A respectful, disciplined cop, who doesn’t trample the rights of individuals, is a great asset to any society. What happens, though, when police training goes from respecting the rights of citizens and morphs into utter apathy towards people? Here’s what happens: law abiding people are taken from their homes and vehicles and are detained. Officers begin to use fake evidence to conduct false arrests just to get information or money, or to fulfill their own power trip. Innocent people spend time behind bars. Glaring evidence of this is noted in the recent arrest of Miss USA Westchester beauty Queen pageant winner Kristy Abreu.
Beauty queen pageant winner harassed and jailed
According to pageant winner Abreu, NYPD pulled her and her mom over on their way to her next event. What was thought to be a basic traffic stop turned into a nightmare for the two ladies.
The 19-year-old pageant winner said, “The best way to describe it, we were literally treated like animals – both of us. We showed them valid license, registration, plates,” but she said, “No one would listen.”
“They threw mom against the car and they handcuffed her,” Abreu continued, claiming the officers taunted her further, “They were like, ‘Oh, where’s the party?'” Abreu said.
The officers then continued to frisk and handcuff the two women, confiscating the sash and crown of the beauty queen, who was dressed up and headed to her next event. They were further humiliated and detained in a cell at the 32nd Precinct in Harlem.
The officers have justified the entire arrest on the notion that the car the ladies were driving had come up stolen according to their police computer system.
Now the stolen car claim is being called a computer glitch.
Abreu and her mother have filed suit against the NYPD for $210 million.
Commissioner Ray Kelly said he could not comment but the NYPD is further investigating the matter.
St. Louis officers set up innocents for years, raped women
When rights are devalued and officers are trained unethically and allowed to abuse their power, innocent people get become victims of those whom they trust. Take a look at what happened for years in the Uplands Park municipality in Saint Louis, MO:
A band of out of control officers got away with raping escorts in their
own police station. False arrests were used to extract money from
innocent, out-of-state residents.
Stop and frisk procedures violate millions of people’s privacy
Around America, new police training tactics have turned what was once a respectful practice of law enforcement into a rights-stomping, unconstitutional juggernaut.
For instance, the multiple stop-and-frisk procedures in NYC, totaling over four million in the last decade, have stripped privacy and used racial profiling to extract information and rob people of their dignity. According to the NYPD themselves, 9 out of 10 times the people they unconstitutionally detain are innocent. These law enforcement training ideas are turning many citizens into skeptics of authority. This distrust creates a further divide between people of power and those who just want to be left alone. Police are morphing into abusers and they themselves don’t realize it. Innocents are turned into victims as true crime goes unpunished.
DUI checkpoints welcome culture of personal rights violations
Furthermore, DUI checkpoints, designed to keep intoxicated drivers off the streets, have become a beast all their own. The idea of DUI checkpoints is a mass assault on many American’s rights. Watch this video of a young man being stripped of his rights at a DUI checkpoint on July 4th, 2013:
The culture of abuse is becoming so pervasive. All in the name of “public safety,” these right-violating ideas are training police forces to welcome a violent slave state, void of personal liberty.
The Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution was strictly written to prevent these abuses and it must be respected and reinforced in the minds of those in positions of power:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
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