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POLICE: Criminal justice system is a joke

Letter by Brianne Mattson, Tacoma on Sep. 22, 2011 at 11:36 am with 11 Comments »
September 22, 2011 11:36 am

A 12-year-old calls police because a drug user with a gun is in his house beating his mom. Two cops are now on trial because they took the gun from the convicted felon and arrested him.

Surprise, surprise: The felon walks fee and the cops are now on trial. I guess that’s why it’s called “criminal justice”; the criminals get all the justice.

What a joke our system is! I have to ask myself why anyone would want to be a cop in our state. The deck is obviously stacked for the criminals.

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  1. Two cops are now on trial because they took the gun from the convicted felon and arrested him.

    I’m thinking there is a lot more to this story than Brianne is relating……

    Anyone have links to the story?

  2. interestedcitizen says:

    Yes, please reference an actual case.

  3. BlaineCGarver says:

    It’s been on the front page recently. And, yes…the two cops are being railroaded.

  4. BlaineCGarver – Since I don’t rely upon the TNT for news, I just scan the front page. Don’t really remember anything there except the strike. Looked at today’s front page and didn’t see anything.

    And…….you gotta know that I’m not gonna just take your word for it about whether or not the cops are getting a fair deal.

  5. jjohnson67 says:

    Blaine, how can you say the cops are being railroaded? They admitted that what they testified to in court was not fact. Now they are trying to make up excuses why they just didn’t seem to get their stories straight. They’re pointing fingers at each other.

    They lied under oath; they lied intentionally because they hadn’t followed procedures. Whether you agree with the procedures or think they need to be changed, they were the procedures, the law at that point in time, and they needed to be followed.

    Others have gone to jail for doing the same thing. If cops are really heroes they better act like it and not try to lie their way out of something they didn’t do right. Thank goodness most cops are heroes, but not these two. Good cops don’t lie under oath.

    You or I would be in jail already.

  6. MadTaxpayer says:

    Lundquist is out to make a name for the election. And to spank the Deputies for Detective Nissen’s actions.

  7. highly hysterical and without any reference of circumstance.

    by the by…i’ve contacted law enforcement on certain occasions for assistance, never once had a positive thing to say. in my experience they provide no assistance at all while being generally insulting and also threatening while insisting that i (the Victim) fully investigate AND (most importantly and obviously, most difficult) provide video evidence before they will show any shred of thought of being of any help.
    they are worthless when when it matters, and a hinderance when it really doesn’t. i say boo.
    and if we got to vote on their salaries like we do the teachers, then the police could take a back seat to the educators in my book.

  8. Read the story Brianne. Had the cops not lied under oath, there could have been an arguement whether the search was or was not legal. I believe they had probable cause to enter the residence. But some cops decide to lie to make their cases “stronger”. These two need to lose their badges, pensions, jobs, AND freedom! They are two of the criminals that you think the system is stacked for.

  9. Dave98373 says:

    These cops are accused of lying under oath. The rights of the accused at the scene is a separate issue. I do think that calling for jail time and giving up their pensions (which they already earned) is a bit excessive if convicted of perjury.

  10. Not only did the officer lie under oath… be he lied under oath about a written report that was in evidence…

    That is kinda like a Darwin to me… lie about something that you have written.

    I agree, lose your job, keep the money you earned… jail time, not in this case.

  11. old_benjamin says:

    Pray you are never a victim of identity theft. This crime gets into the circular file faster than a neutrino travels from Cern to the Gran Sasso laboratory. Ten million victims a year in the U.S. suggests we need a better approach.

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