A former New York narcotics detective has testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.
Anderson was arrested for planting cocaine, a practice known as “flaking,” on four men in a Queens bar in 2008 to help out a fellow officer, Henry Tavarez, whose “buy-and-bust” arrests had been low, the newspaper reported.
Words fail to describe the so many problems with this. The worst part of this is that it wasn’t the first time, and it most certainly wont be the last. The war on nouns not only destroys people who actually take part in the illicit trade, but it destroys those caught in the cross fire. People who are framed to further the quest for funding for those waging the war.
State Sponsored Criminal Count: 139 – Stephen Anderson
Because if you haven’t made your quota drug busts, just frame someone. If we miss our quota our funding will drop, their innocence doesn’t matter relative to our funding.
Reminded of by Alan.