Thursday, March 31, 2011

Every time I think about the mistraining of LE

that was described here, the more pissed I get. It boils down to "If you can't find evidence of an actual crime, here's how you can lie about what you did find so as to make an arrest anyway. Or at least put the guy under suspicion."

And that's exactly what it is: training these officers to lie under oath and- they hope- get away with it.

The people doing this 'training' should be fired. And any officer who follows their advice should also be fired, and forever banned from ever again wearing a badge; they're dishonoring the one they have now.


Keith said...

I had a quick check through Peel's Principles. That "training" directly conflicts with most of them.

If anyone had set out to discredit cops in the eyes of the general public, you couldn't really do better than that.

I'm guessing that it would probably receive murmurs of approval amongst our self styled elites tough...

It probably doesn't help my opinion of it that I've got a Solzhenitsyn novel as bed time reading, and our unbiased(tm) media and education system, fail to tell us that the Kolyma group of Gulags were the site of more deaths than the Auschwitz camps were. It's also telling that the spellcheck on my browser recognizes "Auschwitz" but not "Gulag".

Peel's Principles, from Wikipedia

1)The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.

2)The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon the public approval of police actions.

3)Police must secure the willing co-operation of the public in voluntary observation of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public.

4)The degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force.

5)Police seek and preserve public favour not by catering to public opinion, but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law.

6)Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice, and warning is found to be insufficient.

7)Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

8)Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions, and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary.

9)The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it.[2]

Keith said...

I'd better add, Just so it is absolutely clear,

I think Hitler would have murdered far more than he did, if Germany hadn't, thankfully, been over run,

I'm not using the comparison to temper the enormity of Hitler's crime, but to draw attention to the almost total popular ignorance of the larger crimes committed by the idols of our elites.

All the more so, that the left performs an obscene tu quoque by declaring Hitler and Mussolini to have been "right wing".

-bastard was one of theirs, as were Mussolini, Franco, the South African National Party, Galtieri...

Keith said...

Lost a comment somewhere