To protect and serve OURSELVES
Police Corruption and brutality has led many people to wonder the police are friends or foes. Police have been engaging in brutal and corrupt activities for the longest of time. During the Political Era of policing, corruption and brutality was the culture of the police departments. Unfortunately that still hasn't changed today. Police officers are steady engaging in corrupt activities for personal gain. There has been unlawful acts of brutality and social injustices. My question is can it stop? The answer is simply no. Police officers can extort people, accept bribes and gratuities. These a ways that our neighborhood "friends" abuse their power for personal gain.
Police corruption carries high costs. Corruption is a criminal act and police corruption detracts from the integrity of the police and tarnishes the public image of law enforcement. Also corruption protects other criminal activity such as drug dealing and prostitution. Protected criminal activities are often lucrative sources of income for organized crime. Police know these risks but continue to act in this manner. That is because they have protection of the law and members of the department. These people are the rotten apples.
Before I end my blog i would like to point out the most corrupt agencies in the United States. The NYPD, LAPD, CPD. These are all departments I saw as movie or TV depictions. This is sad, the major cities in the US have no control through the police. These officers no longer believe in protecting and serving. They care about protecting and serving themselves. However there is a way to regulate these corrupt officials and that is by means of Internal Affairs. These members have caught many officers who have decided to be on the opposite side of the law in which they are enforcing. The only thing to do is continue to seek out corrupt officers because professional training obviously has no effect.