Corruption is a widespread social phenomenon; it remains to exist in every culture – even though many countries argue to have eliminated corruption in superior authorities.
These countries believe that corruption only exists in bureaucratic societies; where every single issue is dictated and dominated by a government; perhaps a corrupt government. I beg to differ…
…Police corruption can comprise of a single officer or a collection of officers, or could even be an orthodox exercise of a complete police department!
So this led to me to investigate a common complaint for injustice within society; police harassment and victimization – here are just a couple of headlines I found supporting such complaints:
PHILADELPHIA COPS FALSELY ARREST & HOLD WOMEN FOR THREE WEEKS ON FAULTY POSITIVE DRUG TEST
PHILADELPHIA COPS SHOT TWENTY CITIZENS DEAD IN 2006, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF UNARMED INNOCENT CITIZENS
NEW YORK CITY COPS GUN DOWN THREE INNNOCENT UNARMERD BLACK MEN KILLING ONE PLUS STILL YET ANOTHER SHOOTING THEN GUN DOWN ANOTHER MAN WHO HAD SURRENDERED
I don’t dispute the fact that many police enforcement officers are decent human beings who will try hard to do an honest job for everyone they deal with. Many are honest and need the cooperation of the honest citizen. However research does suggest that powers are being abused by corrupt police officers and citizens are being subject to harassment in some cases.
I decided to speak someone about their experiences and their perspective on the law, a person who feels they have been victimized and subject to harassment.
Meet Tony Hayes:
Tony Hayes made no secret of his time spent in custody for the assault of a doorman. He said the “actions were in defense of myself and my ex wife after a doorman threatened us both with offensive weapons”.
However, previous to this, Tony had filed a complaint against various officers for harassment as well as fictitious statements, malicious behavior & un-professional conduct.
How did the victimization start?
“It started after I first filed a complaint against an officer for slander and defamation of character; I did so because an officer was telling members of the public that I had been arrested for drunken disorderly which was untrue!”
“I felt this was malicious and vindictive as at the time I was the owner of a Muay Thai boxing club. This could ruin my reputation and my livelihood – so I filed a complaint against the officer”.
“I was then called into the police station and I spoke with an inspector who promised me he would make the incident from before (the defense of myself and my ex wife after a doorman threatened us both with extreme weapons) would go away if I dropped my complaint against his officer”.
“I refused and then he made a call to the CPS there and then, a month later I was in court for this incident”
“Ever since I filed that complaint I have become the victim of police harassment, wrongful arrest, assault, you name it.”…