Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Police Code of Silence - The problem and the solution

From, "Blue Must be True" - The police Code of Silence is a self-perpetuating danger to public safety.

The only way it will be overcome is when laws requiring complete transparency of all police conduct and training are in place and the public is allowed, by law, its inherent right to oversee law enforcement. That is the only way to significantly change the police culture which fosters the Code of Silence.

In order for that to occur, many people, civilians and ethical law enforcement officers, need to get on board. For some civilians, it may mean getting off the couch. For some police, it may mean growing a backbone.

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