How many "bad cops" do you see? 1 or 3?
A police officer accidentally recorded himself faking a crime scene, confirming what we already knew: the historical practice of planting drugs and/or weapons on national minorities.
Lest we forget when former NYPD narcotics detective, Stephen Anderson, testified in 2011 that he regularly saw police plant drugs on innocent people. The custom is so well known among officers that it has a name: "flaking." The practice costs taxpayers millions to settle cases of false arrests.
Jason Williamson, staff attorney with the ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project, says, "We would be naïve to believe it's not happening on a pretty widespread basis around the country." .
l The victims are unsurprisingly, poor national minorities.
Williamson says, "Police officers aren't stupid. They're not planting drugs on the nun walking up and down the street. They're finding people who they think they can make a credible case against. So you have people who have prior convictions, or people who a court or a jury is likely to believe was involved in this sort of thing." .
l These "undesirables" are the ones society believes belong in prison, in the sense that the privileged members of communities don't raise concerns even when it becomes clear poor national minorities are being incarcerated at extremely high rates for questionable reasons. "Well, they were probably guilty of SOME crime. Throw away the key!" seems to be their reasoning.