The unsealed indictments contained more than 1,600 criminal counts, the bulk of them misdemeanors having to do with making tickets disappear as favors for friends, relatives and others with clout. But they also outlined more serious crimes, related both to ticket-fixing and drugs, grand larceny and unrelated corruption. Four of the officers were charged with helping a man get away with assault.
How messed up is that. Remember we’re all equal under the law unless you know some body. They’re caught though, how is this really a fully sponsored criminal I hear you ask. Well for starters they haven’t all been fired yet. Second:
A three-year investigation into the police’s habit of fixing traffic and parking tickets in the Bronx ended in the unsealing of indictments on Friday and a stunning display of vitriol by hundreds of off-duty officers, who converged on the courthouse to applaud their accused colleagues and denounce their prosecution.
All I can say is fire them. Fire every last stinking one of them. Unequal application of the law is the first sign of tyrrany. They felt that the law didn’t apply to their family or friends as it does apply to the rest of the public.
State Sponsored Criminal Count 157: NYPD – This is a blanket because they feel it’s their right to do this. There’s too damn many to count.
Because being a police officer means not only do you enforce the law, but you decide who the law applies to.