NYPD officer who arrested NYT photographer indicted


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#2

Good.


#3

Damn, if they can arrest a police officer for lying, no liars are safe!


#4

Don’t worry. This gross injustice will soon be set right, by new anti-terrorism laws preventing rabble-rousers to use their weapons of mass information.


#5

It’s a good first start, but I’ll be much less cynical if he’s convicted. If he isn’t, you can bet he’ll be back on the streets with a badge, and a grudge.


#6

Right on. This trend needs to continue.


#7

Lie’s & corruption in the rank’s of NYC’s finest?
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[1]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoNkmAUKWEg The Knapp Commission / “They Wished They Were Honest” 1970

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And, Of course the story of Frank Serpico / Movie ( Loved Al Pacino in that role )


#8

YES!
About time.


#9

Holy crap - they actually indicted a cop? In NYC? He must really have done something to piss off his chain of command and/or the union for that to be allowed… 'cause that kind of thing just doesn’t happen.


#10

Holy shit. I did not expect that.

Also, this is a good general reminder of why you might want to keep your phone set to automatically upload all new photos to the cloud. You might only have a few seconds before a cop takes it and smashes it, and you’ll really want that evidence to be somewhere safe.


#11

I had no idea this was against the law. He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past


#12

Lying in general, no. Lying in a variety of specific, legally defined, contexts (police reports, SEC filings, sworn testimony, etc.), yes, yes indeed.

Now, the fact that an officer was actually charged for falsifying a report concerning an arrest (accusing somebody whose camera didn’t have a flash mounted of totally, like, menacing him with the flash was a nice touch) is crazy rare. They don’t call what happens when an officer takes to the stand ‘testilying’ for nothing…


#13

What a guy!


#14

(I was joking. I had no idea lying under oath was against the law if cops do it. Only mortals.)


#15

Was probably the autofocus light on the camera. Even so, shouldn’t be arresting folks taking pictures, regardless of who they work for.


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