#414: Right to Remain Silent
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#414 The Right to Remain Silent - The Cost of Remaining So
Both of these stories are compelling. But the 2nd with former NYC police officer Adrian Schoolcraft is astonishing in revealing through recordings he surreptitiously made both the daily routine corruption within the NYPD requiring officer arrest quotas and that of its extraordinary efforts to discredit and silence a cop that resisted participation in deadly systemic corruption.
The NYPD under Mayor Bloomberg has become, as he himself described, the 7th largest army in the world of over 55,000. It now has a international presence in 7 major cities globally with the most sophisticated command structure and electronic devices used to surveil civilian population. Surveillance disregarding constitutional prohibitions, probable cause requirements resulting violent harassment of city residents, illegal arrests and subversion of the criminal justice system.
NYC is now a true showcase for the American police state. Listen.
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