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Old 10-10-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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Two different questions.

1) Is it possible that there are cops on the payroll of drug cartel's? Let's say that certain cops patrol a certain area, and provide a safety net for the drug gangs to sell their product. Because if someone calls the police, they will be the first ones to respond, since they are the closest in proximity, but they will just say in their report that they drove by but didn't see any people matching the description in that location.

2) Is it possible that drug cartels/gangs have evolved in the last 50 years? That they have recruited people to become cops to help them facilitate their business, like with what is mentioned in question 1. We all know that communists and socialists have infiltrated state and federal governments and their agencies. Why couldn't the same be said of cops?


These questions came to mind after the recent travesties in New York. There was like, at least 2 confirmed cops in the motorcycle group that did nothing when the SUV driver was getting beat. Maybe there was more since I last checked. What if there are cops in actual gangs. Not saying that those in NY were in a gang, but just in general.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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It's happened in New Orleans before. Don't doubt it's happened elsewhere.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:41 PM
 
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Two different questions.

1) Is it possible that there are cops on the payroll of drug cartel's? Let's say that certain cops patrol a certain area, and provide a safety net for the drug gangs to sell their product. Because if someone calls the police, they will be the first ones to respond, since they are the closest in proximity, but they will just say in their report that they drove by but didn't see any people matching the description in that location.

2) Is it possible that drug cartels/gangs have evolved in the last 50 years? That they have recruited people to become cops to help them facilitate their business, like with what is mentioned in question 1. We all know that communists and socialists have infiltrated state and federal governments and their agencies. Why couldn't the same be said of cops?


These questions came to mind after the recent travesties in New York. There was like, at least 2 confirmed cops in the motorcycle group that did nothing when the SUV driver was getting beat. Maybe there was more since I last checked. What if there are cops in actual gangs. Not saying that those in NY were in a gang, but just in general.
absolutely.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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No wayyyy

Money has never ever enabled corruption.

Crazy tin foil hat conspiracist!
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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Not only are the Drug Cartels (the Mexican Cartels) buying off cops, but they are buying off Judges, Prosecutors, ATF, ICE, Homeland Security agents, Mayors ....... you name anyone who has power (including Politicians) and they are a target for the Cartels. This is how they took over Mexico - why change a winning strategy?
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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It's impossible that this isn't already going on.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:36 PM
 
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Oh I believe it is indeed very possible.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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Two different questions.

1) Is it possible that there are cops on the payroll of drug cartel's? Let's say that certain cops patrol a certain area, and provide a safety net for the drug gangs to sell their product. Because if someone calls the police, they will be the first ones to respond, since they are the closest in proximity, but they will just say in their report that they drove by but didn't see any people matching the description in that location.

2) Is it possible that drug cartels/gangs have evolved in the last 50 years? That they have recruited people to become cops to help them facilitate their business, like with what is mentioned in question 1. We all know that communists and socialists have infiltrated state and federal governments and their agencies. Why couldn't the same be said of cops?


These questions came to mind after the recent travesties in New York. There was like, at least 2 confirmed cops in the motorcycle group that did nothing when the SUV driver was getting beat. Maybe there was more since I last checked. What if there are cops in actual gangs. Not saying that those in NY were in a gang, but just in general.
not only is it possible, it has happened for as long as there has been a police force. and not just police either, as indicated later, the list also includes judges, DAs, public defenders, building inspectors, zoning commissioners, mayors, councilmen, governors, congressmen at the state and federal level, in fact anyone in government can be bought off. and go beyond government to union bosses, CEOs, company presidents, vice presidents, etc.

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No wayyyy

Money has never ever enabled corruption.

Crazy tin foil hat conspiracist!
my tin foil hat must be crooked

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Not only are the Drug Cartels (the Mexican Cartels) buying off cops, but they are buying off Judges, Prosecutors, ATF, ICE, Homeland Security agents, Mayors ....... you name anyone who has power (including Politicians) and they are a target for the Cartels. This is how they took over Mexico - why change a winning strategy?
yep.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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Default Is it possible that drug gangs have hired cops?

I'm sure there are pockets of local corruption where that's the case, but I think it's isolated.

In Mexico, the cartels own entire police departments and even military units, whose commanders are on the payroll, along with most of the rank and file.

I doubt that'll happen here, though.
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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Two different questions.

1) Is it possible that there are cops on the payroll of drug cartel's? Let's say that certain cops patrol a certain area, and provide a safety net for the drug gangs to sell their product. Because if someone calls the police, they will be the first ones to respond, since they are the closest in proximity, but they will just say in their report that they drove by but didn't see any people matching the description in that location.

2) Is it possible that drug cartels/gangs have evolved in the last 50 years? That they have recruited people to become cops to help them facilitate their business, like with what is mentioned in question 1. We all know that communists and socialists have infiltrated state and federal governments and their agencies. Why couldn't the same be said of cops?


These questions came to mind after the recent travesties in New York. There was like, at least 2 confirmed cops in the motorcycle group that did nothing when the SUV driver was getting beat. Maybe there was more since I last checked. What if there are cops in actual gangs. Not saying that those in NY were in a gang, but just in general.
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