Thanks to Ms. K for these fine words. Read them. Weep to think this is as far as we have come.
Former DA: Planting Guns On Shooting Victims ‘Standard Operating Procedure’
Let this sink in and then, think of all the incidents you can recall where we were told “the police officer feared for his life and had to use deadly force.” In fact, those were the exact words in the initial police report from the Walter Scott killing. ~ KS
Attorney Arthur Aidala is a frequent guest on Fox News. The former Senior Assistant District Attorney for Kings County, NY had a lot of first hand experience in dealing with the troubled NYPD of the 1990’s. In a segment discussing the shooting death of Walter Scott by Officer Michael Slager, he may have revealed an open secret, something long claimed but difficult to prove regarding police, accountability, and their ability to get away with murder.
When I was in the DA’s office in the 80s and 90s, that was standard operating procedure. Police officers — I hate to say this — would keep a second gun that nobody knew about on their ankle, so if they ever killed someone they shouldn’t have they would take that gun out.
As a DA, knowing this, he clearly supported the policy at least indirectly. After all, nobody wants the reputation of being against the police, particularly a DA which is reliant upon them for doing their jobs. A hostile DA-police rapport would render the DA unable to fulfill his duty, so whatever the police wished to get away with, they would.
Here is a link to the whole article on “The Fifth Column”