No Presumption Exists For Police To Be a Liars!
By Team Legistify / 2016-04-01
We do not speak of rational people today. We speak of the criminal justice system. And the criminal justice system is choked with people it has thoroughly captured people irrationally convinced of, or indifferent to, the credibility of people.

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Police lying is no "little secret" . Juries, particularly in our urban criminal courts, are thoroughly capable of discounting police testimony as unbelievable, unreliable, and even mendacious. Judges, prosecutors and defence attorneys report that police perjury is commonplace, and even police officers themselves concede that lying is a regular feature of the life of a cop.

Scandals involving police misconduct brutality, corruption, criminality are regularly featured in the daily newspapers, and periodic investigation reports and Blue Ribbon commissions come up with the same conclusions police scandals are cyclical, official misconduct, corruption, brutality, and criminality are endemic, and necessarily, so is police lying to disguise and deny it.

Expected To Lie as a part of Good Practice

Police officers can be expected to omit, redact, and even lie on their police reports, sworn or unsworn it they will conceal or misrepresent to cover up corruption and brutality, they are trained to deceive citizens during investigations as part of good police practice, they will obscure facts, and even lie, to cover up the misconduct of fellow officers. "Additionally, command practice and policy gives officers every incentive to lie to cover for lack of productivity or to aggrandize themselves for recognition and promotion. And yes, police officers will commit perjury in our courts of law."

Incentive To Lie

We do not speak of rational people today. We speak of the criminal justice system. And the criminal justice system is choked with people it has thoroughly captured people irrationally convinced of, or indifferent to, the credibility of people.

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