Corruption is a generalized social phenomenon; it continues to exist in all cultures, although many countries argue that they have eliminated corruption in higher authorities.
These countries believe that corruption only exists in bureaucratic societies; where each issue is dictated and dominated by a government; perhaps a corrupt government. I am sorry I disagree …
… Police corruption can be understood by a single officer or a group of officers, or it could even be an orthodox exercise of an entire police department!
So this led me to investigate a common complaint of injustice within society; Police Harassment and Victimization – Here are just a couple of headlines I found that support such complaints:
PHILADELPHIA POLICE ARREST AND FALSELY DETAINING WOMEN FOR THREE WEEKS ON DEFECTIVE POSITIVE DRUG TEST
PHILADELPHIA POLICE KILLED TWENTY CITIZENS IN 2006, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF INNOCENT UNARMED CITIZENS
NEW YORK CITY POLICE SHOOT THREE INNOCENT UNARMED BLACK MEN WHO KILL ONE MORE STILL ANOTHER SHOOTS AND THEN DOWN ANOTHER SURRENDERED MAN
I do not dispute the fact that many police officers are decent human beings who will go out of their way to do honest work for everyone they deal with. Many are honest and need the cooperation of an honest citizen. However, research suggests that corrupt police officers are abusing powers and that citizens are being harassed in some cases.
I decided to speak to someone about their experiences and their perspective on the law, a person who feels victimized and subjected to harassment.
Meet Tony Hayes:
Tony Hayes made no secret of the time he spent in custody for the assault on a janitor. He said that “the actions were in defense of myself and my ex-wife after a goalkeeper threatened us both with offensive weapons.”
However, prior to this, Tony had filed a complaint against several officers for harassment, as well as fictitious statements, malicious behavior, and unprofessional conduct.
How did the victimization start?
“It started after I first filed a complaint against an officer for libel and defamation of character; I did it because an officer was telling members of the public that I had been arrested for disorderly conduct while intoxicated, which I did not it was true”.
“I felt this was malicious and vindictive, as I was the owner of a Muay Thai boxing club at the time. This could ruin my reputation and my livelihood, so I filed a complaint against the officer.”
“Then they called me to the police station and I spoke with an inspector who promised me that he would do the incident from before (the defense of my ex-wife and I after a doorman threatened us both with extreme weapons) would disappear if I fell.” my complaint against your officer. “
“I refused and then he made a call to CPS right there and then a month later I was in court for this incident.”
“Since I filed that complaint, I have become a victim of police harassment, wrongful arrest, assault, whatever.”
What has happened recently regarding the case?
“Last week I had to report a crime of threatening conduct by an individual linked to the corrupt CID officer. I believe that he had a personal revenge against me because I named him in court; however, none of this can be found … such a coincidence “
“The individual linked to the corrupt CID seems to be claiming that I have been threatening him while I was at Warwick. Here’s the best part, though: he can’t remember a date!”
Has he been threatening you while you were at Warwick?
“No, and the funny thing is, I have not even been to Warwick and I have not seen this individual either. This is the same man who claims in court to live in fear for his life because of me …”
“The only time I contacted him was to warn him, as he indirectly threatened my 67-year-old father, which I have actually recorded on my mobile phone as evidence. Previous experiences with corrupt police officers have led me to take this guy. of shares “.
So what are they doing about it?
“Well, the police have decided to issue me a written warning for harassment!”
“I have told you that I have not even seen this man or been to Warwick and you would think that because this individual cannot remember the date, that could be some kind of clue that his evidence is not!” compatible! “
Did he threaten your father?
“Yes, and it so happens that because of these calls to my father and what they are going to do to him, he is actually selling the 28-year-old family home … However, the police refuse to act on the threat of this guy. “
“Since the threats to my father, I have taken no action other than logging into my website for fear that dealing directly with the police will again have a severe adverse effect on my life.”
How has this ordeal affected your life?
“It is useful for people to know that the lies of the police can damage their lives!”
“None other than some of the complaints from the Police are still on file and will affect me for the rest of my life, both personally and professionally.”
“The police actually gave certain details to members of the public and I was subjected to two blackmail attempts because of that. I couldn’t get started on this because they would go to the police and say I was threatening which of course, that means I end up in jail is and was a win-win situation. “
Tony went on to describe his thoughts about the police force, the injustice he felt he had suffered, and the effects of the victimization he and his father have suffered.
Tony adds: “I would ask people to keep an open mind, remember that the police (despite how they act, human beings). Are they dedicated to catching these individuals in all forces? Complaints and events similar to what it happened to me, take place, only you, the general public never gets to know it. “
It was clear to me that the experience Tony seems to have endured has definitely had a dramatic effect on his life. These incidents that he has faced have even caused serious mental and health problems for Tony; Even to this day!
Then; I ask: if a percentage of law enforcement officials are abusing their power against civilians, how are we doing? Are civilians supposed to trust and respect the system?