Saturday, October 29, 2011

NYPD Ticket Fixing Seems Lame by Comparison

Compared to gun-running and planting drugs on innocent people, this seems fairly benign. Except to point out the culture of corruption. Indictments Reveal Police Procedures for Ticket-Fixing - NYTimes.com
The indictments suggest that union trustees and delegates were often busy tracking down and intercepting tickets to make them disappear for friends and relatives of other officers.

In May 2010, for example, Officer Scott handled tickets on 11 days alone, according to the indictment, including two separate tickets on a single day.
Because obeying the insignificant parking laws shouldn't apply to cops, their families or their friends. (Who do you think they are? The "Little People?")
The more than 1,000 pages of court papers also revealed far more serious allegations, including those ascribed to an officer caught in a sting transporting, prosecutors say, what he believed was heroin and stealing $20,000 from a motel room.
The lawyers want to claim that because they didn't accept bribes (do your friends have to bribe you for an easy favor? Or will they just buy the first round at the bar tonight?) that this isn't corruption.

I suppose it is just cops being cops.

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