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not getting arrested

2013-11-07 19:46:49.318974+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

The Atlantic Cities looks at former police officer Dale Carson's book Arrest-Proof Yourself:

"Law enforcement officers now are part of the revenue gathering system," Carson tells me in a phone interview. "The ranks of cops are young and competitive, they’re in competition with one another and intra-departmentally. It becomes a game. Policing isn’t about keeping streets safe, it’s about statistical success. The question for them is, Who can put the most people in jail?"

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-07 21:24:38.721665+00 by: Dan Lyke

Assorted people have pointed out that the other thing that helps a lot is being white.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-11-08 02:10:05.981195+00 by: meuon

Sad thing is this type of story is even relevant or needed.