Originally Posted by FrankGator627
As a criminal defense attorney, I wish more prosecutors and judges cared about this type of stuff.
I had a "Resisting officer without violence" charge recently. Luckily, a friend of my defendant video recorded the whole thing on his cell phone. The police report said the defendant was resisting and refusing to get on the ground.
The video showed the defendant lay on the ground then proceed to get kicked over and over again by a police officer while the K9 barked and came within inches of biting him in the face.
The prosecutor was like, well, if you don't have the cameraman then you can't introduce the video so why should I drop the case?
Finally, the day of trial...they dropped the case.
I've had a DUI with a .01 breath result and no drugs or alcohol found in the urine. The same cop arrested a different client with .00 and no drugs or urine in the system.
Surely the politicians at the highest and lowest levels of government know that stuff like this is happening, yet they do practically nothing about it. If they do happen to do something about it, it's usually little more than paying lip service to the problem or passing some token legislation that does nothing to fix the problem.
So, the pertinent question is "why"? Why are police forces out of control and why aren't the politicians doing anything about it? And why is Washington working to militarize so many local police forces around the nation and provide them with tanks, drones, and armor?
Our government is essentially broke, but it sends billions in funds and equipment around the nation to various police departments to buy influence and control. Why? What's the agenda? It appears to me that our government is either preparing for something that they suspect will happen down the road (economic collapse, civil war, insurrection, martial law, civilian detention, full-spectrum police state, etc...), or that our government is working to convert civilian police departments into a sort of quasi-occupying army for some unannounced purpose.
Perhaps it's a combination of both.