by Ed Lyon
More and more instances of abuse, torture, and murders of civilians by police are coming to light. These acts of domestic terror by the very homefront warriors who are sworn to protect and serve the domestic population are now being outed, condemned, and losing their jobs. Some are facing prison for their acts of barbarity. As their stalking fields steadily shrink, thanks to body cams and bystanders’ cellphone cameras, where do these predators go to find innocent victims to vent their lust for cruelty upon?
Home. They … just go home.
The National Center for Women and Policing recently announced that independent results of two studies report a minimum of 40 percent of all cops are, to put it lightly, “domestic batterers.” In truth, this number is probably low as a great many instances of cops visiting violence upon family members are never reported. Just a few reasons why: Call the police — on the police? Call the police anyway and have him arrested — ever hear of the “Blue Line” or “Code of Silence?” Dropping charges after that arrest — you will never again be credible. Leave and head for a shelter — cops already know where these shelters are. Take him to court — you are now accusing an officer of the law — on his own playing field where he knows the rules, system, and players. It is only your word against his. Obtain a criminal conviction against him — he loses his job, is no longer a cop, so there is no reason for him now not to seek retaliation against you.
In Plant City, Florida, Terry Strawn murdered his wife, daughter, and granddaughter. This Hillsborough County, Florida, deputy sheriff broadcast his monstrous act over the police radio before committing suicide. How much, and how long, did these women suffer before he executed them?
In the Los Angeles, California, police department, the records of 91 cops who remained on the force despite being found guilty of domestic violence show that more than 75 percent of the officers’ performance reports never reflect their conviction. As far as their career paths go, an unbelievable 29 percent of these domestic terrorists were — actually promoted. The report dismally concludes by stating: “employees with sustained allegations were neither barred from moving to desired positions nor transferred out of assignments that were inconsistent with the sustained allegations.”
Despite the massive publicity about football and basketball players abusing their families, they are statistically much safer. Incidents of home violence occur in only five percent of athletes’ homes as opposed to 10 percent of all other homes and a staggering 40 percent of police officers’ homes.
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