks’ death are gonna become the designated “example makers” and given the harshest charges and highest sentences when they go to trial. But the uncomfortable feeling is largely because it would be a Hail Mary play in hopes that most people would be satisfied and things could quietly go back to the status quo.

    Get rid of for-profit prisons (that would help prevent dumb arrests just to keep the prisons full per contractual obligations). Police training improvement is needed (and community services brought back to life). De-FANG the police. Treat people like people and stop the crap with the “us vs. them.”

    And let the cops that quit in solidarity in Buffalo enjoy their days as fry cooks or greeters at Walmart. No more policing for them, because they’d be solidly against any whistleblower in their midst and probably kill them.

    1. Examples are needed but not just one…many more to let the police and its unions know that they will not be protected.

      I want to see a registry of all the cops that have been abusing the public….so they are not hired by any other department……chuq

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