i can imagine writers at the onion groaning yet again at being beaten by reality.
Some of these incidents go back more than 10 years, and there are probably former employees involved, so the amount of documents will be higher for those with multiple accusations. The real question is this - of the 1500 there now, how many were not named on any of the documents?
Then the employees would have an average turnover of about one week for them to hide one record each.
Wait…wait…do you mean to say some police actually need training to be clowns?
I just found these two recently:
I like their coverage. They definitely call out all the places where the law authorities didn’t do their effing jobs and more people ended up getting hurt. Of the ones I’ve heard so far, the Ken and Barbie murderers were especially egregious on that front.
ETA: and I just made it to your post about Louisville. Yet another example of how the police do not protect young women.
(I know there are lots of groups they don’t protect, this is in context of the case referenced above.)
A few years before the Boston marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a suspect in a triple murder in Waltham MA. The Waltham police didn’t really pursue this because the murder was drug related and the victims were drug dealers. The murder went unsolved.
I hadn’t heard that part. WTH, coppers?
In the Ken and Barbie murders, it stretched beyond the standard leaving criminals to keep committing crimes, which is already just too much. In addition to the totally preventable body count, 2 innocent guys ended up falsely convicted of the heinous crimes and spent years and years in prison, all of which could’ve been avoided if the police had simply followed a lead, or processed the evidence submitted. That last came something like 4 years after the evidence was submitted. Reminded me of all the other precincts with shelves upon shelves of unprocessed rape kits.
Seriously, one of the biggest side benefits of defunding the police to reduce violence against POC will be to separate criminal investigation from the stupid, lazy shits who currently do it and get people who can solve a puzzle in their place.