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    Re: What Is Causing Police Corruption?

    To be fair, there also seems to be a rise in cops doing good deeds too! If you have FB I'm sure you've seen the photo ops!

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    Re: What Is Causing Police Corruption?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    There is no high level of police corruption in the US. An occasional corrupt cop or two doesn't mean corruption is rampant.People have easier access to video cameras and those video cameras are a standard feature on our phones. So it makes sense that when police misconduct happens it will get exposed a lot easier compared to twenty or thirty years ago when most people did not have cameras and those that had video cameras did not carry them 24/7.

    Depends on what you mean by "high level." Only one out of a 100 Catholic priests is a child molester, but historically each of them can perform the deed dozens if not hundreds of times over the course of a career. It doesn't take a huge number of people to cause a "high level" of corruption.
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    Re: What Is Causing Police Corruption?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    It seems that with the advent of the camera-phone, police are being shown to engage in criminal behavior far more frequently than ever before. I can only think of three things.

    1) Cameraphones affect a cop's brain causing them to be more corrupt when on film.

    2) Police have always had a high level of corruption, but cameraphones allows it to be caught on camera.

    3) The police departments have bloated budgets so they hire any droog off the street to fill their rosters.

    4) Cops have too much time on their hands and so they engage in corruption for excitement.
    Left wing manufactured narratives are causing all of the Police corruption.

    Blatant misrepresentations of individual cases where Police jusifiably used deadly force against a violent assailant is whats causing all of the Police corruption.

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    Re: What Is Causing Police Corruption?

    Imo, police are no more or less corrupt then they ever have been (probably less, I would guess).

    The MAIN reason people think they are more corrupt is...smartphone cameras.

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    Re: What Is Causing Police Corruption?

    There are too many movies about corrupt cops engaging in conspiracy, etc. and that is brainwashing people into thinking it is an epidemic.

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    Re: What Is Causing Police Corruption?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    It seems that with the advent of the camera-phone, police are being shown to engage in criminal behavior far more frequently than ever before. I can only think of three things.

    1) Cameraphones affect a cop's brain causing them to be more corrupt when on film.

    2) Police have always had a high level of corruption, but cameraphones allows it to be caught on camera.

    3) The police departments have bloated budgets so they hire any droog off the street to fill their rosters.

    4) Cops have too much time on their hands and so they engage in corruption for excitement.
    Is your question implying that it's drastically going up?
    I don't think it's going up at all. I feel the vast majority of law enforcement is not corrupt.

    To answer your question though in general its "power" and "authority". Those things always breed "some" corruption. It's just in the info and tech age we see more of it first hand.

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    Re: What Is Causing Police Corruption?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    It seems that with the advent of the camera-phone, police are being shown to engage in criminal behavior far more frequently than ever before. I can only think of three things.

    1) Cameraphones affect a cop's brain causing them to be more corrupt when on film.

    2) Police have always had a high level of corruption, but cameraphones allows it to be caught on camera.

    3) The police departments have bloated budgets so they hire any droog off the street to fill their rosters.

    4) Cops have too much time on their hands and so they engage in corruption for excitement.
    #2, but as we don't have much video from decades pas there's no way to prove it.
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    Re: What Is Causing Police Corruption?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    It seems that with the advent of the camera-phone, police are being shown to engage in criminal behavior far more frequently than ever before. I can only think of three things.

    1) Cameraphones affect a cop's brain causing them to be more corrupt when on film.

    2) Police have always had a high level of corruption, but cameraphones allows it to be caught on camera.

    3) The police departments have bloated budgets so they hire any droog off the street to fill their rosters.

    4) Cops have too much time on their hands and so they engage in corruption for excitement.
    I'm going with option 5.

    People are more likely to film unreasonable/corrupt police behavior than reasonable police behavior.
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    Re: What Is Causing Police Corruption?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    It is definitely number two. And corruption IS high.
    Again, "high" is a relative term. When you claim it's corruption n the police is (currently) high, what are you comparing it to? Higher than in the police in the past, higher than in other fields, high because it isn't zero? Of course once you've established what you're comparing, you need to support your definitive claim.

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    Re: What Is Causing Police Corruption?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I'm going with option 5.

    People are more likely to film unreasonable/corrupt police behavior than reasonable police behavior.
    Of course, but if it weren't there to begin with there wouldn't be anything to film.
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    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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