January 20, 2007 7:03pm CST
It seems like everyday on the news now you can hear a story about a policeman accepting bribes for favors, planting evidence to cover themselves, shooting innocent people etc. Just a few days ago a 79 year old woman was shot to death in her home during a no-knock warrant. The narcotics policeman said that he had made a buy from a man that stated he lived there. When they got the warrant, which was a no-knock warrant, and burst through the door the 79 yo woman thought she was being robbed and started shooting at the policemen. She was shot and killed. During the investigation, it was found that the policemen actually planted drugs in her house to cover their story and got one of their informants to confess that he had purchased drugs at the home. The informant later confessed that it was a lie. This poor woman was scared to death and was only trying to protect herself from what she thought were burglers breaking into her home since the policemen did not have to announce themselves and was shot to death for nothing. What makes this so sad is that the policemen tried to cover their butts by lying and planting evidence but to no avail. The truth finally came out. This is only one incident close to where I live. It seems like we are hearing more and more of this throughout the United States. I find it very difficult to try to teach our children to trust a corrupt system. What, if anything, can we as citizens do about this problem?
• United States
21 Jan 07
I agree with you there, but are we suppose to just sit by and let loved ones be hurt or killed. It is a big problem and one that will be very hard to fix, but if it were my relative that was killed or lamed or abused by a policeman I would be seeking every avenue to try and correct this problem. Surely there has to be something that citizens can start working toward to correct some of this. Maybe some of our other mylotians will have some suggestions. Thank you for your response. I don't want them to just start firing people because I think there are many good honest ones. I think the bad needs to be weeded out and only the bad fired and unable to work in this field again in any state.