View Poll Results: Is Police corruption a serious problem in the USA?

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  • Yes, it is a serious problem.

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  • It is a problem, but not that bad.

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  • There are good cops and bad cops. Not too serious either way.

    6 17.14%
  • No, it's not that big of a problem

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    Re: Is Police corruption a serious problem in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I think corruption is rampant in America, but not just the police, not even just the penal system. Unions are corrupt, gov't agencies are corrupt, our politicians are corrupt, many of our religions are corrupt. Problem is that power and authority creates a climate of corruption that humans seem unable to resist for the most part, regardless of the purest initial intentions. Surely some individuals are above and beyond in all these categories, and more, so this is a generalization of humankind.
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    Re: Is Police corruption a serious problem in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    Please, excercise some caution here. Your Power of Positive Thinking is overwhelming ... Just teasing ! Just teasing !

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    Re: Is Police corruption a serious problem in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I know reality sucks. That said I'm surprisingly upbeat person considering how dark and cynical and.... my opinions and perspectives of reality can be.
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    Re: Is Police corruption a serious problem in the USA?

    the corruption in a society starts from its judicial system and police forces l think
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    Re: Is Police corruption a serious problem in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    the corruption in a society starts from its judicial system and police forces l think


    I personally think it starts from the ground up, with the general population. A generally corrupt society will have corrupt officials.
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    Re: Is Police corruption a serious problem in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    the corruption in a society starts from its judicial system and police forces l think
    Considering most societies didn't have actual police forces or police at all until really a century or two ago, yet we have had corruption as far back as recorded history, I'd say that government is more the cause than police or the judicial system.

    Justice until very recently was extremely corrupt, since there was no formal organization to it and/or it was handled by military forces or private groups (such as religious sects or families of victims) or by politicians.

    History of Law Enforcement - Police History

    We do much better today with preventing corruption than we ever did in the past, and we continue to get better. Unfortunately people continually raise their expectations for LE and the justice system with every single new advancement in LE or forensics or science/technology in general. And people as a whole have many faults. It would be pretty impossible to remove all corruption from any system, but especially one with power such as law enforcement or the justice system in general. The best thing is to continue to strive to do so as best we can.
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    Re: Is Police corruption a serious problem in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I personally think it starts from the ground up, with the general population. A generally corrupt society will have corrupt officials.
    but what made the society corrupt ?
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    Re: Is Police corruption a serious problem in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    but what made the society corrupt ?
    The reasoning ability of its people as a whole.

    If people feel free to justify illegal actions, based on how they feel, or on what they want, they will readily become corrupt. The legal system is a response to how the people are, and how they are expected to act.
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    Re: Is Police corruption a serious problem in the USA?

    Only in areas where other government agencies are getting caught at it as well. For the most part, no

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    Re: Is Police corruption a serious problem in the USA?

    The police themselves are not nearly so much the problem, as is the politicians who make the law and set policy.

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