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86. I'm sure the flourishing privatized prison industry has nothing to do with this.
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  -We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former detective testifies meow2u3  Oct-13-11 09:55 AM   #0 
  - It isnt just New York City.  Scruffy1   Oct-13-11 10:01 AM   #1 
  - Yes it does....  midnight   Oct-13-11 10:38 AM   #16 
  - Yes, 60 Minutes had an episode covering false drug arrests in Tulia, Texas sometime back  Uncle Joe   Oct-13-11 11:11 AM   #25 
  - I lived in Brooklyn 30 years ago and  RoccoR5955   Oct-13-11 02:01 PM   #70 
  - And in more than just drug cases, too  jmowreader   Oct-13-11 05:08 PM   #92 
  - first damned thing I thought too. I know there's drugballs all over, yes, but...  Divine Discontent   Oct-13-11 07:40 PM   #107 
  - +100 Exactly  Xicano   Oct-13-11 08:53 PM   #114 
  - Yep.  DeSwiss   Oct-13-11 09:06 PM   #116 
  - With this detectives statement shouldn't all minor drug offenders be released?  sarcasmo   Oct-13-11 10:03 AM   #2 
  - for the most part  blueknight   Oct-13-11 10:05 AM   #3 
  - What do you expect? They are trained as liars from day one.  Hassin Bin Sober   Oct-13-11 10:17 AM   #8 
  - Quite a broad brush you're painting with.  SnowCritter   Oct-13-11 10:52 AM   #21 
  - Well you know DU  trumad   Oct-13-11 12:17 PM   #48 
  - The ones that aren't pigs are still protecting the ones that are.  Odin2005   Oct-13-11 12:30 PM   #54 
  - Which, in my opinion,  ronnie624   Oct-14-11 01:34 AM   #128 
  - The good cops cover for the bad cops.  Iggo   Oct-13-11 01:54 PM   #68 
  - Your brush is broader and better  liberation   Oct-13-11 02:02 PM   #71 
  - Every narc is a liar and a fraud.  theaocp   Oct-13-11 02:55 PM   #78 
  - To the extent ANY of them perpetuate the "blue wall of silence" ...  markpkessinger   Oct-13-11 02:58 PM   #79 
  - Speaking from personal experience and dating back to my teen years I am firmly in the corner of,  Citizen Worker   Oct-13-11 03:36 PM   #87 
  - only because  blueknight   Oct-13-11 06:36 PM   #102 
  - "they're the most honest and forthright people you'll ever meet...."  Dennis Donovan   Oct-13-11 05:11 PM   #93 
  - I know, eh? What clownish thinking.  provis99   Oct-13-11 08:44 PM   #113 
     - That's right.  ronnie624   Oct-14-11 01:38 AM   #129 
  - That doesn't make sense to me  Juche   Oct-13-11 05:45 PM   #97 
  - LOL.  tabasco   Oct-13-11 07:11 PM   #104 
  - Just wondering your relation with them  ArcticFox   Oct-13-11 07:34 PM   #106 
  - My father worked with the police for many years and eventually became a part time cop.  1monster   Oct-13-11 08:55 PM   #115 
     - Correct! As a trivial example, I got pulled over a few years back...  Prana69   Oct-13-11 11:01 PM   #120 
        - Something like that happened to me too  walerosco   Oct-14-11 12:22 AM   #126 
  - I think the fact that our police force doesn't act like Central America's  caseymoz   Oct-13-11 11:59 AM   #44 
  - I would care to distinquish that  Newest Reality   Oct-13-11 10:15 AM   #6 
  - You lost me. Rehabilitation of corrupt cops is what's called for. The people DIDN'T USE DRUGS  saras   Oct-13-11 10:24 AM   #11 
  - That was an aside in response to post #2, if that helps.  Newest Reality   Oct-13-11 10:33 AM   #14 
  - I get they were framed. The drug laws need changed.  sarcasmo   Oct-13-11 11:47 AM   #36 
  - In other words, drugs YOU approve of.  Dutchmaster   Oct-13-11 04:40 PM   #91 
     - Your logic is, "it's bad because it's really illegal otherwise it wouldn't be really illegal  Warren DeMontague   Oct-14-11 04:05 AM   #132 
     - i know from first hand use that you can use the drugs you listed  reggie the dog   Oct-14-11 07:36 AM   #141 
  - Everything happening last week, and this week, in California  truedelphi   Oct-13-11 02:12 PM   #73 
  - "even despite the electoral wishes of an entire populace"  Enthusiast   Oct-13-11 02:59 PM   #80 
     - I was prepared to have to fight one of the  truedelphi   Oct-13-11 03:14 PM   #85 
  - Unfortunately it's not just the private prisons that are making tons of money on the system  stillwaiting   Oct-13-11 03:36 PM   #88 
     - textiles and oil too  reggie the dog   Oct-14-11 07:01 AM   #139 
  - They need to serve the time that all the innocent people spent in prison.  msanthrope   Oct-13-11 10:05 AM   #4 
  - And I bet most of the people who fell in their net weren't anglo-americans.  The Backlash Cometh   Oct-13-11 10:06 AM   #5 
  - You can take that to the bank.  Enthusiast   Oct-13-11 03:02 PM   #81 
  - Of course not! It's all just a coincidence!!  Blue_Tires   Oct-13-11 03:09 PM   #84 
  - white middle class probably not, white working class yes  reggie the dog   Oct-14-11 07:26 AM   #140 
  - In which case......  Uben   Oct-13-11 10:17 AM   #7 
  - The Knapp Commission, the Mollen Commission and yet some people still haven't learned...  PoliticAverse   Oct-13-11 10:18 AM   #9 
  - When they brought asset forfeiture into it, then you know they would have quotas.  caseymoz   Oct-13-11 10:24 AM   #10 
  - Came here to say this.  Atypical Liberal   Oct-13-11 10:25 AM   #12 
  - +1 /nt  October   Oct-13-11 12:27 PM   #51 
  - It's only logical.  Enthusiast   Oct-13-11 03:03 PM   #82 
  - Next you'll be telling us there are quotas for parking tickets... n/t  PoliticAverse   Oct-13-11 10:38 AM   #15 
  - But it's not much like parking quotas, really.  caseymoz   Oct-13-11 11:28 AM   #31 
  - DING DING DING!  KamaAina   Oct-13-11 11:50 AM   #38 
  - In other news...  Iggo   Oct-13-11 10:33 AM   #13 
  - I am shocked, just shocked, that this happened in America! lol  krabigirl   Oct-13-11 10:44 AM   #17 
  - Man! I bet the private prison industry is shitting bricks...  KansDem   Oct-13-11 10:44 AM   #18 
  - Indeed.  LuvNewcastle   Oct-13-11 02:49 PM   #76 
  - +1, Cui Bono is always the question.  napoleon_in_rags   Oct-13-11 09:53 PM   #119 
  - We need to get rid of the controlled substance act.  iscooterliberally   Oct-13-11 10:50 AM   #19 
  - not just kicking down doors  newspeak   Oct-14-11 10:58 AM   #142 
     - There's a memorial to these folks on Drug War Rant  iscooterliberally   Oct-14-11 02:16 PM   #149 
  - Drug War is simply another avenue for elites to corrupt government, police and society --  defendandprotect   Oct-13-11 10:51 AM   #20 
  - Just like drug testing has been used to get rid of workers the...  Hubert Flottz   Oct-13-11 11:28 AM   #30 
     - We're reliving the early days of Germany and intimidation of citizens .....  defendandprotect   Oct-13-11 12:24 PM   #50 
  - But if they were convicted by a jury, they must be guilty!  Kingofalldems   Oct-13-11 11:03 AM   #22 
  - The Inevitable Result  thetimchannel   Oct-13-11 11:03 AM   #23 
  - Bombshell testimony? We'd see that all the time in old movies and teevee shows.  valerief   Oct-13-11 11:08 AM   #24 
  - I'll bet you any amount of money, that New York is not the only city  Hubert Flottz   Oct-13-11 11:12 AM   #26 
  - Shocked! Shocked, I say!  Warren DeMontague   Oct-13-11 11:17 AM   #27 
  - I'll go way out on a limb here and say that this revelation  russspeakeasy   Oct-13-11 11:23 AM   #28 
  - Quotas for the private prisons? n/t  malaise   Oct-13-11 11:25 AM   #29 
  - New York doesn't have privatized prisons. n/t  PoliticAverse   Oct-13-11 05:30 PM   #96 
     - It is true that New York does not have private prisons on its soil, however  ooglymoogly   Oct-13-11 11:09 PM   #121 
        - The article in question concertned arrests by New York City Police, not the federal government. n/t  PoliticAverse   Oct-14-11 12:04 AM   #125 
           - So you are saying; no drug crimes, for which the NYPD make arrests;  ooglymoogly   Oct-14-11 11:21 AM   #143 
  - I keep saying this, but the war on drugs = fascism  Taverner   Oct-13-11 11:30 AM   #32 
  - I have a slight disagreement with you....I think it is their "owners"  russspeakeasy   Oct-13-11 11:54 AM   #41 
  - Yes, but the Nuremberg Defense doesn't cut it for me  Taverner   Oct-13-11 11:57 AM   #43 
  - Excellent point. They are the soldiers, The owners I was referring to  russspeakeasy   Oct-13-11 11:59 AM   #45 
  - I agree. Knowingly ruining lives by false drug charges is unforgivable.  October   Oct-13-11 12:30 PM   #53 
  - I think you've got a point, as well, but...  FiveGoodMen   Oct-13-11 02:07 PM   #72 
     - yup !  russspeakeasy   Oct-13-11 04:08 PM   #90 
  - So I would like to hear how you plan to replace the cops  Confusious   Oct-13-11 02:40 PM   #74 
  - How about actually having cops keep our society ordered? Instead of chasing hippies...  Taverner   Oct-13-11 03:06 PM   #83 
  - I think they do  Confusious   Oct-13-11 07:28 PM   #105 
  - How about we just stop having them waste time on what consenting adults are doing w/their own bodies  Warren DeMontague   Oct-14-11 04:06 AM   #133 
  - They're charged with enforcing the laws of the country  Confusious   Oct-14-11 02:18 PM   #150 
     - The laws should be changed.  Warren DeMontague   Oct-14-11 02:58 PM   #152 
        - I don't think they have that much latitude  Confusious   Oct-14-11 05:55 PM   #155 
  - We must elect a congress that is intelligent enough to change these  ooglymoogly   Oct-14-11 11:49 AM   #144 
     - which laws would those be?  Confusious   Oct-14-11 02:20 PM   #151 
        - What an inane question. nwat  ooglymoogly   Oct-14-11 08:45 PM   #156 
           - If you knew,  Confusious   Oct-15-11 12:45 AM   #157 
  - Thank you for the message  ArcticFox   Oct-13-11 07:46 PM   #108 
  - Draconian drug law nourishes unbridled fascism and makes it ok.  ooglymoogly   Oct-13-11 11:31 AM   #33 
  - I wonder if part of this is sour apples on the detectives part and if hes only saying this  cstanleytech   Oct-13-11 11:45 AM   #34 
  - lol....  fascisthunter   Oct-13-11 12:19 PM   #49 
  - Yeah...thats it. Committing felony perjury for the sake of revenge.  ooglymoogly   Oct-13-11 01:50 PM   #66 
     - I'm not saying thats what he is doing nor did I say I believe it  cstanleytech   Oct-13-11 04:08 PM   #89 
  - It's just a slight bit farther jump to believe drugs are illegal  Trillo   Oct-13-11 11:46 AM   #35 
  - Maybe not full on tinfoil...  Iggo   Oct-13-11 01:51 PM   #67 
  - Or that they can make ridiculous profits by BOTH bringing em into the country AND "fighting" them?  Warren DeMontague   Oct-14-11 04:12 AM   #134 
  - It is far past time to legalize drugs.  slay   Oct-13-11 11:50 AM   #37 
  - Just more of the out of control, Police Militia...  SoapBox   Oct-13-11 11:50 AM   #39 
  - I pray we reach 'the tipping point' before more lives are destroyed  duhneece   Oct-13-11 11:53 AM   #40 
  - New York's Finest!  LiberalFighter   Oct-13-11 11:54 AM   #42 
  - Not surprising. n/t  ingac70   Oct-13-11 12:08 PM   #46 
  - Only a few bad apples ....again and again.  L0oniX   Oct-13-11 12:14 PM   #47 
  - +1 /nt  October   Oct-13-11 12:31 PM   #55 
  - Oh dear, there must be a few good apples left in this barrel...  GliderGuider   Oct-13-11 01:07 PM   #59 
  - More like, only a few bad apple trees, or orchards.  ooglymoogly   Oct-13-11 01:59 PM   #69 
  - the cops are just a government-supported organized crime ring.  Odin2005   Oct-13-11 12:28 PM   #52 
  - and to think there are still people  shanti   Oct-13-11 12:36 PM   #56 
  - Fucking. Pigs.  kath   Oct-13-11 12:48 PM   #57 
  - Hey, coppers!!! There's always Wall Street and the Big Banks...  KansDem   Oct-13-11 01:07 PM   #58 
  - This is our great criminal justice system..  Stuart G   Oct-13-11 01:08 PM   #60 
  - Another victory in the insane War on Drugs.  Flatulo   Oct-13-11 01:14 PM   #61 
  - they don't want to clear prison space - prisoners are free labor nt  TBF   Oct-13-11 01:21 PM   #62 
  - We do the things that sound good to a majority of people.  No Elephants   Oct-13-11 11:34 PM   #122 
  - Why am I NOT surprised. This crap and similar goes on all over USA, Inc. n/t  RKP5637   Oct-13-11 01:24 PM   #63 
  - Well quell supreeeeeeeez.  ooglymoogly   Oct-13-11 01:40 PM   #64 
  - War on Drugs = Opportunity  get the red out   Oct-13-11 01:46 PM   #65 
  - The brain dead compassion-less republicans don't give a shit-Fuck others is their cold-hearted motto  GreenTea   Oct-13-11 02:44 PM   #75 
  - I knew this happened but I did not know  Enthusiast   Oct-13-11 02:50 PM   #77 
  - I'm sure the flourishing privatized prison industry has nothing to do with this.  Blue Owl   Oct-13-11 03:18 PM   #86 
  - And you'd be right as New York doesn't have privatized prisons. n/t  PoliticAverse   Oct-13-11 05:29 PM   #95 
  - K & R (n/t)  bread_and_roses   Oct-13-11 05:19 PM   #94 
  - So disturbing  democrank   Oct-13-11 05:57 PM   #98 
  - The war on drugs has cost us how much?  PuffedMica   Oct-13-11 06:08 PM   #99 
  - So not much different than Ukraine then.  Arrowhead2k1   Oct-13-11 06:10 PM   #100 
  - Great job, NYPD. No wonder you're protecting the 1%.  Dont call me Shirley   Oct-13-11 06:33 PM   #101 
  - I'm sure this is a common practice elsewhere, too....  mike_c   Oct-13-11 07:08 PM   #103 
  - I was about to write "un-fucking-believeable" but it really isn't. nt  Deep13   Oct-13-11 07:59 PM   #109 
  - Insanity  Bloodinout   Oct-13-11 08:05 PM   #110 
  - In Tulsa Ok they've had to throw out many cases and release something like 40 or so people so far  madokie   Oct-13-11 08:12 PM   #111 
  - Cops are a necessary evil. Thats the way its been for over a hundred years.  demosincebirth   Oct-13-11 08:21 PM   #112 
     - At this point I'd rather live in a world with cops as to live in a world without cops  madokie   Oct-14-11 05:38 AM   #137 
     - I agree with you, but I do my best not to have any interaction with any cop.  demosincebirth   Oct-14-11 12:34 PM   #145 
        - As far as walking over to the other side of the street if need be or chance avails itself  madokie   Oct-14-11 03:21 PM   #153 
     - That does not mean it is necessary to condone their evil /nt  Dragonfli   Oct-14-11 05:39 AM   #138 
        - Did you read my post? I, certainly, don't condone the evil that they do.  demosincebirth   Oct-14-11 12:38 PM   #146 
  - fabricated?  jowsybart   Oct-13-11 09:25 PM   #117 
  - I find it completely disgusting. The organizational culture needs an overhaul...  Historic NY   Oct-13-11 09:33 PM   #118 
  - If you made your living as a cop, day in and day out for 40 to 50 years, give or take,  No Elephants   Oct-13-11 11:53 PM   #123 
  - K & R  walerosco   Oct-13-11 11:56 PM   #124 
  - K&R  leftstreet   Oct-14-11 12:43 AM   #127 
  - K&R. It was only a matter of time until someone broke the code of silence.  Ignis   Oct-14-11 01:47 AM   #130 
  - Land of the Free?  HCE SuiGeneris   Oct-14-11 02:30 AM   #131 
  - Geez, ALL COPS are bad??  DiverDave   Oct-14-11 05:00 AM   #135 
  - Everything's corrupt here. Schools, cops, city gov't.  Smarmie Doofus   Oct-14-11 05:32 AM   #136 
  - I think that all law enforcement should have to take a  newspeak   Oct-14-11 01:05 PM   #147 
  - Republi cons are running roughshod over this country  ooglymoogly   Oct-14-11 01:40 PM   #148 
  - the War on Drugs in action - this is a systemic failure  RainDog   Oct-14-11 05:12 PM   #154 
  - clean as a hounds tooth.  miyazaki   Oct-15-11 11:34 AM   #158 
  - Billion-dollar prison industry...  clinton4life2011   Oct-15-11 01:58 PM   #159 

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