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    Re: We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former

    This happens again and again over time in the narcotics divisions of police forces. Officers spend too much time around all the money and drugs and they get corrupted. Some really good cops get caught up in the culture. They ought to have a limit to the amount of time they let a cop spend in the narcotics divisions. They need to turn them over often. Of course I don't believe in our drug laws either. We need a serious overhaul in drug laws and enforcement.

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    Re: We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Drug Charges don't have their own courts.... so how many judges are employed SPECIFICALLY to handle drugs???

    Narcotics Police Squads are created out of EXISTING police officers... nobody gets hired on a department as a narcotics squad member.

    The DEA would still have plenty of work to do dealing with already legal via prescription drugs, and ensuring that there doesn't remain an underground drug trade network avoiding the taxation if said drugs became legal.

    Prosecutors would still exist because there are still crimes to prosecute.

    Defense attorneys would still exist because Ive never heard of a defense attorney who only defends drug charges. (Specialize yes, only do? no)

    Prison Guards would still exist because there would still be inmates.

    Wardens would still exist because there would still be prisons.

    If anything, many of those involved in organized crime that are serving time under drug charges would be there for something else by now. Many people are attracted to crime, just like many underage kids love drinking booze until they turn 21... then it just ain't all that special anymore.
    You know, I'm going to say that I agree with you on a lot of that.

    But I think all of those things should apply to more serious crimes rather than drug charges.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What are you even talking about? I hold them all accountable...the coppers that succumb to dishonest superiors...and the superiors themselves. I give those who succumb no quarter.
    They ARE all accountable. 2 prosecutors and 2 court reporters here in Houston are about to be indicted on felony charges. The 2 reporters were leaking grand jury testimony to the prosecutors, in regard to the investigation over police officers arresting people for DWI, while knowing that the tests, conducted from BAT vans, were flawed. A whisleblower was both threatened and fired. As a result of this investigation, Harris County is longer authorized to run the BAT vans, as all the vans have been turned over to the DPS, and there are about a dozen police officers who are about to lose their job, and some of them may end up in prison for official oppression. This is probably the worst law enforcement scandal in the history of Houston.

    In addition, there are several other cases that are working their way through grand juries, both local and federal. Those I cannot comment on, as I am a potential witness in one of those cases.
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    Re: We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Just when I thought I could agree with you, you come up with this: "I'm sure they got pressure from their superiors to make these arrests." As if this somehow excuses them from disenfranchising hundreds of people of their freedom, costing millions of dollars in public defender and private-pay, destroying families...all with trumped up charges. Good grief. Blame the coppers, for God's sake. I swear, there's no accountability any more.
    Oh...you need to read some studies...It's human nature to follow command even when it commands to do something wrong.

    The Standford Experiment and the "shock experiments" show this.

    As samsmart says right below your post, it doesn't excuse them, but it does explain how otherwise good people do outrageously bad things.

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    Re: We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    They ARE all accountable. 2 prosecutors and 2 court reporters here in Houston are about to be indicted on felony charges. The 2 reporters were leaking grand jury testimony to the prosecutors, in regard to the investigation over police officers arresting people for DWI, while knowing that the tests, conducted from BAT vans, were flawed. A whisleblower was both threatened and fired. As a result of this investigation, Harris County is longer authorized to run the BAT vans, as all the vans have been turned over to the DPS, and there are about a dozen police officers who are about to lose their job, and some of them may end up in prison for official oppression. This is probably the worst law enforcement scandal in the history of Houston.

    In addition, there are several other cases that are working their way through grand juries, both local and federal. Those I cannot comment on, as I am a potential witness in one of those cases.
    Cases such as you cite are the exception to the rule, not the rule itself.

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    Re: We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former

    Salaried heads should be rolling. Where did these quotas come from? We should be planting drugs on THEM, and arresting THEM on drugs charges....see how they like it. Put them in the same cell with the folks they framed.
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