The power of the thick blue line

You will be crushed if you speak out against the police brotherhood – and are a policeman. The consequences are dire and may even be fatal.

For 17 months, New York police officer Adrian Schoolcraft recorded himself and his fellow officers on the job, including their supervisors ordering them to do all sorts of things that police aren’t supposed to do. For example, downgrading real crimes into lesser ones, so they wouldn’t show up in the crime statistics and make their precinct look bad. Adrian’s story first appeared as a five part series in the Village Voice, written by Graham Rayman. (41 minutes)

Source: Is That a Tape Recorder in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Unhappy to See Me?

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