Thursday, February 19, 2015

Like it or Not, Cops Do Lie and Plant Evidence

I have said this for years, sometimes to the outraged condemnation of police groupies and pissed-off cops, but now a cop himself says what I could not say better nor more effectively.  Does this mean all cops are bad?  No; many are good.  But the presumption that a cop is truthful merely because he wears a badge is idiotic, and it is one of the main problems in jury trials today - jurors do not want to believe that what appears to be a lie is, when uttered by a shiny badged, Boy Scout-looking cop.  Think again: